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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2017|
|Event||24th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2017 - Kamakura Prince Hotel, Kamakura, Japan|
Duration: 8 Mar 2017 → 10 Mar 2017
Conference number: 24
- Assessment of end-of-life strategies
- Automation technology components