The PRT master record contains the
usual management data found in planning master records, as well as
information on status, location, and if applicable on the
assignment to a group or record of production resources and tools.
A link to the classification system provides the record with
additional user-defined data.
The PRT master record can contain a
reference to document master records. You may also directly include
the document master records as test equipment in task lists. The
inspector can access drawings and other types of document by using
the document management interfaces of CAD systems or of the SAP
If general logistical functions are
required for test equipment, for example, for procurement,
inventory management or quality inspection, the material master
records for the test equipment must be maintained. Batch
If distinctions between individual items, or groups of test
equipment are required, you can create batch master records in
addition to the materials. If test equipment is managed in batches,
you can trigger calibration inspections using
The equipment master record allows
you to use the extensive functions of the Plant Maintenance (PM)
application component to monitor, maintain and calibrate test
When production orders are released, the system checks the
status of the test equipment to confirm that it is available.
Maintenance intervals are controlled according to the usage of
If a maintenance deadline is reached, the system automatically
creates maintenance orders.
Calibration results are stored in the test equipment
The following functions are currently not available in the
standard system. Take steps in your organization to monitor these
Status monitoring of test equipment that is not shown in
equipment or PRT master records
When orders are released the system checks the status of the
equipment and PRT master records. If test equipment is shown in
another form in your organization, you must ensure that only the
test equipment allowed is used.
Capacity monitoring of test equipment
You must consider the following when handling orders or inspection
Scheduling or capacity requirements planning
You can check the availability of
test equipment by running a report that displays the current usage
of equipment in production orders.
Location monitoring (checking-out and checking-in of