Remanufacturing is becoming recognized as the highest form of recycling, producing “like new” products while minimizing the impact on our environment.
Steps of the Remanufacturing Process
1. Disassembly and Inspection
The unit is completely disassembled to its core assemblies. Parts that don’t meet our quality guidelines are scrapped.
2. Parts Recovery
Salvageable non-wear parts that meet quality standards are cleaned and reconditioned to meet rigid OE blueprint specifications. Our engineers employed extensive metallurgical analyses, long-term durability testing and extensive field testing to create our recovery processes.
3. Assembly Line
Recovered parts are placed on an assembly line along with any required new parts (bearings, seals, etc.) exactly as they are in the original manufacturing process.
4. Quality Testing
Once assembled, the remanufactured unit is quality tested to the same high standards as our brand new parts.
Remanufactured parts restore and refurbish used parts to original blueprint specification while incorporating current engineering upgrades.
Using processes such as metal-flame welding and flame spraying, we restore worn surfaces, returning parts to their original dimensions and preventing the use of any “oversized” components.
Standard TIG and MIG welding are often used to repair and recover components.
Pictured: Recovery of an aluminum 2-cycle blower rotor. It will be machined back to original specification for maximum blower efficiency.
Thermal Powder Spray Process
The thermal powder spray process has been used for more than 15 years to rebuild worn or damaged aluminum and cast iron surfaces. We use this process to recover a wide variety of components, including some that are no longer available as new parts.
Pictured: A 2-cycle aluminum blower housing.
Submerged Arc Welding
Submerged arc welding is used to rebuild metal in thicker quantities. Useful in recovering non-wear areas with surface damage, the process happens in the open, as flux floods over the actual weld process.
Recovery of a crankshaft snout.
Twin Wire Process
Similar to the powder spray process, the twin wire process uses two wires as the base coating material instead of powder. The wires are atomized with an electrical charge and applied to the surface using a pressurized inert gas. More versatile than powder spray, the twin wire process is becoming increasingly popular in our remanufacturing processes.
Used to make cosmetic repairs to aluminum and cast iron, supersonic spray applies metal at a high velocity. Because it introduces very little heat into the base component, this process allows us to fix small flaws in components.
Pictured: A cylinder head being repaired using supersonic spray technology.
Plasma Transferred Wire Arc
This versatile surface coating process uses a single wire and a small application head to coat hard-to-reach areas. The surface is honed back to the original specification of a new block.
Pictured: A gas engine cylinder bore undergoing coating process.