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The repairing, rebuilding, and remanufacturing industry has had an increasingly large impact in the field of hydraulics and fluid power in the past few years. The decision to repair or refurbish hydraulic products hinges on two separate considerations: the durability of the refurbished product and the economy of the refurbishing process. While some types of hydraulic products are designed to be disposable and have no refurbishing ability, other products are designed from better materials that are more suitable for repair and refurbishing. Here are a few things to consider when thinking about the hydraulic repair process and the best solution for damaged products.
Who is Responsible for the Repairs?
Ordering new products can often be prohibitive in terms of cost and equipment downtime. While the equipment is still under warranty by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), repair and service is their responsibility. However, once out of warranty, the responsibility for maintaining equipment functionality falls to the end user. Some hydraulic products can be repaired cheaply and easily "in shop" with a simple weld, cleaning, or re-machining of parts. However, for precise engineering purposes, such quick repairs are often insufficient as it is necessary for the hydraulic component to operate at near to its original capacity. Some end users may prefer to send high-priority products into professional hydraulic repair services.
Different Hydraulic Products
When considering the repair process, there are three basic types of hydraulic products to consider: dynamic, intermittent-dynamic, and static. Dynamic products, like hydraulic pumps, are constantly operating and thus are more prone to wear and tear. These products will wear out much faster than most, and are also the most important to refurbish near to their original capacity. Intermittent-dynamic products, like hydraulic motors and servo valves, are used only on an occasional basis and wear out much slower. Static hydraulic products, such as pressure valves, are used the least, wear out the slowest, and are often the easiest to repair.
Repair, Rebuild, or Remanufacture?
Deciding what type of fix is best depends on the importance of the part to operations and whether it is dynamic, intermittent-dynamic, or static. Repairing involves returning the old parts to their original shape and form through remachining or welding. Rebuilding a product may involve assembling the product from new parts or components. Rebuilt products will have to go through testing to ensure that they still meet the original engineering specifications. Remanufacturing may refer to returning the original components to their original design through grinding or lathing, or it may refer to "reverse engineering" brand new parts to the same dimensions as the original product.Share
3 June 2016