Over the course of a mining machine’s life, major components must be replaced to ensure continued safety, productivity and reliability. Liebherr Mining component exchange and repair programs offer customers an OEM alternative to purchasing brand-new replacement components, enabling customers to achieve lowest possible equipment lifecycle costs without compromising quality, performance or reliability.
The remanufacturing process
All components returned to Liebherr are quickly evaluated based on simple and clear criteria to determine the price of the replacement component. From here the remanufacturing process begins.
Complete disassembly into piece parts and preparation of customer Component Analysis Report.
Piece parts are thoroughly cleaned for inspection using surface blasting or specialized parts washers.
All parts inspected by experienced technicians according to strict OEM reusability guidelines.
Re-usable piece parts are remanufactured to the as-new specification and quality by traditional machining, additive manufacturing, and specialized surface coatings.
Refurbished piece parts, replacement parts, rebuild kits, and sub-assemblies are kept ready to assemble finished components as required.
All components are assembled to the latest factory specifications using specialized OEM tooling and only genuine Liebherr parts.
Each component is tested using specialized OEM procedures and testing equipment to ensure as-new quality and reliability.
Finished components are dispatched to warehouse, ready to begin their next full life in a Liebherr mining truck, excavator, or crawler tractor.
Liebherr offers a comprehensive range of remanufactured and repaired components for all types of Liebherr Mining equipment.
|Mining trucks||Mining excavators||Crawler tractors|
|Alternators||Travel drives||Hydraulic pumps & motors|
|Wheel drives||Splitter boxes||Splitter boxes|
|Electric motors and alternators||Swivelling drives
|Front wheel assemblies||Hydraulic cylinders||Hydraulic cylinders|
|Hydraulic pumps & motors||Hydraulic pumps & motors||Diesel engines|
|Suspension cylinders||Sprockets and Idlers|
|Hydraulic cylinders||Track tensioners|
|Brake calipers||Diesel engines|
Major components account for up to 80% of customers' mining equipment maintenance costs. Liebherr offers customers a variety of component exchange and repair programs to provide maintenance budget flexibility without compromising quality, performance and reliability.
Program cost comparison
The Repair program is based on a minimum standard repair scope which is expanded as per condition of the core. It provides customers transparency into the cost of repair as well as the lowest upfront repair cost on first-turn components. Customers maintain their own inventory of swing components in order to minimize machine downtime while the component is being repaired. Each “RX” component repaired under the program comes with a full new component warranty, provided the customer agrees to the Liebherr proposed repair scope. If the customer deviates from this scope, Liebherr will only warrant workmanship and parts replaced.
The Exchange program offers customers added-value through the delivery of an exchange component prior to the removal and return of the customers' core. This minimizes customers' downtime and eliminates the need to invest in swing component inventory. Pricing per exchange component is fixed based on simple core return criteria, allowing customers to better forecast maintenance costs regardless of the actual repair scope of each component. Even components which have failed in operation or that are beyond economical repair are eligible for a credit on the returning core. In addition to a full new component warranty, which also applies to “SX” remanufactured components, customers are also guaranteed the latest technical version to further ensure quality, performance and reliability.
The Cost Cap Exchange program also uses new and remanufactured “SX” components and provides customers the same benefits of the Fixed Price Exchange program plus an additional extended pro-rata warranty, which guarantees, or "caps", the component cost per hour. Beyond the pro-rata warranty period, the customer has the opportunity to further reduce the cost per hour by continuing to operate the component. This program gives customers the highest degree of certainty when planning component maintenance budgets and the lowest risk for costs of early failures. The Cost Cap Exchange program is only offered to customers with best-practice and verifiable maintenance practices.
Depending on the location and size of a customer’s fleet, Liebherr can also provide a repair or exchange program tailored to customers’ specific requirements. Contact your local Liebherr Customer Service representative for more details.
As part of its global customer service network, Liebherr has established component remanufacturing and repair facilities all-over the world to directly support its customers in the global mining industry. Liebherr understands that its ability to offer exchange components and repair services in regional proximity to customers’ operations is essential for delivering high parts availability and short repair cycle times; key success factors for equipment operating 24/7 in demanding conditions. Today, Liebherr Mining has 12 remanufacturing and repair facilities globally engaging over 250 employees.
Each facility has online access to the latest remanufacturing procedures, technical specifications, standardized tooling and equipment, and the complete range of genuine Liebherr parts specific to each component. Standardized OEM component repair training further ensures that each component is refurbished efficiently, safely, and to the as-new standard. Finally, all facilities are regularly inspected and certified according to comprehensive remanufacturing guidelines and standards outlined in the Liebherr Mining Service Excellence program.
Liebherr Reman facilities
Liebherr-Australia Pty. Ltd.
Liebherr Chile S.p.A.
Liebherr designs and manufactures all major mining components in-house which puts it in a unique position to manage all stages of the component lifecycle; from development and manufacturing through to product support and remanufacturing. This in-depth product knowledge is essential for developing component specific tooling, defining optimal reusability criteria, and testing remanufactured components to the as-new specification.