Summary of work for Full Rebuilds
We inspect all machines prior to purchase or if sourcing from overseas, the machines are checked via a competent body on our behalf. We will only purchase machines that are free from extensive damage.
Connect electrical supply and test, list faults and any abnormal noises i.e. worn bearings, bruised gears in main drive.
Remove all chrome and anodised parts; send to plating company to be re-nickel plated or anodised.
Remove all wiring and dispose of.
Whilst dismantling check all parts for wear or breakage, add to list for purchase or manufacture prior to rebuild.
During the dismantle operation all oil pipes are removed, distribution links are dismantled, cleaned and seals are replaced.
Removing of clamshell to leave empty base. All parts removed are completely dismantled, cleaned and checked and all broken/worn parts are replaced.
Gripper arms are refurbished: replace springs, rubber inserts and bushes.
The clamshell has 3mm removed from face creating a removable bed plate.
All toggle bushes are replaced if necessary at this point.
Main motor: Main motor replaced, including starter and isolator.
Cleaning: Larger parts to be steam-cleaned, all exposed metal to be sprayed with oil to prevent rusting. Smaller parts including nuts, bolts and springs are put in the parts washer.
Separate the parts to be chemically blacked or painted.
Chemical blacking: To prevent exposed metal parts from oxidisation. The parts are given a five-stage solution process.
Spraying: Prepare parts, mask up exposed metal surfaces not to be painted. Paint with two-pack air drying on larger items, smaller items powder coat and oven bake.
NB: This is a general overview of our rebuild process, some features vary by machine type