Posts tagged ‘service’

iPOD Nano as a Service Tool in Manufacturing Line for Maintenance Personnel

I wanted to share a Service Tool which we can be used as a “Human to Machine Application” in a production environment.

Modern automated manufacturing plants  have a large team of technicians and engineers who maintain highly automated production equipment around the clock.

Each of them can be  given an iPOD Nano to be able to access information as they are servicing or trouble shooting equipment whose down time could run to thousands of dollars per minute.

The iPOD Nano can have  the following information arranged as playlists

  • Maintenance Manuals
  • Calibration Procedures
  • Standard Operating Instructions (SOP’s)
  • Sensor tuning manuals
  • Spare Parts Lists
  • Vendor emergency contact information
  • Equipment Trouble shooting aids

The iPod Nano can be used for

  • Recording audio comments as well as video shots of equipment malfunction.docked at the end of the day to
  • Retrieve updates as well as download observations and service logs.

The iPOD nano is used as an example but iPhones and other Android devices  will work as well.

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Brand New Future of Servicing of Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles are in. Very soon the roads will be flooded with economical personal transport. Electric Vehicles do not have to be serviced as frequently as the present internal combustion engined mobiles. Looks like the recommended frequency will be at least a year.

Now, I know dealers will try and get creative to get servicing to be a lucrative deal.

This is not going to happen with the predominance of social media. There will be a brand new way for servicing .

  • Faulty Modules will be exchanged for factory reconditioned modules.
  • There will b no such thing as a labor charge
  • There will be a fixed price including replacement by robots
  • Most problems can be diagnosed by wireless internet on a real time basis
  • Most components will be interchangeable between different makers
  • Online databases will keep track of changes
  • Online databases will give instant quotes on replacement items
  • Customers can also upgrade new module rather than change the whole mobile
  • Software changes to tablet PC’s can be downloaded for enhancements

Let me see what suggestions come from our readers