What is Remanufacturing?

If you’re new to manufacturing, you might have heard the term “reman” being used without quite understanding exactly what it is or what it even means. You might hear someone say, “My machinery was in a sorry way. Thank goodness for reman!” For all you know, reman is some superhero that comes in and revitalizes industrial machinery.

Reman can certainly save the day, but it’s no superhero. Reman is actually short for remanufacturing, which is a process that restores machinery or components to like new condition.

Well, “like new” probably isn’t the best way to describe how remanufacturing works. If you buy a thrift store sweater that is “like new”, there’s a good chance that it could have a questionable stain, or smell like a smoke-filled dive bar, or have any number of other qualities that certainly did not come with that sweater when it was in fact new.

With remanufacturing, components or machinery are restored to original manufacturer specifications. There’s no subjectivity in the condition or quality of the components, because they must meet a set standard. The remanufacturing process involves disassembling parts, thoroughly examining, cleaning, and maintaining those parts, and then putting them all back together again.

Reman is certainly an economical and environmentally friendly, but it’s sometimes a necessary option as well. When you’re dealing with legacy parts and components, buying a new replacement isn’t necessarily going to be easy to do. Remanufacturing is the next best thing to buying a new part.

We specialize in all things Indramat, and we offer remanufacturing for Indramat parts. When we do a reman, you’re not getting your unit back in a “like new” condition. We’re remanufacturing  your Indramat components to the same factory specifications that they were made with, and you’re getting those components back with a warranty. Give us a call today!

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