Disassembly and cleaning
Everything starts at disassembly. We think it’s critical that all components are completely disassembled by skilled personnel. By using the same methodical approach to disassembly as we do to our other processes we can salvage reusable components and maximize the value of the finished product.
Choosing the right cleaning method is important: too aggressive and you might damage the part, too mild and it will not be clean. Getting parts clean is important not only for keeping contamination out of the final product, but also for removing things that can hide cracks and other flaws. We use the following cleaning techniques and equipment:
- High pressure steam cleaners
- Soda blast
- Shot blast
- Ultrasonic tanks up to 8 kW
- Caustic hot tank
- Bead blast
Salvage and inspection
All of our parts are inspected and many receive multiple levels of testing and measurement. We use dimensions and geometric tolerances from OEM drawings to make sure the parts meet the correct specification.
Using techniques such as magnetic particle inspection, dye penetration, and bore scope inspection we can determine if any cracks or flaws are present. By finding these hidden problems we can prevent them from causing a failure in the field. We currently have four ASTM NDT level 2 technicians in our plant.
We use many salvage techniques for restoring parts to as-new condition. These include metal spray, electroplating, and lock-n-stitch. We also have full welding and CNC machining capabilities in our workshop along with a wide range of conventional milling, turning, grinding, and boring machines.
Our skilled assemblers follow factory manuals and specifications when building our products. As part of our comprehensive quality management system every job carries check sheets and other documentation with it through every step of the process. All of the critical checks and measurements are recorded down to the serial number of the tools used. This gives us full traceability of both the equipment and personnel used to remanufacture each part.
Each technician is equipped with online access to bills of material and parts information. We make sure that all agreed updates and service bulletins are incorporated into our products, so it’s important to have the latest information.
Every part that leaves the factory has been comprehensively checked. Whether it’s the largest engine or the smallest hydraulic pump each one is run through a performance test. Test plans usually come from the OEMs and have many steps that need to be completed. Each test is recorded and stored electronically and can be recalled at short notice. Our technicians know that when they test a product our reputation is on the line. All of our employees are also owners of the company and they understand the importance of producing a quality product.
Painting and packing and shipping
We can provide whatever painting and packaging options you require for your product. In addition to designing and manufacturing packaging solutions in-house, we are happy to use your paints and branded products so that no repackaging is required. We can offer full logistics services for both the finished product and core and are happy to ship to you or directly to your customers.