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Remanufacturing explained


'FIRST of all, ' says Paul Ross, 'it's important to emphasise that remanufacturing is not the same as refurbishment or rebuild. These are a question of making the best of what you've got, or of breathing life into old components.'

Instead, remanufacturing means putting a part back exactly to its original specif ication.

'This is done by using patented technology - processes such as robotic wire arc spraying, proprietary welding techniques, laser cladding and selective recasting - to add parent material to the original component to make it back up to its original dimensions.'

The result is a system that makes 700 parts available through Caterpillar remanufacturing.

These include engines, cylinder heads, crankshafts, turbochargers, water pumps, alternators, hydraulic systems, brake bands and shoes, transmissions, clutch plates, and electronic vehicle controls.