What is our Component Exchange Program?
Minimizing machine downtime during planned and unplanned outages is critical to maintaining your production goals.
Our Component Exchange Program (CEP) provides you with a ready supply of like-new, remanufactured, high quality assemblies that are on hand for same day or next day delivery to keep your machine productivity and availability high and operating costs low.
Our Component Exchange Program, or CEP, gives you the advantage of an immediate trade-out of critical components that allows your machine to get back to work as quickly as possible.
How can CEP save you money?
CEP helps reduce your operating costs through:
- Limited downtime: costly downtime is limited to the time required to replace the failed component, compared to the duration of a full repair
- Limited inventory: the need to carry costly inventory is eliminated since component inventory is managed by our service centers; regional warehouses around the globe are available 24/7 to accommodate your needs
- Reduced component costs: the costs of an exchange component can be significantly less expensive than a new component
- New warranty: your exchange component comes with a OEM-backed warranty that matches or exceeds that of new components
- Newest technology: your exchange component is totally re-manufactured to original equipment specifications, following exacting standards, and incorporating the latest OEM design improvements
What equipment types do we cover?
We have CEP components available for:
- Surface: drills, draglines, shovels, wheel loaders, and haul trucks
- Underground: continuous miners, bolting systems, entry development, conveyor products, longwall systems, feeder breakers, and haulage systems
- Hard rock: loaders, trucks, utility vehicles, shaft sinking, and drills
- In addition, our component exchange program also includes select components for haul trucks and non-P&H shovels, wheel loaders, drills, and draglines.
How does our re-manufacturing process work?
In our Component Exchange Program, components are re-manufactured using a rigorous, multi-point process.
- Complete disassembly: The component is completed disassembled, followed by a thorough steam cleaning (and bead/sandblasting of transmission cases and motor frames)
- Comprehensive inspection: This includes a failure/wear analysis, gear and spline auditing, and an alignment of motor frames and gearboxes.
- Non-destructive testing: To minimize the possibility of any defects, non-destructive testing is carried out on all load-bearing assemblies and working mechanical components using a magnetic-particle check, black light inspection, and/or ultrasound inspection. Parts requiring repairs are either brought back to original OEM specification or replaced to restore the assembly to like-new condition.
- Electrical testing: Our electrical testing is just as rigorous as our mechanical checks and non-destructive testing. Electrical operation and integrity are evaluated on all circuit boards, logic circuits, armatures, rotors, interpoles, fields, brushes, commutators, coils, wiring, electrical connections, and ground straps. If any part fails to meet OEM specification, the part or subassembly is replaced. Our state-of-the-art electronic components are repaired and warrantied, ensuring the same level of performance as new components.
- Real-world application testing: After repairs are made and parts are replaced, the components are tested to replicate real-world applications. Armatures, fans, dipper trips, and other high RPM components are re-balanced and tested, while all motors are load tested and have vibration spectrums measured and analyzed. Hydraulic components are tested at optimum speeds and pressures, brakes are cycled, and transmissions rotated to ensure optimal field performance.