Eaton announced its Vehicle Group is expanding its remanufacturing program to offer remanufacturing of electronic clutch actuators used on Eaton UltraShift PLUS transmissions.
Eaton remanufactures thousands of transmissions and clutches annually to maximize the reuse of materials, keep them out of landfills, save energy and reduce emissions and waste.
Eaton’s remanufacturing business recovers core product components from customers across North America and returns them to “like new” performance. Using improved cleaning processes and advanced inspection techniques to validate weld integrity, components in good working condition are reused whenever possible, the company says.
“Remanufactured products provide customers with a cost-effective solution while offering a sustainability advantage,” says Tim Bauer, vice president, aftermarket, Eaton’s Vehicle Group. “In addition, remanufacturing options carry market competitive warranties, providing additional peace of mind for fleet operators of all sizes.”
By expanding its remanufacturing business and remanufactured product portfolio, Eaton says it strives to minimize the environmental impacts from manufacturing new parts. The remanufacturing strategy aligns with Eaton’s recent announcement to join the global movement to limit the increase of the world’s temperature to 1.5°C by committing to science-based targets. In support of this effort, Eaton has a target to have remanufactured products account for up to 80 percent of its aftermarket transmissions by 2023.
All factory remanufactured products are backed by Eaton’s Roadranger sales and service network, which provides support and training from experienced professionals.
In addition to its efforts to service the market with factory remanufactured transmission products, Eaton has established a network of authorized rebuilders across North America. The authorized rebuilders have specific training, parts, testing and validation requirements designed to provide consistent quality of remanufacturing transmissions to fleet operators, the company says.
Authorized rebuilders are located across North America to provide a broad coverage of products to maximize fleet uptime. These authorized rebuilders have similar part reuse criteria and provide the same environmental benefit as buying a factory remanufactured transmission. Eaton’s authorized rebuilder remanufacturing programs are designed to have an inventory of remanufactured products strategically stocked throughout North America to maximize vehicle up-time.
“Our remanufacturing strategy will continue to evolve to ensure we minimize our environmental footprint on the environment long-term, and we’ve already identified additional electronics products to be launched through the remainder of 2020 and 2021,” said Bauer.