With the ever rising expenses in the construction industry coupled by a still tight economy, every project manager or CEO in the general contracting business is looking for ways to keep the costs low. However, with the sum of labor, the feasibility of hoist refurbishing will depend on the age of the equipment, its application, and the original manufacturer of the equipment. Furthermore, they provide good prospects for overhaul, contingent to the obtainability of the parts that are required.hours, supply costs involved and the increased costs of construction hoists, getting your materials or workers to the top of any high-rise building can have a negative impact on your business. Nevertheless, there are companies like Metro Elevator that are involved in hoist refurbishing. Regardless of how old the machine is, Metro can refurbish it with the looks and operation of brand new equipment at about ½ the cost. A reputable OEM should have their hoist numbered as this enables the refurbishing company to quickly access the details regarding its design and how the machine was built. For example, relining of the brakes is one of the major differences between hoist refurbishing your machine and procuring a new one. This is because when it is not practical for you to reline a worn out conical brake, then you have to get or remanufacture a brand new unit and this will cost more cash. Most of the hoist refurbishing techniques entails work on the drive components in the hoists and end carriages. The renovation of the machines allows worn out cages and gates to be converted to a functionally new condition. When hoist refurbishing, most companies tend to prepare an engineering package, which lists all the essential items that need liquid penetrant inspection, magnetic particle testing or NDT ultrasonic testing. This will take into account the original details, quality assurance check lists, modification drawings and the customer demands for modifications. Usually, the machine is straightened, blast cleaned, worn out guide slippers are replaced, the cracked welds are repaired, the safety springs changed, the liners and hinge pins are replaced, all bushings, seals and bearings are replaced, all the shafts, shackles, safety device pins, dogs and drawbars are NDT tested and then replaced as required. The renovated units are then painted using two coats of epoxy enamel. The refurbished machines are then given a brand new load certificate and an OEM warranty. At the end of the hoist refurbishing process, the hoist crane is considered to have the same functionality as that of a new model. The labor hours is one of the major costs that the firm must endure when constructing a high rise building or renovating a multi-floor edifice, however, the impacts of these costs can be minimized by using refurbished hoists to expedite your project. This is because it makes more economic sense for a construction project manager to consider hoist refurbishing rather than purchase new machines. From a cost viewpoint, a refurbished winch offers almost fifty percent savings when compared to the total cost of acquiring new equipment. In addition, reused machines usually offer a delivery period of approximately half of that offered by new machines. Ask Metro Elevator for a free quote!