Blog posts tagged with 'aftermarket parts'

Used Switchgear Market Growth Forecast

 

Traditionally, the used equipment industry and especially the market for used switchgear has been thought of as being counter recessionary. The common wisdom being, customers will spend money to maintain and upgrade old equipment rather than buy new to save money and to avoid the long lead times associated with purchasing and installing new switchgear.

Recent growth in manufacturing and our economy has changed this dynamic and now used switchgear, circuit breakers and parts have seen a surge in sales that looks to continue well into the future. We see the driving forces behind the growth as:

  • Increased demand for products pushes manufacturers to restart old production lines and push them to new limits.
  • Much of the switchgear that powers these lines are no longer supported by the original manufacturer because of the planned obsolescence. This creates increased demand for used and aftermarket solutions. NPE AFTERMARKET PARTS
  • Used and aftermarket solutions are typically 40-60% less expensive than purchasing new equipment, and they are available much faster and generally carry the same or better warranty as new. To add to this, the fact that personnel are already familiar with how this switchgear operates and you have a win-win scenario.
  • Increased cash flow from the economic upturn allows for maintenance and upgrades that had been previously deferred.
  • Regular maintenance and testing of switchgear and breakers will increase the life span of the equipment by decades. Older technology can be easily upgraded with options like arc flash protection, ground fault and communications. All these factors will reduce down-time and unscheduled outages.
  • For Field Service Specialist - servicing switchgear that has been obsoleted by the manufacturer will also serve as an opportunity for companies to provide other equipment and other services that field engineers can alert them to. Having your people in a plant, actively promoting your products is the best advertising you can get. 
  • Older switchgear can be repaired and upgraded to meet new demand. Many of the new products are sealed and unable to be repaired. As a result, repairs or upgrades that would cost a few hundred or few thousand dollars, and cannot be performed and users are forced to discard equipment and purchase new replacements for tens of thousands of dollars and potentially long lead times. 
  • Many customers are realizing that planned obsolescence will also render new installations of the latest whizz-bang technology obsolete, the same way their current equipment has been treated. Maintaining and upgrading current equipment just makes sense.

The bottom line is that just as a rising tide raises all boats, as the economy grows and thrives, so will the demand for used equipment dealers like National Power Equipment, where our motto is, "The right equipment, at the right price, right now!" Whether you are an end user, in the repair industry or a dealer, we strongly recommend you prepare for double digit growth in 2021 and the years that follow.

News from NPE's Product Improvement Center: General Electric Powervac

GENERAL ELECTRIC POWERVAC CELL SIDE SECONDARY MOUNTING KIT

OEM #: 0209B4052G002

 

Today in our spotlight, is the GE Powervac Cell Side Secondary Mounting Kit. When replacing the cell side secondary mounting block, the metal bracket that it's mounted to, often needs to be replaced at the same time because one of the mounting tabs has to bent out of the way. This can cause misalignment and even strength issues in the final product.

NPE has a solution for that with our secondary block assembly kit NPE P/N 100003494. The kit comes with a brand new zinc plated bracket, springs and washers. The locking tab is prealigned to minimize the amount of stress applied to it during installation. 

 

 

Why go through the effort of scheduling an outage just to replace part of the assembly? Do it right the first time with our hardware kit, secondary and new pins (sold separately). We also sell the pin removal tool. 

Powervac Secondary Disconnects have become an itrem that is becoming more and more of a regular maintenance item. As mentioned in previous blogs, NPE has a solution for that with its fiber reinforced secondary block.

This part and all of NPE's New Aftermarket Parts are available online at https://www.npeinc.com/aftermarket-parts or through your normal purchasing channels. We have "The right part, at the right price, right now!" 

Part number used to reference original OEM's for identification purposes only. The are not manufactured, endorsed or warrantied by OEM.

 

News from NPE's Product Improvement Center: Westinghouse/Eaton/Cutler Hammer SJA/SJS Close Coil

WESTINGHOUSE/EATON/CUTLER HAMMER SJA/SJA CLOSE COIL

OEM #'s:

2147A48G11

7860A34G02

Today, we are spotlighting the Westinghouse/Eaton/Cutler Hammer Vacuum Starter Close Coil 110/120V. This part which has been custom manufactured through an exclusive contract with NPE. It is available from stock in limited quantities https://www.npeinc.com/sjasjs-coil.

 

 

This part and all of NPE's New Aftermarket Parts are available online at https://www.npeinc.com/aftermarket-parts or through your normal purchasing channels. We have the "The right part, at the right price, right now!"

Part number used to reference original OEM's for identification purposes only. They are not manufactured, endorsed or warrantied by OEM.

 

News from NPE's Product Improvement Center: FPE DST-2 Open/Close Indicator Assembly

DST-2 OPEN/CLOSE INDICATOR ASSEMBLY

OEM #: 118948/2

 

Today, we are spotlighting the Federal Pacific DST-2 Medium Voltage Open/Close Indicator Assembly, also known as the "smiley face indicator" for obvious reasons. This fragile, plastic indicator often cracks or shatters through the normal opening and closing of the breaker, increasing downtime and maintenance costs.

Our replacement part is handmade in our custom plastics lab with modern materials and it is fiber reinforced https://www.npeinc.com/dst-2-open-close-indicator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This part is often sold with our DST-2 Close/Trip Knob which features a solid plastic knob rather than the hollow one that is originally supplied with the breaker https://www.npeinc.com/dst-2-closetrip-knob.

 

 

 

The two above products are considered to be "one and done" solutions, increasing reliablilty and decreasing downtime and maintenance costs.

These parts can ordered online or through your normal purchasing channels. They are available from stock in limited quantities or with short lead times on larger orders.

Just another example of how NPE supplies "The right part, at the right price, right now!"

Part number used to reference original OEM's for identification purposes only. They are not manufactured, endorsed or warrantied by OEM.

News from NPE's Product Improvement Center: ITE HK/VHK/K-Line Control Relay Bodies

ITE HK/VHK/K-LINE CONTROL RELAY BODIES

OEM #: 191921T0(3-14)

 

Today, we are spotlighting the control relay bodies for HK/VHK and all the electrically operated K-Line Breakers (K-225 through K-4000).

This fragile plastic molding often cracks, chips or breaks when the breaker is handled outside of the cell. NPE's fiber reinforced replacement moldings are meant to be a cost-effective alternative to purchasing an entire relay. Maintenance personnel simply swap the internal parts from the broken relay to the new molding, saving time and money.

Please specify which half of the molding you are replacing, the coil half https://www.npeinc.com/kline-hk-control-relay-molding-coil-half or the mounting base https://www.npeinc.com/kline-hk-control-relay-molding-mounting-base.

 

 

 

 

These and other ITE/BBC/ABB breaker parts can be found and purchased on our website at https://www.npeinc.com/itebbcabb or through your normal purchasing channels. Where we prove every daym that NPE is where you can find "The right part, at the right price, right now!"

Part number used to reference original OEM's for identification purposes only. They are not manufactured, endorsed or warrantied by OEM.