In creating a functional location, the functional location often takes on the function of the location where individual objects (engines, gearboxes, pumps, and so on) can be installed. In such cases, it is possible to view removal and installation locations from the point of view of the installation location and also from the point of view of the individual installation or removal object.
Functional Location Criteria
You should use functional locations to structure your systems in the following conditions:
- You want to represent the structures of the technical systems in your company according to functional criteria.
- You need to perform and record maintenance tasks for certain parts of your technical system.
- You need to store technical data for certain parts of your technical system and evaluate this data over a long period of time.
- You want to monitor the cost of maintenance tasks for certain parts of your technical system.
- You want to analyze the effects of the usage conditions on the likelihood of damage to the installed equipment.
Master Record for Functional Location
Example of Functional Location Structure
The identification for functional locations is created using the structure indicator.
The structure indicator consists of the following input fields:
- Coding template:
A coding template is used to control the characters that may be used for identification (letters, numbers, or both) and how these characters are grouped or split.
- Hierarchy levels:
The hierarchy levels are used to define which level ends at which character, as well as the number of hierarchy levels the structure may contain.
A functional location can be identified using a maximum of 40 characters, which is the maximum length of the coding template.