Are used parts worth the risk?
With the automation market still at the mercy of the semiconductor shortage and the Russia-Ukraine war raging on, finding stock of new automation parts can be challenging.
While Siemens and Allen-Bradley are gradually improving their lead times, other OEMs, such as B&R, are still quoting as long as 26 weeks on system-critical motion control spares, like this 8LS servo motor.
Furthermore, if the part you require is obsolete, replacing it with a successor may also require the touch points upgrading, resulting in a costly and timely system upgrade.
So, it is no surprise that we are seeing a record number of plants and manufacturers purchasing pre-owned automation spares for their production lines and stores at Foxmere.
You see, when you buy pre-owned parts, not only are you saving money and helping the environment, but you are also substantially improving your purchasing options, thus reducing your exposure to extended periods of unplanned downtime.
And, when you’re in the throes of a breakdown situation, a 26-week lead or an unscheduled system upgrade is the last thing you need to hear.
It is a problem we understand well.
Over the years, we’ve worked tirelessly to make it even easier for you to get your production line up and running, so why not let Foxmere do the worrying for you?
Call +44 (0)1922 349 999 and give us your part number — we'll do the rest.
In the first instance, our expert team will endeavour to supply a new part for you from stock. If we do not have or can not find new stock for you, we will offer you a pre-owned replacement.
At Foxmere, pre-owned can mean one of three things:
- Refurbished (used, but reconditioned and tested)
- New Surplus (sometimes known as New Old Stock (NOS))
- Used (and tested)
However, regardless of age or condition, all our parts come with a 12-month warranty for that extra piece of mind.
To conclude, buying pre-owned automation spares means that you're playing your part in reducing waste. It also means you’re improving your chances of finding the exact part you want whilst reducing your exposure to lengthy periods of downtime.
Then, throw in a 12-month warranty on your used goods, and you’re winning no matter how you look at it.