Make the old new again, save money with refurbishments

By |  October 30, 2020
refurbished screen Photo: Haver & Boecker Niagara

A vibrating screen before (top) and after it was refurbished. Photos: Haver & Boecker Niagara

As the cost of doing business rises, the thought of purchasing new vibrating screen equipment may seem out of the question this year.

Aggregate producers have another option, though. Today, many companies find that the best way to stretch a dollar while upgrading operations comes by refurbishing equipment. With just four simple steps, manufacturers have the option to update old screening equipment with all the bells and whistles of new technology – and at nearly half the cost of purchasing a new machine.

Here’s how:

1. Inspection. First, determine whether to rebuild or replace the screen’s components. A screening specialist can visit the producer’s facility to inspect critical components, giving recommendations on parts.

2. Upgrade. Work with a manufacturer to install re-engineered parts. Incorporating newer components improves screening performance without the expense of buying entirely new equipment.

3. Testing. Let certified technicians test the refurbished vibrating screen using vibration analysis technology. This ensures all components work like new and the equipment runs at OEM standards.

4. Engineered screening studies. Welcome a technician to the producer facility to evaluate the entire screening process from start to finish. A complete screening consultation results in a smoother, more efficient – and typically, more profitable – operation.

When producers find their list of needed upgrades is deeper than their pockets, refurbishment offers an ideal solution.

Peter Kilmurray is vice president of sales at Haver & Boecker Niagara’s Canada facility.

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