When is Industrial Gearbox Repair an Option?

When an industrial gearbox breaks, you are faced with the choice of either repairing or replacing the unit. 

Whether you are operating a manufacturing line or commercial mine, your business is only as strong as your weakest piece of equipment. Not only should you anticipate gear drives breaking, but you also need to have contingency plans in place for when things inevitably go wrong. 

Mitigating risk with broken equipment like gear drives is a balancing act between keeping your operation running, while not overspending. Unplanned downtime is one of the most expensive problems a company can face. If production stops running, it will directly impact your bottom line. 

Is it Possible to Repair a Damaged Gearbox?

If you partner with a skilled repair service like NW Industrial, you can save significant costs on gearbox repair and replacement. Even if you rely on old and outdated Falk gear drives, we have the bandwidth, expertise, and OEM parts on hand to make any necessary repairs. 

It's quicker and more affordable to repair a gear drive instead of replacing it.

Repair vs. Replacement  

When an industrial gearbox breaks, you might think the simplest solution is just to purchase a new one and have it installed. However, it’s a pretty rare occurrence when a replacement is more affordable and quicker than a repair. 

If you decide to purchase a new industrial gearbox, it could take time to arrive at your facility. After that, you still have to deal with getting the gear drive installed, which is often a complex and time-consuming job. Not to mention the fact that new gear drives often cost far more than repairs.  

No matter what industry you work in, the turnaround time for repairs versus replacements will almost always be at the forefront of your mind. When you partner with the right Falk gearbox repair service, it will save you significant time and money compared to purchasing a new unit altogether. 

Repairing a gearbox is a worthwhile investment and reduces costly downtime.

What Should I Look for in a Repair Service? 

While it is almost always quicker and more affordable to repair a gear drive instead of replacing it, you must partner with the right service to make this choice a reality. When it comes to heavy industrial applications used in industries such as power and energy or offshore and marine, you are well-advised to thoroughly vet a repair service before initiating a partnership. 

Important things to look for include: 

  • Experts on Falk gear drives and parts 
  • Nationwide network of technicians
  • 24/7 availability for customers 
  • Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts inventory 
  • Experience working with diverse industries 

Since your gearbox repair partner will help you avoid costly unplanned downtime, you need to be able to trust they can get the job done. 

We’re Leaders in Industrial Gearbox Repair & Renewal    

When you work with NW Industrial for your industrial gearbox repairs, we will get your equipment running quickly to avoid expensive downtime. Not only do we have a combined 75 years of experience, but we also have one of the largest inventories of Falk parts anywhere. 

As part of Rexnord’s expert nationwide network, we offer 24/7 support for our clients. 

Contact us today to discuss our gear drive repair and renewal services. 

2023-06-05T12:45:23+00:00June 6th, 2023|
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