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New program launched to refurbish vibratory machines

Albert Lea, MN -- If your vibratory finishing machine whatever its age, whatever the type was manufactured by A...


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August 18, 2005
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

Albert Lea, MN — If your vibratory finishing machine whatever its age, whatever the type was manufactured by Almco Inc., a new rebuild/refurbish program is now available from the 60-year-old Minnesota-based company. It can substantially extend the life of any piece of equipment whether a round-bowl, a thru-feed or an end-discharge unit at a cost that can be hundreds, perhaps thousands, of dollars less than the purchase price of a new model.

"Almco is the world’s largest manufacturer of standard and custom-designed equipment for metal parts deburring and finishing," according to Larry Beavens, national sales manager. “We have a vast number of our products currently in place in industrial plants and job shops worldwide."

Machines are shipped to Albert Lea at the owner’s expense, then set up and operated by ALMCO engineers and technicians in the manufacturer’s test laboratory. Results of their complete inspection and evaluation are reported to the customer, with recommendations for repair or replacement of parts if necessary.

"Or if the customer sends his machine to us for installation of an important update an automatic lubrication system, a variable speed option, or an automated parts/media separation feature, for example we tell him what we’ll do and what it will cost," says Beavens. "He knows exactly what to expect and when he’ll have his machine returned to him, completely power-washed and with a new coat of paint if requested, so he can resume his operations."

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Turn-around time for rebuild/refurbish jobs, he notes, can be as little as two to three weeks, once the work begins. "This compares to delivery time of 14 to 16 weeks on orders for certain new models of vibratory equipment. So our rebuild program can be especially appealing to some people."

For complete details of the new program, telephone 1-800-521-2740, or contact a distributor serving your area.