Turnkey Retools

U.S. Equipment Company provides Turnkey Retool and Integration services. On these projects, we take complete responsibility for machine and process capability. Our Turnkey Retools are managed by assigned project managers and the equipment is run-off on the customer’s floor to the designated Cpk using 6 sigma statistical requirements. Machine capability is established by performing all Machinery Rebuild and Electrical Retrofit services required by the process. Process capability is insured by providing the necessary advance quality planning, application engineering, process and design FMEA’s, fixture design and tooling specifications and fixture build and tooling purchases.

Our approach guarantees that the machines are capable at the time of machine qualification process and ensures that the machines will be ready to run a production rate when released to manufacturing. We have prepared a Case Study showing how we saved one of the automotive companies over $1.5 Million utilizing this approach on the rebuild/retool of a line manufacturing transmission oil pump housings.

A representative sample of recent retools we have completed are as follows:

Customer Machine Type (s) Description of Services Provided
DaimlerChrysler 9 Makino HMC's, 2 Olofsson VTL's, Bushing Press, CMM, Washer & Automation Rebuilt and Retooled a Complete Line for Manufacturing Oil Pump Housings. Services included, rebuild, process and application engineering, supply of tooling & fixtures, and run-off
American Axle and Mfg. 3 Chiron Vertical Machining Centers Evaluated, Rebuilt and Retooled Machines, worked with tooling and fixturing Supplier, ran off machine to AAM Cpk requirements.
American Axle and Mfg. G&L 3 way Borer Rebuilt, Retrofitted and Retooled 3 way Borer for Axle Housing Carriers. Services included, rebuild, process and application engineering, electrical CNC retrofit, supply of tooling & fixtures, run-off and reinstallation services, including training.
Delphi Kira Vertical Machining Center Evaluated, Rebuilt and Retooled Machine. Provided process tooling and fixturing. Ran off machine to Delphi Cpk requirements
Thyssen Krupp Landis 5RIW 16” X 48” CNC Mult-Wheel Grinder Rebuilt, Retrofitted and Retooled Grinder for Diesel Crankshafts. Services included, rebuild, process and application engineering, CNC dresser retrofit, supply of tooling & fixtures, run-off and reinstallation services, including training.
Sypris Technologies #3237 Michigan Spline Roller Rebuilt, Retrofitted and Retooled Spline Roller for Axle Shafts. Services included, rebuild, process and application engineering, electrical PLC retrofit, supply tooling, run-off and reinstallation services, including training.
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