Designing to Improve Serviceability – Earthmoving and Construction Machinery 821111
The ease of serviceability affects the total owning and operating cost of earthmoving and construction machinery. Equipment is purchased to do a job and do it effectively. Serviceability impacts on product effectiveness. In addition to ease of repair (repairability) and ease of maintenance (maintainability), serviceability includes ease of diagnosis. During machine development phases, serviceability must be developed along with other machine requirements. To produce desirable results, a planned, disciplined process with dealer and user input added to manufacturer’s input is required.