Product Life Cycle Announcement SAMI MINISTAR Frequency Converter by broverya87

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									                                           ABB Automation Technologies                                    DOCLCMSAMIM02
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FIPSE/TLC                          09.06.2003                                  EN                           A               1 (2)
Ari Niskanen


                                      Product Life Cycle Announcement
                                     SAMI MINISTAR Frequency Converter

This document announces the transition of SAMI MINISTAR to the Obsolete phase of ABB’s Product
Life Cycle.

1. LIFE CYCLE MODEL
ABB’s Life Cycle Model has been created to provide comprehensive support for our valued customers
and to ensure that they have continuous access to life cycle services. More detailed description of the
ABB Life Cycle Model is presented on page 2.

2. LIFE CYCLE PHASE CHANGE
On January 1, 2004 SAMI MINISTAR Product will enter Obsolete phase.

3. CHARACTERISTICS OF CHANGE TO OBSOLETE PHASE
When entering to the Obsolete phase ABB shall no longer guarantee support for SAMI MINISTAR
Product. Spare parts, repair and support services are provided only as long as they are available.

4. RECOMMENDED ACTION
It is recommended that the SAMI MINISTAR Product will be replaced with a new ABB AC Drive Product.
A Web-based tool at http://194.241.163.54/driveupgrade/ is available for finding the correct
replacement. The local ABB organization is glad to help to choose the correct replacement for the
equipment in question and explain what other options are available.

5. FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on the available DRIVES services, such as replacement possibilities and the ABB
Life Cycle Policy for drives, please see http://www.abb.com/drivesservices/ and/or contact your local
ABB organization.
For further information on the Life Cycle Model and Available services, please contact ABB Oy, Global
Product Support, Sales & Marketing by e-mail mailto:global.productsupport@fi.abb.com.




ABB has standardized the Life Cycle concept for the drives products and service portfolio.
The purpose of the Life Cycle concept is to ensure the best possible return on investment for the customer`s installation
                                           ABB Automation Technologies                                           DOCLCMSAMIM02
Issued by department:              Date:                                        Lang.:                           Revision:                Page:

FIPSE/TLC                          09.06.2003                                   EN                               A                        2 (2)
Ari Niskanen


6. THE ABB LIFE CYCLE MODEL




                                                                                                                          Active
                                                                                                                          •    development and
                                                                                                                               sales phase
                                                                                                                          Classic
                                                                                                                          •    product maintenance
                                                                                                                               phase
                                                                                                                          Limited
                                                                                                                          •    service support
                                                                                                                               phase
                                                                                                                          Obsolete
                                                                                                                          •    no viable service
                                                                                                                               market or
                                                                                                                               technology remains




 •     Product and services           •     Product is no longer actively   •   Product manufacturing is no           •      Product Support is no longer
       have been released for               sold by PRU, but complete           longer supported by                          possible within reasonable
                                            modules still available for         development                                  cost
       sale by PRU
                                            most products from sPRU         •   Spare part availability (excl.        •      ABB is no longer capable of
 •     Continuing search for          •     Enhancements available as           modules) continues as long                   supporting the product
       functional enhancements              technology permits                  as components are available                  technically and/or old
 •     Support                        •     Price may increase due to       •   Recommended replacement                      technology is no longer
       upgrade/replacement                  lower volume, increased             with Active Product                          available
       from older products                  vendor component costs, etc.    •   Recycling Services are                •      Many ABB products have
       (limited & obsolete) to        •     Active Product replacement          available where permitted                    been and continue to be
                                            program available                                                                supported for over 20 years
       active version




                        Full Product Support Service                        Limited Product Support Service




ABB has standardized the Life Cycle concept for the drives products and service portfolio.
The purpose of the Life Cycle concept is to ensure the best possible return on investment for the customer`s installation

								
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