PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE OF INDUSTRIAL CAMERAS
After going on sale, the minimum lifespan for each of our industrial cameras is seven years. The stages of an industrial camera's typical life cycle are depicted in the graph below.
MARKET INTRODUCTION OF AN INDUSTRIAL CAMERA
When cameras are released, they are equipped with the newest generation of sensor. The most recent generation of sensors is nearly always quieter and more sensitive to light than earlier generations of sensors. Consequently, a higher quality image can be obtained.
CHECK FOR NEWER ALTERNATIVES
Manufacturers of sensors will either release an updated version of the sensor after three to seven years, or a different brand of sensor may perform better in terms of imaging. Thus, it's crucial to see if any alternative camera models with more recent image sensors are available during this time.
Sadly, cameras do eventually reach their End of Life (EOL). The majority of the time, this is because the camera sensor manufacturer has announced that the sensor will become obsolete. However, occasionally this may be the result of extremely low volume demand. Every camera manufacturer that uses this image sensor in their cameras is impacted by this. We will notify our customers who have purchased this camera within the last two years as soon as the sensor manufacturer notifies the camera manufacturer that the sensor is nearing its end of life. Additionally, we will work hard to develop a replacement model that precisely matches your existing camera type. The Current camera is still available for purchase for up to a year.
LAST TIME BUY
The deadline for processing new orders for this type of camera is the "last time buy" date. Customers frequently place bulk orders that require several deliveries spread out over a year or two (call of order). The camera is EOL after the call of order because it can no longer be produced.
CONCLUSION PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT OF AN INDUSTRIAL CAMERA
- After going on sale, every camera is at least available for seven years—often much longer.
- You can still order the camera for a year after the EOL announcement.
- When you use our last time buy in conjunction with a call of order, you have up to three years after the EOL announcement to upgrade your machine with a newer camera model.