Reverse Engineering

At Stenzel Sealing Solutions, our reverse engineering capabilities have been honed after 40 plus years of working in the field at the plant level. We understand the critical need to replace obsolete parts with as close to a perfect match as possible. When an OEM asset is no longer available, or no longer affordable, we can reverse engineer a component or the whole assembled asset. Our engineers have the most advanced tools available to get the job done, at the customer’s facility or ours.

With 70% of America’s industrial manufacturing facilities being more than 20 years old, asset management and up-time become critical factors in a facility’s success, efficiency, and profitability. In many cases, industrial facilities have assets that are no longer made or supported by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), and the situation gets even worse on a component level.

Quite often, we find that our customers no longer have records of their oldest equipment, which originally included spare parts lists, nor do they have accurate infrastructure documentation from years of maintenance and repair activity. When a facility goes into a maintenance turnaround, it’s critical to know the assets being repaired or replaced, the components that go into them, and the components that are attached to them.

Gone are the days of only relying on charcoal traces on paper, caliper and vernier measurements, and inaccurate measuring tape methodology to reproduce your critical parts and equipment. Stenzel Sealing can deploy advanced digital 3D scanning tools to achieve accuracy to 0.004” (0.1mm). With fast and accurate post image processing, we can turn plant-level scans into 3D CAD models in several hours, not weeks. When you need a solution, we can provide one, quickly and accurately.

Our technical team has over 100 years of experience with all types of:

  • Gaskets
  • Seals: O-rings, oil seals, and mechanical seals
  • Rubber, fabric, and metal expansion joints
  • Valves
  • Industrial Dampers
  • Steam Systems
  • Industrial pipe, flanges, and fittings

We apply our extensive knowledge and manufacturer level training to every situation we encounter to ensure that we capture every necessary detail. Our end result is a replacement item that exactly meets your criteria – a direct replacement or an engineered upgrade. Our reverse engineering services provide value-added cost savings, improved performance, and shorter lead times than sourcing the OEM part if it is still available.

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