Reman Process

Green is Budweg Caliper’s company colour – green is also our ideology.

Remanufactured brake calipers are proving to be attractive alternatives for spare parts. The use of remanufactured products is not only an affordable choice, it can save valuable resources and helps to protect the environment, too.

The waste water from the cleaning process of the calipers, for example, is recycled in a closed system, thus saving resources. Regardless, however, whether it is a new or a remanufactured brake caliper – Budweg Caliper does not compromise on quality standards. All safety related components and rubber parts are replaced and the remaining components are all renovated. Therefore, the remanufacturing process is subject to precisely defined procedures and standards.

Procedure & Standards

1 Sorting

The used calipers sent back by our customers are sorted and registered in our corebank system. 

2 Dismantling

Each caliper is dismantled completely and afterwards washed with small steel balls under high pressure. Almost all single parts are replaced by new parts of best quality.   

3 Surface Treatment

After the washing process, the caliper goes through a surface treatment and receives a zinc surface and an additional chrome 3 surface that is a result of a variety of electrolytic baths. The aim and result is to protect the caliper from corrosion and to give it a unique finish.

 4 Remanufacturing

A very important part of the process is the treatment of the caliper house. Calipers with integrated handbrakes are drilled and new brass bushings are inserted, because brass bushings have a longer life-time. Handbrake levers, cable holders and springs are always replaced, too. Additionally, the glide system is improved by Teflon that results in a lower friction on the sliding bolts.  

5 Mounting

Hard chrome plated pistons and nickel bushes are mounted, because these surfaces guarantee a much longer life time than for example normal chrome plated parts. Afterwards, the caliper is assembled and remanufactured using new rubber parts of highest quality. Additionally, when exchanging the moving parts, we add silicone grease, too. 

6 Test

Each caliper leaving the production has been tested with both – a high and a low air pressure test. Our leak limit is 100mm³/sec at 3 bar air pressure. During the leak test we also test the functionality of the caliper – whether the piston has the right “roll back”, the correct handbrake function and other functionalities.