Refurbishing can generate 30% or more costsaving aginst new parts.
Repair is mostly faster than new so in critical situations reduce downtime of the machine if something is broken and not available on stock.
Material weld can be adjusted to current needs.
A worn cylinder, bimetallic or nitrided, can be repaired by honing the inner diameter to a larger diameter. In case of nitrided cilinders a new nitriding treatment shall be made with a depth of 0,4 ÷ 0,5 mm to ensure the necessary hardness. A honing operation must follow so that all dimensions are within the new oversized tolerances. In case of a bimetallic cylinder only the boring needs to be honed. No renitriding and honing is necessary. Of course the outer diameter of the screw, valve and eventually end cap inner diameter must be adjusted to the new (larger) dimension of the cylinder. This is a cheap but effective solution but has one disadvantage: the repaired cylinder and screw become non standard equipment and dedicate spare components shall be stored.
In special cases Injection cylinders can be repaired by reline the worn area with a liner which shall be longer as the screw stroke (5D) so the valve operate at the original nominal diameter. The liner can be made of nitrided steel, hardened steel but also of bimetallic alloy.
For screws with diameters larger than 60 mm, depending on the type of wear, it is possible to repair them by welding new material on the top of worn flights. This procedure can be applied only if there is no wear on the screw core or front-back flight radius, Important to mention is that a repaired screw will not last as long a new one. For further information about the welding alloys, please refer to the table below.
Refurbishing is a for larger units interesting for cost saving and delivery-time.
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