Repair / Rebuild
Gatco, Inc. provides several services to aid their customers in designing and maintaining their machines.
A few of these services which our customers can benefit from are computer aided design (CAD) of special Bushings and Toolholders, sales engineering, expedited delivery service and our rebuilding program.
If a customer has a problem Gatco will respond within twenty four hours or sooner.
Gatco Rotary Bushings will eventually reach their fatigue life. Therefore, Gatco offers a rebuilding program which will restore the rotary bushing to its original I.D. size, runout specifications and life expectancy. Rebuilding can be done an indefinite number of times as long as the case is re-usable as received, and involves replacement of the inner liner, bearings and seals. Upon inspection, if a rotary bushing cannot be rebuilt, it will be returned at a nominal charge for inspection.
Gatco Rotary Toolholders can be rebuilt provided the shaft and/or socket is not damaged. A Toolholder repair consists of replacement of the outer shell, bearings and seals also the bearing races are reworked to specification. A unit rebuilt by Gatco will restore the Toolholder to it’s original T.I.R. accuracy and life expectancy.
Precision Line Bore Bushings
One of the distinct advantages of Gatco’s cartridge style Precision Line Bore Bushings is that they can be quickly removed from the support housing and a new or rebuilt unit can be slid into place saving precious down time. The worn unit can then be returned to Gatco for rebuilding . A bushing rebuilt by Gatco restores the precision unit to their original specifications and life expectancy. A typical rebuild consists of replacing the inner liner, bearings and seals. The bushings are then inspected with precision gaging and the results are documented.
Gatco, Inc. also rebuilds line boring support housings designed with component parts. Quick change cartridge bushings often can be incorporated into these housings requiring little or no modifications.
Gatco, Inc. rebuilds Rotary Bushings and Toolholders of different manufacturers. Please contact Gatco for further information on our rebuild service.
Gatco, Inc. cannot be responsible for any product rebuilt or modified by anyone other than Gatco, Inc.. Upon inspection, if it is determined the product cannot be rebuilt, it will be returned at a nominal charge for inspection.
Include a link to a pdf called “Rebuilding of Gatco Anti-Friction Rotary Bushings & Toolholders”
Gatco, Inc. offers a free design service for Rotary Bushings and Toolholders.
All design work is performed using computer aided design (Auto-Cad). Your special design requirements will be taken from design concept thru final manufacture. Our engineering department can make recommendations which will make your machine run at maximum optimization. Because of our CAD capability, if we are furnished with size and performance requirements, a special design can be prepared for our customers approval within hours. When requesting a special design, please provide prints and all pertinent information regarding the operation.
If you have an immediate need, over the phone engineering assistance is available.
Contact Gatco or use our Arbor Bushing form (tapered), Arbor Bushing form (straight), Rotary Bushing form or Rotary Toolholder form to fill in and send your requirements for an immediate design and quotation.