Remanufacturing is the process of disassembling a machine into its individual components and then rebuilding it to meet current standards. This process is more comprehensive than a rebuild. A grinder rebuild typically involves inspecting, cleaning, and replacing worn or broken parts of the machine with a new one. Parts that are still functioning will not be replaced as long as they meet the manufacturer’s acceptable wear limits.
Remanufacturing a grinding machine involves a thorough assessment of all the components of the machine, and each of these components is restored to manufacturer standards. The result will be a machine that meets or even exceeds OEM specifications.
So, what exactly are remanufactured grinders? By definition, they are grinders that have been rebuilt with modern mechanical, hydraulic and electrical capabilities making them better than new equipment. Remanufactured grinders typically cost between 30% to 70% less than brand-new grinder machines.
At GCH Machinery, our grinder remanufacturing service involves four main processes.
The remanufacturing process begins by disassembling the grinding machine. The purpose of this stage is to evaluate or assess the machine’s condition. The machine is stripped completely to the bare casting. All component parts are also removed and disassembled. During this phase, the main machine casting will be cleaned and checked for any structural damage. All major cast components are hand sanded, filled and primed then sent to our paint shop. Machines are painted to customer specifications and the guards to OSHA Safety Yellow.
Here, all the grinding machine components will be cleaned thoroughly. This makes it easier to identify any deficiencies, flaws or signs of damage. Defective parts are either replaced with new ones or newly remanufactured to meet the original manufacturer’s specifications. We never compromise on the quality of work performed. Our focus is on delivering excellence, ensuring that the remanufactured grinding machine meets or surpasses the original standards set by the manufacturer, and we have been doing that for years.
Many grinding machine components will be scraped and flaked by experienced technicians. Upper, middle and lower slides will be precision ground and hand scraped and flaked as well as truing components to their castings. Scraping involves refining the surface to ensure that they are properly aligned. This will further enhance the remanufactured machine’s performance.
The remanufacturing process is not complete without a thorough inspection and testing. All functional aspects of the machine, such as alignments, lubrication, electrical controls, hydraulics or pneumatics are verified to ensure they operate smoothly. This is where we make any necessary adjustments to the machine. All remanufactured machines receive our standard quality acceptance. With that the equipment is to be functionally runoff on ONE (1) part in our facility before shipment. The customer is welcome to be present. A full CPK runoff can be requested by the customer and quoted with the machine at the time of purchase.
There are many advantages of remanufacturing grinders compared to buying brand-new. These advantages include:
Before choosing a remanufacturer for your grinder, consider the following factors:
Remanufacturing your grinder has many benefits, from improved performance to reduced environmental impact, all at a lower price. GCH Machinery is the leading grinder remanufacturing service provider. We also offer rebuilding, repair and retrofitting services.