Meritor has invested $2.7 million in recent months to further “industrialize” the capabilities of its 275,000-sq-ft remanufacturing facility in Plainfield, Indiana.
Doug Wolma, general manager, Global Aftermarket Operations, Meritor, announced the improvements during an industry media briefing June 20.
The improvements include six new pieces of production equipment, all currently installed and operational: two pass-through ovens to make the cleaning of incoming cores more efficient, two “barrel blasters” that replace 14 pieces of equipment previously used to shotblast cores, an additional dual-cylinder coining press to return the diameter of brake shoes to their original circumferences, and new automation to feed equipment with less material handling.
The investment was simply the latest Meritor has made in the facility. Three years ago, the company invested $1 million dollars in its paint system used to produce the Meritor PlatinumShield remanufactured brake shoe.