Rotables – Serial Number Tracking
A rotable is an asset that is removable from one location to another identified by a unique serial number. The removed item is generally repaired or improved, and either re-installed on the same asset or another asset/s of the same ilk or stored for later installation. The physical asset does not move itself, the child rotable asset is what is rotated.
The rotable asset code is a system generated asset code (defined in the control form by a single prefix), nominated as a child (component) of the rotable asset with matching serial numbers.
SmartAsset utilises a child item attached to the trackable host such that a change out may be effected by simply changing the parent codes of incoming /outgoing Serial Numbers.
By adopting this approach each rotable keeps its own identity, optionally using an auto allocated “R” number (set in control form) for life. This includes all of the usual associated asset data such as reference data, apl’s, readings, remarks and standard activity links.
Rotations are accomplished by moving items identified by their serial number from one positional definition to another. For example, a wheel consisting of a tyre and rim may be moved from a component facility that identifies the front-right vehicular position to one that represents the back-left position.
A string of up to 24 characters (alphabetic and/or numeric) that identifies a serial number to be associated with an asset.
This number is used by SmartAsset to identify assets that are nominated as being trackable (rotable) and is recorded as part of the Asset Audit trail.
The number is also recorded in job history and is provided as a job history search parameter. This is useful for assets for which serial number changes are possible and are required to be analysed separately or together.
A serial number can be added to any asset that is not serial number tracked if required.