There are several reasons that companies would buy remanufactured switchgear. Aside from being cost-effective and environmentally friendly, it allows plants to match like breakers that are already located in the facility. If a company has older equipment that is purchased from the same generation of existing gear, it remains interchangeable.
Another reason to have a large stock of remanufactured gear, older models included, is it enables customers to avoid downtime during repairs. Whether it is a permanent or temporary replacement, Electric Control can supply any size unit needed, from just a section of switchgear to add to an existing system to a complete line up of replacement gear. We call this a Match and Lineup, where a similar section of gear is added to a switchgear system and is custom fitted to match exactly. At Electric Control we house 480 Volt up to 15KV. We are fully capable of retrofitting even the largest industrial plants in need of switchgear.
The second reason facilities would buy remanufactured switchgear is the speed which remanufactured gear can be supplied. Electric Control Equipment just supplied a utility a new 480 volt switchgear line up in 10 days for an emergency situation. This is a quick turnaround compared with lead times of new switchgear, which range from 10 to 90 days on average. Remanufactured switchgear cuts lead times in a third. This assists business owners, and with minimal production downtimes, profits will not suffer.
The third reason to buy remanufactured gear is price. Price on this gear should roughly be half the cost of new switchgear.
It is important to remember that all switchgear supplied that is remanufactured by Electric Control comes in equal to new condition, fully tested with a two year guarantee. So this gear is “equal to new condition”, supplied to match existing plant equipment, with faster delivery times and at about half the cost of newer models. Remanufactured switchgear is a great alternative to new switchgear, and can be fitted to perfectly complement any existing system. Contact us for quotes or more information!