Continuus-Properzi supplies spare parts for over 250 lines around the world, most with a tailor-made design still in progress, but started more than 35 years ago, in addition to all types of spare parts for equipment.
Spare Parts Express
We offer items of frequent and non-specific use, easy to identify and deliverable within a short period of time (screws, gaskets, general pieces for hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, etc.). For these types of items, we suggest that our customers maintain a minimum quantity as determined by the items’ commercial availability on the market.
Also items covering a large range of applications (flanges, connections, standard bearings, combustion and hydraulic lines, etc.). These pieces are easy to identify and are usually purchased through a catalogue upon necessity at the moment of the failure. However, their absence may cause machinery downtime and the resultant lack of production can be a serious problem. Therefore, even for these types of items, it is a good policy and a recommended action to monitor their consumption and adopt a storage policy whereby falling below a minimum quantity will trigger an order to reintegrate the stock of components.
This description characterizes those spare parts or components of the line designed and manufactured by the know-how supplier. Therefore, the procurement of these parts should be accomplished through the original equipment manufacturer. The shortage of these parts leads to considerable costs in the case of machinery downtime. Generally, these specially designed pieces (casting rings, casting nozzles, rolls, shafts, etc.) are manufactured according to proprietary drawings and therefore their production requires a considerable amount of time which implies long lead times. As a rule, we recommend to our customers to keep an internal maintenance stock which can be monitored at an appropriate frequency (quarterly, semiannually, annually, etc.) based upon the necessity and history of use for each item. This action can reduce the impact of a failure by greatly reducing the amount of downtime.