When rebuilding a compressor, the air conditioning and refrigeration compressor parts are cleaned, repaired, or partially rebuilt to meet the initial mechanical tolerances. If a component cannot be repaired or rebuilt because it is too worn, the rebuilder will use a similar part from another used compressor. As a result, the components in a rebuilt compressor might be worn to different degrees. This can increase friction between the moving parts of the unit. Increased friction can lead to hot spots and excessive wear, which will eventually cause the compressor to fail prematurely.
Conversely, the term “remanufactured” means that the compressor has been completely remanufactured to meet the standards of a new unit, for all practical purposes. In addition to cleaning and replacing old components with new items—which means that all mechanical tolerances are brought up to the latest OEM standards—a remanufactured compressor can be upgraded with new technology to improve its energy efficiency, performance, and durability.
Currently, we remanufacture various types of air conditioning and refrigeration compressors, including semi-hermetic and open-drive, screw and reciprocating units, with the entire remanufacturing process being performed in our specialized facility located in Dallas, Texas.
The increasing complexity of today’s air conditioning and refrigeration applications has added complexity to our remanufacturing process. As a result, the compressors that we remanufacture at Compressors Unlimited go through a rigorous and thorough remanufacturing process, which ensures that all of our units are delivered to customers in “as good as new” condition.
Our unique and complete remanufacturing process includes the following steps:
During the remanufacturing process, our technicians use product data sheets to determine proper tolerances, torques, and operating specifications for each compressor. We also have unique quality control procedures that cover all the aspects of the remanufacturing process. When necessary, our technicians also collaborate with OEMs and factory-authorized remanufacturers to ensure our customers receive the highest quality products.
Both the independent remanufacturer, such as Compressors Unlimited, and the factory-authorized remanufacturer for Carrier, Copeland, Trane and York use new and recycled air conditioning and refrigeration compressor parts in an effort to save energy and deliver more ecologically friendly products.