This is another large pirate area. Wear parts all very expensive
and as such they have become a prime target for the pirates.
Quality must never be compromised. The O.E.M. specifies how
long the service intervals will be for their machines. Their
parts will last this long; pirate wear parts can cause unnecessary
downtime, up your maintenance cost and shorten the life of your
compressor because they are not manufactured to the high spec
of the O.E.M part. You can not tell by looking at these parts,
which is genuine and which is pirate, but you may find out and
this will cost your company a lot.
CAN YOU TRUST?
Do you trust your supplier? Why? How do pirate suppliers stay
in business? More to the point where is their market?
The pirate manufacturer has and always will
target Air Compressor Distributors. Why them? Distributors
can install pirate parts in
service work because they are the ones that are looking after
your machine. They can supply pirate parts for you to
supply to your own customers and engineers. Distributors
will supply you with a L.O.C.
This is not worth the paper it is written on. Ask them to
supply you with a Declaration of Conformance and Authenticity,
stating these are the O.E.M. parts.