Part Usage

As a complement to the function Parts Identification, you can use the function Parts Usage of the ProKat system to determine in which vehicles a part can be installed.

This includes both original parts and aftermarket articles. In this way, you can use not only the OE part numbers (e.g. from reference data) but also the specific article numbers which are, for example, on the packaging or on the part itself to determine the vehicles. The respective article numbers of the manufacturers as well as any existing EAN (GTIN) or usage numbers can be used.

In addition to the list of vehicle models, restrictive criteria such as manufacturing dates, engines, variants, or equipment can be called up in detail for each assignment.


Oil filter of Febi Bilstein

For a Febi Bilstein engine oil filter, vehicle listings are to be added. The article number of Febi Bilstein can be found on the packaging and on the filter itself, see figure below. This is the starting point for the identification.

If required, the direct article query can be used to obtain information about other data, in particular, the properties of the part.

The following screenshots are taken from the ProKat-Desktop. By providing a service via an interface, a different representation in your software is also possible.

  If the article number is also used by other manufacturers, first select the article to be viewed.

The referenced original parts are then determined for the selected article.

In this example, we have a filter for vehicles of the VW group, which can also be used by Ford. If desired, this selection can be reduced to exclude manufacturers or brands.

The application area can also be filtered if desired. On the one hand, by parts such as relays or temperature sensors with their various uses, and on the other hand by type of vehicle.

Here, for example, the transporters could be excluded from the set of results.

The result is a list of the models in which the part can actually be used.

This information consists of the manufacturer, model series (not shown in the screenshot) and model
(incl. type designation such as "1U5" and manufacturing date).

For each model, the restrictions can be determined in the next step, if desired. In the example of the oil filter, these are the different engines in which the filter can be used.

In particular for parts with multiple criteria or dependencies, such as windshields, this level can provide either individual combinations of variants, equipment, and manufacturing dates, or condensed views of this information for each vehicle model.