What do we mean by “refurbished”?

Refurbished can be an arbitrary term. It means different things to different people. We can only speak for what refurbished means to Rankin, and have outlined specifically what we do to our instruments to deem them “refurbished”. Every instrument undergoes a systemized, rigorous, down-to-the-frame refurbishment process to rebuild each instrument to its original specifications and intended use.

Step 1: Disassembly
  • Removal of supplies and residue
  • Instrument decontaminated
  • Preliminary inspection of functionality
  • Instrument disassembled down to the frame
Step 2: Reassembly, Replacement, & Calibration
  • Replace wearables, faulty or suspicious electronics, mechanical assemblies, and subassemblies, accessories, and hardware.
  • System accuracy is calibrated to strict OEM specifications.
  • Assemblies individually function tested for proper pneumatic, electronic, mechanical, and plumbing operation.
Step 3: Function Testing & Quality Control

Now that the instrument is reassembled back to functional operation:

  • Full-system mock lab testing is performed for up to one week
  • Every refurbished instrument is held up to standardized quality control checks derived from OEM specifications, as well as Rankin quality standards
  • Your instrument will be delivered with its completed quality control checklist for verification of passing QC.
Our strict QC protocol ensures that every instrument is operating in like-new condition before leaving our facility!
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Step 4: Aesthetic Restoration & Packaging
  • Panels, chassis, and internal surfaces stripped and prepped for painting
  • Prepared surfaces primed and painted with industrial-quality, chemical-resistant paint
  • Labels replaced to original appearance
  • Metallic worksurfaces re-surfaced or replaced
  • Control panels (button panels) replaced if necessary
  • Instruments and accessories are professionally packaged for safe transportation
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