Introduction

Welcome to the OEM facility Tour and introduction to our remanufacturing process. Please explore our facility by using your arrow keys or any one of the other controls. We hope you enjoy the tour.

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Core Receiving

Where all components enter the facility. Once unloaded from a flatbed, a thorough inspection of the component is done to record the part number, serial number, and the condition of the component. This information is compiled into the receiving report, and used to create a Work Order. Once a Work Order is created, the Customer Service team confirms the work to be done on the component.

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Fact

The facility contains 30 overhead cranes.

Total OEM facility totals 350,000 square feet which is roughly the same size as the Great Pyramid in Egypt.

Disassembly

Where the components are disassembled into individual piece parts (right down to nuts and bolts). This is where the condition of the component is observed by the technical team in order to write detailed reports for the customer.

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Fact

OEM's process saves 60-80‰ of the energy used to create a brand-new component.

Cleaning Components

All of the components flowing through OEM's facility must be thoroughly cleaned in order to be properly inspected. Parts are blasted using plastic media, sand, and shot peen, as well as washed in soap typhoon and caustic washers.

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Fact

OEM's workforce has grown over 700% since opening in 2004.

Inspection

Parts are sent to the inspection area to determine if they are reusable as-is or if they are eligible for salvage. Various NDT (nondestructive testing) techniques are used (ultrasonic, mag particle, and liquid penetrant) to determine reusability.

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Five Star

OEM has maintained the prestigious 5 Star Rating in Caterpillar's Contamination Control program since 2006. The 5 Star rating represents Caterpillar’s highest standard for contamination control.

Salvage

OEM’s comprehensive 75,000 square foot machine shop can accommodate all machining work that may be required for the remanufacture of a component, including spray and fabrication welding capabilities, chroming, and HVOF.

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Fact

OEM has more than 150 cranes to do the heavy lifting in our production facility.

Sub-Assembly

In 2008, OEM found out that building engines could be done faster and with more consistency by assembling sub-components of the engines separately and then bolting them on when the engine is ready for them. OEM now has 8 sub-assemblies to reduce the turnaround time through the facility.

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Fact

OEM has more than 1100 lights to keep our facility bright.

Assembly

The component is assembled back to like-new condition using reused, salvaged and new parts.

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Fact

The largest engine that OEM works on has more than 10,000 parts, an average car has between 5000-7000 parts

Testing

All engines and transmissions are tested in our state of the art testing facilities. There are two engine dynamometers. The smaller dyno is rated for 2750 hp and the larger dyno is rated for 7000 hp. The large transmission test bench is rated for 600 hp to test the 797 transmissions.

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Fact

OEM Speedwagon is the name of OEM's sports teams, and OEM Speechwagon is our in-house Toastmaster club.

Material Handling

Each component, upon arrival in the facility or upon disassembly, is assigned a work order and corresponding barcode so that it can be tracked using OEM’s Warehouse Management System.

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Fact

The parts receiving team receives and inventories up to 12,000 line items per week.

Thank you

We hoped you enjoyed our facility tour.

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13315-156 Street
Edmonton AB Canada
T5V 1V2
(780) 468-6220
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