Gearbox rebuild program saves customers time and moneyOctober 25, 2017 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Rapid Gear has been expertly building and designing gears, gearboxes and special purpose machinery for more than 40 years. The company’s capabilities include restoring and/or redesigning old gears and gearboxes to meet or exceed original specifications. And, as an added bonus, Rapid Gear offers a quick turnaround with minimum downtime.
Case in point
A supplier to a major automotive manufacturer recently had a gearbox stop working. It originally contacted the gearbox’s OEM to see how quickly they could fix it, but the company quoted six weeks. The auto supplier then turned to Rapid Gear, which has earned a reputation for its superior service and speedy turnaround. Rapid Gear went to the customer’s facility on a Monday to complete a quick assessment, where it determined that it could take on the job and complete it in a timely manner. The project included reverse engineering, machining and heat-treating four gears, and sourcing the bearings and seals for the gearbox.
A local millwright company removed the gearbox and shipped it to Rapid Gear’s shop that same night. One of Rapid Gear’s experienced craftsmen started working on it right away, and took the gearbox apart so that the engineering team could reverse engineer the damaged components. Once the reverse engineering, machining, heat-treating and sourcing were complete, the gearbox was rebuilt. It was picked up on Saturday, installed at the customer’s shop on Sunday, and back up and running on Monday. All of this was done in one week’s time.
Saving customers time and money
Rapid Gear developed its innovative rebuilding program to save customers time and money.
“Whether it’s a single damaged gear, or a discontinued, worn-out gearbox, we’ll get it running for you,” the company explains, adding that by rebuilding, companies can experience savings of up to 75 per cent of their gear replacement costs.
To learn more, contact Rapid Gear.