There have been many misconceptions in the medical community as to what defines Reconditioned, Refurbished and Remanufactured. Just like in the world of classic car restoration, in healthcare, the process of renovating pre-owned medical equipment can vary. Equipped MD has a very stringent process in how we facilitate the best solution for our customers, and while the following terms are not industry standard, they are commonly used.
A simplified way in which equipment history, service records and hours on equipment are not taken into consideration. A thorough examination of the machines internal components have not been analyzed and if so, not by a certified manufacturer technician. Little to no internal work has been performed and touch up paint is performed to make a machine appear as new. The company proclaims that you are receiving a quality system that has been “refurbished” but in reality, little or no out of pocket costs were used in the refurbishment process. Most companies that are not specialists in refurbishing a product use this approach for their equipment process.
Service history of machines are taken into consideration. Only those with a history of light usage and thorough service records are purchased. Manufacturer certified technicians perform all examinations and use a 300 point process in which they can identify any internal issues. Compromised parts are replaced with original certified manufacturer parts. A full external paint job is performed to show the appearance of a new machine. These machines typically come with 6-12 month warranty options to ensure comfort to the customer. Equipped MD machines fall into this category.
All components are replaced and the equipment is completely redone as new. The equipment is disassembled to nuts and bolts and painted and rebuilt. This is typically a very time consuming, non-cost effective way to purchase. It tends to be competitive directly with new equipment pricing.
At Equipped MD, we focus on bringing you the absolute best value and quality by focusing on offering a comprehensive refurbishing program. Our refurbishing program is offered on most lines of equipment we sell, and is available with various options to better service your individual needs and budget.
Our program stacks up and exceeds that of most major OEMs and offers the ability to own a high quality and excellent performing piece of equipment all at an affordable price. For complete details on our refurbishing program please reach out one of our sales reps, or request information by filling out our Request A Quote form found at the top of the page.
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