Graebener-Reika, Inc. Offers Retrofit Service for Variety of Equipment
20 Oesterling Dr.
Reading, PA, 19605
Press release date: June 1, 2013
Reading, Pennsylvania – Graebener-Reika, Inc. (GRI), a provider of machinery for processing tube, pipe, bar, plate and sheet metal, has announced its re-build and modernization services available for upgrading of pre-owned equipment. GRI, which serves as North American sales and service partner for Gräbener Maschinentechnik and Reika equipment, can support decommissioning, refurbishment, upgrading and reinstallation of any manufacturer’s equipment with special expertise in German-made machinery and process machinery used by tube and pipe producers.
Refurbishment and re-certification efforts are completed at GRI’s 12,000 sq. ft. facility in Reading, Pennsylvania. If a customer’s equipment is impractical to move, work can be completed at the customer’s facility.
Benefits of an equipment upgrade include improved production volume and product quality while at the same time improving efficiency and long-term maintainability. Additionally, by upgrading existing equipment versus purchasing new, foundations, machine beds, utility feeds, etc. can be reutilized thereby avoiding incremental costs of installing new equipment.
Recently, GRI completed upgrades to a 20-year-old line for a leading steel producer, moving the equipment from England to the United States and refurbishing and re-commissioning at the new site within a year.
“Companies should consider retrofitting as an option if the equipment can be upgraded at a cost of less than two-thirds of new machine investment,” according to Rich Marando, president of GRI. “And, there are various machine types that can be retroﬁtted - from controls and operator interface stations to drives, measuring systems and mechanical components.”
To find out more about Graebener-Reika’s retrofit and recertification services,visit www.gr-inc.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
20 Oesterling Dr.
Reading, Pennsylvania 19605
Nancy Lesinski (Agency)