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Reviving TANA Machines: A Leap Towards Sustainable Growth in Machinery Lifecycle

Extending Machine Life Through Rebuilding

In the field of solid waste processing, there is an increasing emphasis on sustainability which is driving the demand for rebuilding heavy machinery. TANA’s initiative, dubbed “TANA Second Life,” not only prolongs the lifecycle of these machines but also substantially decreases the need for new materials, thus cutting down on waste and emissions. This initiative explores innovative ways to double the life span of a machine, offering it a so-called second life that is both sustainable and economically viable.

Financial and Environmental Benefits of Machine Rebuilds

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Refurbishing key components of machines, like compactors or shredders, particularly the powertrain, can offer significant economic and environmental returns. Typically, after 10,000 operating hours, the diesel engine and main hydraulic components need refurbishing or replacement. Through a meticulous condition assessment, the timing for a rebuild can be accurately forecasted using advanced remote diagnostics that gather data on machine usage and operational stress, which helps in precise maintenance planning and cost estimation.

Modular Designs and Certified Rebuild Processes

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TANA has consistently focused on maximizing the durability and maintainability of its products through a modular design approach. This design philosophy not only facilitates easier component replacement and swift maintenance but also minimizes downtime during rebuilds. Future models may even allow for engine swaps from diesel to electric, showcasing TANA’s commitment to innovation in line with environmental standards. Rebuilds are carried out by TANA-certified partners who ensure that these machines meet the original performance standards, thus maintaining reliability and extending the machine’s operational life further.

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The concept of “TANA Second Life” is rooted in the principles of the circular economy, aiming to maximize resource efficiency and minimize environmental impact. This approach not only supports sustainable business practices but also aligns with global efforts to reduce carbon footprints and conserve natural resources. By choosing to rebuild rather than replace, companies can save up to 70% of the cost of new equipment, making it a financially appealing option as well.

In addition to the economic and environmental benefits, TANA’s rebuilding program enhances the functional lifespan of machines, thereby supporting continuous production with minimal interruptions. The process of rebuilding involves not only the refurbishment of major components but also guarantees and potentially extended warranties for the machine owners, which bolsters confidence in the longevity and reliability of their equipment.

Overall, TANA’s strategic focus on rebuilding and refurbishment within the circular economy framework exemplifies a sustainable path forward in industrial machinery management. This initiative not only helps preserve valuable material resources but also supports a local economic model by reducing the need for international transport and keeping service operations close to customers.