Assessment of End-of-life Strategies for Automation Technology Components

Mercedes Barkmeyer*, Alexander Kaluza, Nico Pastewski, Sebastian Thiede, Christoph Herrmann

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Automation technology components (ATCs) are often used in highly individual applications by manufacturing companies. The large variety of different use scenarios creates high uncertainty concerning most suitable end-of-life strategies. Typical strategies that can be implemented during the products end-of-life stage are reuse, repair, remanufacturing and recycling. As each of these strategies has a different effect on the products economic and environmental performance an assessment method is needed that respects relevant parameters. Most publications illustrate methods for environmental or sustainable product assessment. Much less is known about how end-of-life strategies can be assessed for a product. For this reason, the article discusses a procedure for the assessment of end-of-life strategies with an examplary prototype tool for pneumatic cylinders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-39
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event24th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2017 - Kamakura Prince Hotel, Kamakura, Japan
Duration: 8 Mar 201710 Mar 2017
Conference number: 24


  • Assessment of end-of-life strategies
  • Automation technology components
  • MorphoCheck
  • Recycling
  • Remanufacturing
  • Repair
  • Reuse


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