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Making use of our synergies

Today, there are more than 30 different material number systems within the ebm-papst group. Due to the relocation of production, up to 5 different logics may have to be mastered in one single location. The complexity is enormous and making use of synergies is extremely difficult.

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In order to keep growing and meeting the needs of their customers, ebm-papst is pushing the globalization of their production network. The importance of purchase and development centers in Asia and America continues to grow. However, those who act globally must also speak a common global language.

A globally consistent material number logic makes it very easy to identify where exactly which products are used worldwide. This helps us make better use of our resources worldwide and benefit from our purchasing potential. Above all, it makes global communication and the exchange of information a lot easier.

     

What does the new global material number system mean for ebm-papst customers?

Customers who already specify the ebm-papst material number on their purchase orders today (e.g.: W1G200EC8720, 9274014351, 55330.01083, ...) do not have to change or add anything.

Customers using only the current ebm-papst type designation on their orders (e.g. 4650N, iQ3612-310250-V10.0, ...) are requested to also give the material number to avoid confusion and wrong deliveries.
No, since the material number for existing products remains unchanged, the approvals will stay valid and will not change. Designations which are relevant for the approvals will continue to be printed on the labels.
In some cases, the label will be changed to additionally include the new type designation. We shall inform these customers of the impending change in good time to make sure this has no negative impact on their business.
If you would like to receive such a list, please get in touch with your trusted ebm-papst sales contact who will then be happy to provide you with this information.
ebm-papst Mulfingen
So far, products from ebm-papst Mulfingen had no type designation.

ebm-papst St. Georgen
Since the type designation for products of ebm-papst St. Georgen changes, you will find in a certain transitional period the new 12-digit type designation, the future global material number as well as the old type designation on all documents (e.g. order confirmations, delivery notes, invoices, …).

ebm-papst Landshut
For products of ebm-papst Landshut only the new type designation and the material number are printed on the documents, the old type designation is no longer mentioned on documents (e.g. order confirmations, delivery notes, invoices, …).

The new material number logic at a glance

The future ten-digit material number indicates whether it is an end product, a component or a prototype. Within the ebm-papst world, each material number is unique and describes a product clearly and unmistakably.

Customer purchase orders must include this material number. It serves as a unique order number for our customers.

However, the material numbers of existing products will not change. Therefore, all existing approvals will remain valid after the implementation of the new global material number logic.

 

Examples of future catalog information:

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Important:

The new type designation is not unique! There can be several products bearing the same type designation. However, an ebm-papst product is always clearly and unmistakably identified by its material number.

It is therefore imperative that you as an ebm-papst customer always clearly specify the material number in your purchase orders, not only the type designation.

The type designation indicates important distinguishing features of our products in encoded form. Both existing and new products will receive a new type designation.

With the type designation, our products can be divided into main categories. Unlike the material number, the type designation cannot be used to uniquely identify a specific product. This means that there can be several ebm-papst products bearing the same type designation.

 

Examples of future catalog information:

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Important:

The new type designation is not unique! There can be several products bearing the same type designation. However, an ebm-papst product is always clearly and unmistakably identified by its material number.

It is therefore imperative that you as an ebm-papst customer always clearly specify the material number in your purchase orders, not only the type designation.

    

The new type designation

The new type designation consists of 12 digits. The first digit indicates the product category (e.g., fan, motor, pump, electronics, gas valve, etc.).

The significance of the individual digits depends fundamentally on the preceding positions.

The following example shows the type designation of an axial fan (without wall ring) with flow direction A and an impeller diameter of 200mm.

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Example of new products

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Fan, centrifugal with backward-curved blades, nominal impeller diameter 560mm

  • Material number old:        -
  • Material number new:      8300100123
  • Type designation old:     -
  • Type designation new:   VBS0560PTTTZ

Implementation in stages

As mentioned before, the material numbers of products placed on the market before the implementation of the new material number logic are not going to change. However, all ebm-papst products, both those to be generated as new ones and those existing already, are given a new type designation.

Implementation of the new global material number logic is to take place in stages:

As of January 2019, the designation for accessories and components will be gradually adjusted in all documents. The material number for existing parts remains unchanged.

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As of April 2019, the new type designation will be used for end products. Implementation will be in blocks and may last until the end of 2019.

As of April 2019, the new material number will be implemented for some new products. Introducing the new material number for all new products may also last until the end of 2019. 

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