…AND THE SURVEY SAYS…
BENDING SECTION REPAIR TRENDS
Of the 1600+ bending sections Llojenn has repaired over the past year, bending section repair trends have basically remained the same. Of these repairs, 76% have been Large models, CF, PCF ,GIF etc. and 24% were Ultra’s, AU1, CU1 URFP-5 etc.
Of the Large models, PCF-160AL, PCF-H180AL & PCF-Q180AL made up 42% of those repairs. CF-H180AL & CF-Q180AL, made up 14% of repairs and GIF-160, GIF-H180, GIF-Q180 & GIF-H180J, made up 28%. We are surprised we have not seen an increase in the 190 series bending sections.
Concerning trends with the Ultra’s shows that during the last half of 2014, we saw 56% of our Ultra repairs from AU1, CU1, URFP-5, & LF-GP. AU1 AND CU1 repairs made up half of all Ultra repairs for the last half of 2014. During the first part of 2015 AU1, & CU1 repairs have fallen off drastically, only accounting for 14% of our Ultra repairs. Half of our Ultra repairs were URFP-5, LF-GP, CYF-5 & LF-DP. This clearly shows a drastic reduction in AU1 and CU1 repairs. The only explanation we can account for this drop -off would be after market purchases of AU1 and CU1 bending sections by third party repair companies.
As we have stated before in past blog entries, buying after market bending sections is not always a good call. Check out blog entry “New” bending sections, doesn’t always mean ready to use.
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