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D: use intensive

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Improvement objectives and strategies for basic type D
(use intensive product)

Realize a high degree of functionality

Reliable and functionally sound products ensure maximum benefit from the resources used and also guarantee customer satisfaction.
Is it possible to further improve the functional quality of the product (and its components)?
Is it possible to prolong the useful life of the product by means of regular tests of its functionality and operational safety?

-> Optimizing product functionality

Target: Improved functionality by means of upgrading, multi functionality, ...

-> Improving maintenance

Target: Improving maintenance through wear detection, ...


Ensure safe use of the product

With products that are used intensively, operational safety is particularly important.
Does the product hold a potential risk to the environment, is it possible to take measures that minimize this risk?

-> Ensuring environmental safety performance

Target: Risk minimization


Reduce energy and material input at use stage

The more often a product is used the greater the proportion of resources used up and of waste and emissions generated at the use stage in relation to the overall environmental impact caused by the product during its life cycle.
Is it possible to reduce the consumption of energy and material at the use stage?
Is it possible to reduce the amount of waste and emissions generated during the use of the product?

-> Reducing consumption at use stage

Target: Reducing the consumption of energy and process materials during product use

-> Avoidance of waste at use stage

Target: Avoiding waste during product use

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