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Life Cycle Management


Life Cycle Management


Active Phase
Classic Phase
Limited Phase
Obsolete Phase


  • Available for sales.

  • Full manufacturing.

  • Actively promoted in assigned counties.

  • Available to all (authorized) customers.

  • Full technical and customer support available.

  • Periodically enhanced through R&D and product improvements.

  • Full availability of all spare parts.

  • Extended warranty available for application.



  • Product is still available, but not extensively promoted
    (a substitution product will be identified with cross-​reference in most cases).

  • Product’s ownership moves to ABB Service team for support (not applicable to all products).

  • No further enhancements and developments.

  • Spare parts fully available.

  • There may be increases in price and/or lead-​times.



  • Product is no longer actively promoted by the sales force.

  • Service support is ensured, including retrofit kits, spare parts and accessories.

  • Product is no longer manufactured or limited production might be available.

  • There may be increases in price and/or lead-​times.

  • Life extension solutions may be available under “Customer Support Agreement”.



  • Product is withdrawn from sales.

  • No longer manufactured as a complete product.

  • Retrofit kits, where applicable, are available for most applications.

  • Spare parts availability may diminish over time with decrease in production volumes.



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