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Industrial Repair

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Repairing and Hardfacing Industrial and Agricultural Equipment Since 1947

Frequently Asked Questions

Industrial Repair

If it is round, made out of steel and wears out, it's a good candidate for rebuilding & resurfacing.

What is Automatic Hardfacing?

The welding of hard metal alloy and depositing of it to a metallic part to form protective surfaces is the process of hardfacing.  These protective surfaces resist abrasion, impact, heat and/or corrosion.

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The first successful step in a hardfacing application is the choice of the proper alloy for the particular war problem.  Only the highest quality hardsurfacing wires are used by Tupes.  Over the years, these wires have proved themselves through thousands of applications.  The combination of these high quality automatic wires and the speed and efficiency of the automatic wilding machine assures the reclamation of a part that will be long wearing and economical.

Why Hardfacing?

When automatic hardfacing is employed the lifetime of equipment can be lengthened as many as two or three times the cost of operation cut considerably.  Too many times, profits are cut in half or lost due to increased maintenance costs and excessive loss of production.

The process of Automatic Hardfacing allows rebuilding the expensive equipment for a fraction of the cost of replacing parts or purchasing new equipment.

Hardfacing on new parts before being places in service, extends the life of these parts often as much as three times longer.  When worn parts are removed from service before they are past the salvageable step, they may be rebuilt to size and hardfaced for additional service.  Both methods lengthen the lifetime of equipment an provide a big savings.

What are the advantages of rebuilding and hardfacing?

Drastically Reduced Operating Costs!

Many resalvageable wear parts can be rebuilt and hardfaced better then new at a fraction of new replacement cost.  Why throw the entire part away when only 10% of it is worn beyond service limit?  Hardface and $ave.

Hardfacing provides vastly increased service life over that of an unprotected part providing tremendous savings in reduced downtime and maintenance.

Reduces Cost of Fabricated Parts

There is no need to make parts entirely out of high alloy steel.  Carbon or low alloy steels may be used,  with hard metal alloys only on the sections subject to destructive wear.

Reduced Spare Parts Inventory

The need for a large inventory of spare parts is eliminated by the long service life of hardsurfaced parts and by the fact that they may be rebuilt several times before finally being sent to the scrap pile.

A Message to Those Concerned with Profit and Productivity

The New replacement cost of industrial wear parts has literally gone out of sight in the last few years.  Examining the situation from the dollar and "sense" approach - cost of expendable parts in any plant is amortized in tons of product processed, or number of parts produced causing the cost of manufacturing to rise dramatically as the cost of replacement parts increase.

To counter this - if worn parts can be reclaimed to as good or better than new,  at a much lower that new cost, then the savings realized can be reflected in the lowered manufacturing costs and increased profits.  Also - if through hardsurfacing the service life of these same parts can be vastly increased then it follows that downtime is reduced resulting increased productivity and profits.

Rebuilding and hardsurfacing may not be the total answer in every case, but they must be considered by every manager as an option and a tool to control costs and maintain operating profits.

Simply put - rebuilding and hardsurfacing works! Its not only effective but necessary to the maintenance of the highest possible production at the lowest possible cost.

Call us at 800-343-4240 or use our online form for an estimate.

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