Willian Santos of ABI Electronics and RepairDontWaste.com recently had the pleasure of being a special guest on the UK’s top manufacturing-focused podcast and had the opportunity to speak about the evolution of the ‘Repair, Don’t Waste’ movement and the successes it has made so far.
The subject of this case study is a company we’ll call IDS, short for “in deep ship.” IDS is the designer and manufacturer of RSS drill heads for offshore oil drilling. Prior to finding ABI and BoardMaster, IDS was having a problem with their RSS drill heads. Deep under the seabed, something was causing a fault in the transmission from the drill head. Without a drill head location signal, drill rig operators were forced to pull the drill.
If you work in electronics, from quality control to service, maintenance, and repair, you now have the chance to watch back our latest webinar on PCB Lifecycle Support.
ABI Electronics has just been awarded a contract to supply its exclusive electronic reverse engineering system, RevEng, to the MoD’s Defence Electronics and Components Agency (DECA).
The Lights Are Going Down on a Throwaway Equipment Culture
Simply throwing out electrical equipment and updating to ‘this year’s model’ is wasteful, expensive and causes problems of pollution and toxins, especially in emerging economies. It does not have to be this way.