Redesign and Rebuild Group - 5-Point Process
The Continuous Improvement approach to the rebuild of industrial equipment dramatically reduces
maintenance cost by extending machine life cycles – reducing downtime and rebuild frequency. The
CIP uses sound engineering principles to find and remove the root cause of the failure, rather than
just getting the equipment operating again.
CIP engineers use a 5-Point Process to identify the reason for the failure and then take the necessary
steps to eliminate it. The 5-Point Process is ongoing, ultimately saving the customer time and money
while increasing equipment performance and life span.
Step 1: Machine Teardown and Controlled In-Depth Inspection
Each machine component is thoroughly examined, establishing a comprehensive profile to identify
the root cause of the failure.
Step 2: Root Cause Failure Analysis
Component-part quality, machine design, materials and operating conditions are examined to provide
a total picture of the reasons that led to the equipment failure.
Step 3: Re-engineer
For problems due to the original design, the CIP designers can re-engineer or improve component
parts and design configurations using new materials or technology – effectively preventing premature
failures from recurring.
Step 4: Remanufacture and Documentation
A record documenting changes and improvements is established, tracking and evaluating the changes.
Step 5: Tracking and Evaluation
An ongoing procedure of tracking and evaluation takes over once the equipment is reinstalled and
on line. CIP engineers regularly monitor the equipment.