The process of Reverse Engineering entails identifying and thoroughly analyzing the parts and components of a system and their interrelationship with one another to duplicate or upgrade the system. This system can be a final product, a subassembly, or an existing component.
In the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) sector, reverse engineering is done without utilizing drawings, computer model, or documentation. So naturally, it requires skills, experience, and a sound knowledge of circuitry. When a finished product is deconstructed, a lot can be determined about how several parts fit together and work in unison. This can help in guiding reverse engineering services company to facilitate analysis, design, development, testing and maintenance of the system.
Machine Maintenance with Reverse Engineering?
The working of individual components and how they fit in together facilitates ease of machine maintenance. By analyzing the segregated components, a conclusive evidence to replace or update a system’s design architecture or chip technology can be achieved easily. Also, the need for designing additional programs or fine-tuning the existing ones can be decided upon in a hassle-free manner. Disassembling and reassembling the components at their minimum makes it quite simple to determine which components require maintenance and which do not. This is both time-efficient and cost-effective.
Reverse Engineering facilitates more periodic attention towards machine maintenance. This is because with reverse engineering, one can formulate a maintenance plan targeting only specific components saving time and resources for the overall maintenance of the whole system.
Repair and Rework with Reverse Engineering
Highly expensive machines can go down simply because of one component. What if the OEM goes out of business despite the machine being still in its initial days? When a highly expensive machine system is left with no support or repair, reverse engineering can come to the rescue.
Decision Making with Reverse Engineering
Reverse engineering not only facilitates machine maintenance but also helps a lot to promote analysis, design and development. This leads to an efficient decision, saving time and money. If only a few parts or components require change in design or maintenance, with reverse engineering one can make the decision to formulate a plan only for specific parts and deploy them.
Summing it up
The process of Reverse Engineering demands time, dedication and skill. Mastering the entire process takes years of experience especially for complicated boards and circuits with obsolete components. It requires studying thoroughly how circuits are designed and why such a design was carried out. With Reverse Engineering, several complex issues associated with EMS can be resolved by efficient decision making with respect to analysis, design, development, maintenance, repair and rework.