valuable parts of greater machines and can get pretty expensive to outright
replace. It is usually a much better idea to try and get a faulty gearbox
repaired, as the individual components that need replacing will be a lot cheaper
than a whole new gearbox.
Here’s a quick
rundown of how gearbox repair services work.
Not to Exceed Quotes
dealing with a standard gearbox repair service, they will
provide you with a ‘Not to Exceed’ quote. This means they are familiar with the
gearbox and understand the costs involved in repairing it, so they are able to
give you a quote they know will not be exceeded once the repairs are completed.
Additional work can be requested which will cost more, but the basic repairs
will not exceed the original quote.
Components, we provide a full inspection and report free of charge so you can
see exactly what work needs to be done. You simply send us the gearbox and we
will carry out the inspection and give you the report before you commit to the
Gearbox Inspection and Assessment
The first part
of the inspection process is a visual assessment of the gearbox’s exterior before
opening the gearbox up for closer inspection. During this part of the process
the repair engineers will examine the outer surfaces and check the bearing
settings, the backlash and the general functionality of the unit, as well look
for many of the common gearbox problems.
engineers will then disassemble the unit in order to inspect the inside and
make a full and detailed record of the condition
the gearbox arrived in at the repair service facility.
will usually draw-up an ‘As Found Condition’ report which will include details
and information regarding the gearbox’s condition when it arrived at the repair
facility. Any pre-existing damage will be described and the engineer may even
be able to immediately recommend certain replacement parts if their need is
obvious from the initial inspection. These details will inform the quote you
will receive for the repair service.
If your gearbox
cannot be repaired economically, then we will be able to advise you regarding
an alternative solution.
The Gearbox Repair Service
If you approve
the quote, then the repairs will get underway. Some components may only need a
good clean-up, while others may need to be replaced. If the gearbox engineer
can save you money by cleaning a component instead of replacing it, then they
will do their best.
There will be no
surprises during the repair process, as only the parts stated in the report
will be replaced. Such parts that often need replacing include gears, bearings,
pinions, shafts and seals. At gearboxes suppliers YB Components, replacement
gears are sourced from the original gearbox manufacturer if they are still
available, or specially cut to sample. Replacing bearings will be SKF and FAG wherever possible,
and we make a point to check and replace seals as a matter of course.
All repairs carry
a full 12 month warranty.
If you need a good
gearbox repair service, then contact
who are the UK’s leading gearboxes suppliers.