The notion of remanufacturing is not part of the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE). We can instead find the term manufacture, which refers to product manufactured by hand or with the assistance of a machine.
We can affirm that a remanufacturing, therefore, it is an object that has been manufactured again. Remanufactured products are the result of a restoration or modification of others that had already been manufactured and used before.
Usually when a product it has already been used, is discarded and becomes a waste. However, in many cases it is possible to recover it through different processes so that, either in whole or in part, it can be used again. The result of these processes of recycling Y reassembled it is called remanufacturing.
Remanufacturing contemplates the inclusion of new parts to replace those that are worn and no longer serve. What is sought is that the product in general acquires a second shelf life, something that is positive for him environment since the level of garbage is minimized and avoids having to restart the entire production mechanism (with its consequent polluting emissions).
We can establish that the remanufacturing sector is based on a series of fundamental pillars such as these:
-The collection of the product from the place where it was deposited once its use is exhausted.
-Maintaining its value.
-A perfect coordination of all the parts that play a fundamental role in the process.
-The proper and necessary application of design methods for remanufacturing.
-The development of essential quality control so that remanufactured products reach the best possible conditions for the consumer.
Although the remanufacturing sector has experienced notable growth in recent years, it is considered vital and essential that measures continue to be carried out to be able to promote it in the most appropriate way. In this sense, the experts of the sector establish that it is necessary from clarifying the legislation in this regard to supporting SMEs engaged in such work, including carrying out the accreditation of what would be remanufactured products or even giving tax incentives to the purchase of such items. type.
An example of remanufacturing are the ink cartridges which, once empty, are filled again. This practice, despite the fact that the manufacturers of new printers and cartridges qualify as risky for the equipment, it is quite frequent since it allows to reduce the costs related to the Print.
Within the scope of this type of printer consumables, we can establish that there are two classes of remanufactured cartridges:
-Toner. These, after a process consisting of tasks such as disassembly or replacement, are filled in.
-The injection ones. As their name suggests, they are to be used in printers that work through an inkjet system. To achieve them, it will be necessary to undertake the cleaning, checking and pertinent filling of those that have already been used.