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Interchange Parts Cross Reference Guides Benefits

Wouldn't it be nice to have an All-In-One-Reference to simplify the replacement part search, and reduce the stress and time lost in the process? Let us show you how the International Interchange Guides can make your job easier...

Improve Customer Service
When you are a parts distributor, you often get calls from customers who have machinery down and need a replacement part as soon as possible. If you don't have that specific part, they will surely go to the competition because there is not time to wait for you to find it.

With the International Interchange Guides you will be able to immediately find the cross-referenced part for your customer. You may not have the specific brand they are looking for in stock, but you can give them an alternative part that works exactly the same!! No need to send your customer away if someone nearby has what they need and you can get it quickly because you know what to ask for, either by producer or OEM part number. Don't lose a customer, get the Guides!!

Replace Many Catalogs
Every machine you have at your plant probably has a manufacturer's catalog that came with it. You may even have hundreds of catalogs stored in different locations of your building, and you can spend a considerable amount of time trying to reference the part you need.

The International Interchange Guides replace over 3,500 individual manufacturers' catalogs for bearings, mounted units, seals, filters, drive belts, and other parts. Nice and easy to store... and even easier to use!! Whether you are looking for a foreign or domestic item, obsolete or current, producer or OEM number, these guides are invaluable.

Reduce Inventory
Replacement parts are usually kept in an inventory. Many companies keep spare parts for each machine. Other parts are stored because they are available, but there may not be an organized storage pattern. Many times companies have duplicate parts that can be used for multiple purposes, but don't know it because the part number is different!!

The International Interchange Guides help you organize and reduce your inventory using our standardized group numbers. You won't have to keep a surplus of duplicate parts on hand! Even if you are not familiar with the trademark or the part number of the item you are looking for, you may be able to find a replacement in no time at all... the result: Inventory Reduction.

Decrease Downtime
Have you ever experienced something like this?

  • At 6:00 p.m. a maintenance mechanic reported that a bearing was going out on a crusher drive.
  • At 8:22 p.m., a crusher blade broke and the department went down.
  • At 9:20 p.m. he carried it into the maintenance foreman's office to say that he had been unable to find a replacement bearing in the tool room.
  • The foreman went off shift at 11:00 p.m. leaving a note for the plant engineer explaining the situation.
  • When the plant engineer came in the next morning, he took a look at the bearing. The trademark was not one with which he was familiar. From the shelf behind his desk he took down the thick catalog of a bearing manufacturer whose products he had specified in the past. He was still looking when the crusher department's assigned maintenance foreman came in to tell him that the broken bearing had already been repaired using a suitable substitute he had located in the tool room by referencing the IBI Guide!

In the case just described, it took 11 hours to find the needed replacement part. Unfortunately for the company, valuable machine and production time was lost.

No one knew how to easily find a replacement part or how to handle the situation. Confusion was part of the equation and lack of knowledge about the part led to an inability to solve the problem.

With the International Interchange Guides you often need just a few minutes to find the right replacement part... the result: Decreased Downtime. Solving the problem quickly with the right interchange would have saved valuable production time.

Lower Costs
You are spending unnecessary dollars on:

  • Downtime
  • Handling Inventory
  • Space for Storage
  • Time Lost Looking for Parts
  • Lost Customers

You can save money by investing in the International Interchange Guides. Several editions now also available on CD-ROM for Windows. (IBI, ISI, IDBI, IFI, IMUI & PSI)

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