Repaired vs ReManufactured System
Refurbished semiconductor equipment has generally been acknowledged as a used system or component that has been repaired to the customer’s configuration, thereby extending the equipment’s lifecycle and saving everyone money.
But what is a repair or refurbishment? Anyone can claim they will refurbish an item but the repair and replacement options are as long and varied as the list of possible configurations of a tool. Are you getting what you expect?
Depending on the service provider, your system may or may not be stripped all the way down to the monolith, rebuilt piece by piece and tested component by component or your sub system may or may not be qualified to assure reliable functionality.
At SSS Co, we have done over 100 remanufacturing jobs and we offer you a full disclosure of our in-house Re-Manufacturing process as well as our Repair and Refurbishment options. Repairing is not the same as ReManufacturing.*
See more information in Supply Management’s report, “As Good as New.” Dated July 11 2013
* Remanufacturing is a comprehensive and rigorous industrial process by which a previously sold, worn, or non-functional product or component is returned to a “like-new” or “better-than-new” condition and warranted in performance level and quality. Remanufacturing is not the same as “recycling” or “repairing”.