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Recent Work Activities
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Cincinnati Shear Series 12 -- 1/8” X 10 Ft

Location: Wichita KS

Machine Age: New  1944    70+ years of activity

Date: May 2016

Service Request;

Replace Seals in the Hold Downs
Repair The Oil Return Line
Clean The Hydraulic tank
Set Hold Down Pressure
Change The Blades
Shim Blade Height To Match Bed
Set Blade Gap
Change Gear Case Lube

Please note in some of the pictures detailing the hold down threads,
Removing the top pipe plug can be challenging without damaging
The threads. In this case the slotting of the plug allowed it to be collapsed
For easy removal. Attempting to force the plug out, will almost guarantee
Gaulded / lost threads. We have been successful doing partial thread repairs. It may save time and $$$ to send the hold downs to a qualified shop to do the seal replacements. The new version requires a press for removal as well as for the installation. RAKO is fully equipped to modify the
New repair kits and still use the threaded plungers and nuts. Should you encounter difficulties,  send a few pictures txt  to  316 – 214 – 8100 or
Email to rakoinc@cox.net  for procedural evaluations.

Let our 45+ years of OBSOLETE Metal Working Machinery Repair
Experience,  be of service to you.

Noisy & Clattering Clutch – Yes, we can fix that as well.

Material Skewing during the cutting cycle?

Probably LOW Hold Down Pressure or Hold Down Seal Failure.

Need Help ??     rakoinc@cox.net       or       TxT   316 – 214 – 8100
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Roper Whitney Sheet Metal Shear

Location: Central Kansas

Machine Age: New 1998

Service Date: 4 – 16

Capacity: Capacity 14 Gage  10 Feet Cutting Length

Service Request: Blade (change) Flip & Gap Set

Customer does Heating & Air Duct Work,  as well as Commercial Metal Building Finishing
And other Exterior Building Updates.

RAKO Inc specializes in Repairing and Servicing  the light and medium capacity  Fabrication Equipment. Whether very OLD or quite NEW  we repair them all – USA or Import we know
Shears & Press Brakes. Sometimes we help the customer over the phone resolve their issue.

Phone Service Works Best  --  if pictures of the problem area are sent to  rakoinc@cox.net
And a brief description of the problem. Please include your zip code for location reference.

For Service Planning, Blade Changes (Flipping Edges Usually Takes 1 Hr per Foot of Blade Length, if the Bolts are in Good Condition, and NO shims are Required.

A 10 Foot Shear Light Gage Shear, would need about 10 Hrs of out of service time allocated to Flip the Blades If All Went Well, including Gapping. The LOWER Blade should be FLUSH with
The bed. If NOT then shims will be REQUIRED to achieve this height.

Having a   BURR Problem   or a    BAD Bend  problem or Question ??

Call  Roger  @   CELL:   316 – 214 – 8100    cstz

 

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OMP Automatic Production Cold Saw

Location: Central Kansas

Machine Age: New 2014

Date: April 2016

Service Request;

 Contamination entering the gear case causing poor bearing life.

Several Updates to the gear case were included during the bearing replacement process.

Added a grease port to the upper pinion bearing.

Updated the input pulley to a SK / QD Bushing Arrangement.

Added a grease seal behind the top taper roller bearing for grease retention.

Added a modified cover plate for proper oil level monitoring.  

A VERY Impressive – productive machine in action.

Having mechanical problems with your OMP ? TxT  316-214-8100 
email  rakoinc@cox.net  pictures of the problem area for a free
Evaluation.

As  Always,  we are here to get you going,  on your way,  Again ! NEED   Help ??
Roger’s Cell  316 – 214 – 8100  or   Email rakoinc@cox.net

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Birmingham Lathe Quick Change Gear Box Repairs

Location: Liberal  Kansas

Machine Age: New  2008

Date: May 2016

Service Request

Quick Change Gear Box Difficult To Shift

Shifter Fork Became Dislodged and slightly Bent. Parts Straightened and Adjusted to Operate Smoothly.

RAKO’s Specialty

Obsolete Metal Working Machinery Repair Service

Foreign Or Domestic you are in good Hands With RAKO

Email  rakoinc@cox.net  or TxT pictures of your problem to  316 – 214 – 8100

I will review your issue at hand and provide some insight as what might be your options.

Thanks
Roger A Knight  CELL: 316-214-8100 TxT

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American Pacemaker Lathe

Location:Little Rock AR

Date: June 2016

Machine Age: New 1951   65 Years Of Activity

Capacity: 50” Swing x 60” Centers

Service Request

Carriage Power Feed Engagement Handles Needing Adjustment(s)

The Rapid Traverse Handle Internal Spring Broken

The Power Feed Rod Driving Keys Needing Repair

An Inverter Drive Was Added For The Rapids On The Carriage Giving
The Carriage a VERY Smooth Feel And Controllable Positing.

A Positive Pressure Lube Pump Rear Mounted For Additional Lube
For Carriage Wings And Cross Slide.

RAKO has 45+ years of experience repairing Large Lathe Carriages

Regardless of the brand or age of the lathe, our experience can get your problem identified in short order, whether the Quick Change Box –
Carriage – Apron – Tailstock or Headstock that is giving you problems

Txt    316 – 214 – 8100   or    Email   rakoinc@cox.net   pictures
of the problem area and a brief description of the problem and ZIP CODE.

With that information we may be able to render insight as to what your options may be. WE do offer EMERGENCY Services based upon our current job completion status.

Over the years RAKO has developed many special lifting brackets that
facilitates the safety aspects of handling awkward assemblies.
RAKO is shop supported, which means your project has NO DELAYS
In the Repair Activity. When time counts – count on RAKO to deliver !

Roger’s  CELL: 316-214-8100   Email  rakoinc@cox.net

 

   


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Cincinnati Shear Series 14    3/16” Capacity 10’

Location: El Paso TX

Date: Feb – 2016

Service request

            Flip The Blades to a New Cutting Edge.

Set Blade Gap

Changed Gear Lube

            Adjusted Crown In Cutting Head to give a clean burr free cut
throughout the blade length

            Project completed in 12 Hrs  or 1 ½ Days.

Are You Thinking about a blade Flip to a NEW cutting Edge?

Send machine pictures to     rakoinc@cox.net     or    Roger ‘s Cell 316-214-8100  to receive
An estimate along with and zip code or city state to validate time zone.

 

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Cincinnati Shear  10 Gage 12 Foot

Location: Denver  Co

Date: Feb 2016

Service Request

Installed Hold Down Seal Kits to eliminate Hydraulic Oil on Machine Bed

Adjusted Hold Down Pressure To Accommodate Soft Materials.
This reduces the damage to the luster finish of soft materials.

This machine is equipped with Fabricca Padded Hold Down Feet especially designed for shearing soft materials.

Cincinnati has updated their hold down repair kit. Please contact us regarding your hold down replacement repairs.

Have a Problem?

RAKO knows the Cincinnati -  Wysong -  HTC and many other brands of shears.

As always please email rakoinc@cox.net or
txt Roger @ 316 – 214 – 8100


Pictures of the machine and your concerning needs. Please note your city state or zip to validate your time zone.

A typical Hold Down seal replacement can range between 2 – 3 days of repair activity depending upon machine capacity.

Stop by     www.rakoinc.com     for a quick tour of our recent repair activities

As  Always,  we are here to get you going,  on your way,  Again ! ~~~

 

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Cincinnati Shear Blade FLIP / Rotate To New Cutting Edge

Date: Feb – 2016

Location: Central Kansas

Service Request

        Flip The Blades to a new cutting edge and set blade gap
Inspect Clutch, Change Gear Box Lube.

Generally Speaking, it takes about an hour per foot of blade length,
To flip the blades on most shears. A 10 foot shear would be about 10 hrs of time, a 12 Foot Machine 12 Hrs. This is based upon the  Shims, Bolts , and other supporting elements, being in good condition for reuse, and an open (easy accessible) working environment.  As a starter please send pictures of the four corners of the machine, as well as a front and back view, to Roger’s cell  316 – 214 – 8100 cell  or email to    rakoinc@cox.net   This allows us to provide an estimate for your budgeting. If you are thinking of having the seals replaced on the Cincinnati 10 – 12 -14 series of shears, please plan for 2 – 3 days, of out of service time. RAKO does have some hold down replacement parts on hand. We will help you get the probable needed parts ordered and verified, prior starting repairs. Cincinnati has made an update to the hold down repair kit for the older machines. Before starting your project we will cover the aspects of these updates, for your consideration.

Whatever brand of machine, we can flip the blades and set the gap to your preference.

Stop by     www.rakoinc.com     for a quick tour of our recent repair activities

As  Always,  we are here to get you going,  on your way,  Again ! ~~~

Call – Txt   316 – 214 - 8100     OR email     rakoinc@cox.net

to schedule your appointment

    rakoinc@cox.net  

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Kiwa    DOOSON    Seiki
                                       
Age: 2005

Date Of Service: Dec – 2015

Location: Kansas

Service Request  -- Excessive Oil Leak  -- Turcite Replacement

          Rebuild 4th Axis Rotary Table

This is a typical Rotary Table used on 20 – 30” Cube Machining Centers

The Hydraulic Clamping Ring and Seals Develop Leaks and needs to be rebuilt.

Having a Complete Machine Shop, Repairs Can Be Completed Quickly. In this case,  the NEW Turcite needs to be machined to match the Cover Plate Bearing Surface. Please Note; a 1 Piece Section Of Turcite Was Used, replacing the multi sections, supplied by the manufacturer. The 1 Piece Section Has a Much Longer Life Expectancy.

Should you have a urgent Service Need Please send pictures  txt 
316 – 214 – 8100 or email to rakoinc@cox.net for a quick response. We may have completed a like type of project in the recent past, and get you an estimate right over the phone. Please note your zip code or city state for a
Time Zone reference.
www.RAKOInc.com    Provides Quality

RELIABLE  Repair Services For

Obsolete    Metal Working   Machinery

and Provides OBSOLETE Repaired Parts along the way.

Obsolete – Older - Modern - Foreign - Domestic – All Welcomed !

Fabrication  Equipment    --    Press Brakes  --  Shears  –  Rolls  --  Iron Workers  

Metal Turning Equipment   –   Lathes  –  VTL’s  -- Boring Mills --  Chip Making Stuff

Quick Help Roger @  316 – 214 – 8100 Cell cstz     rakoinc@cox.net  

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FADAL  VMC   20 / 40

Age: 1998

Date: Dec - 2015

Location: South Central Kansas

Spindle Replacement      Spindle Taper  Cat 40

The customer is also considering TURCITE Replacement on the X & Y Axis Ways, and Lube enhancement on Y axis. A BIJUR lubrication update to increase the
oil flow to the X – Y axis

Been completed. The enhanced lubrication flow should extend the turcite life considerably.

www.TRIWAYLube.com  is in use to extend the life of the existing Turcite. Triway Lube can extend turcite life for several years, if the product reaches the turcite zone.

Please follow the triway lube link and be informed of what Triway Lube can do for you. It may extend the turcite life an additional 2 – 3 years.

RELIABLE  Repair Services For

Obsolete  Metal Working Machinery  &  Equipment  

Need Help ?  Call Roger @  316 – 214 - 8100 TxT         rakoinc@cox.net

To help facilitate your service request, please txt  316 – 214 - 8100
or rakoinc@cox.net many pictures of the machine in need of service and the effected work area, we probably can provide an estimate over the phone. Please include your ZIP Code or City State to validate your location for time
zone reference.

A MANY Thanks  to our national customers for entrusting us to provide
Reliable Service To The Many ONE of a Kind Machines. We are VERY
effective Within a 1000 mile radius of Wichita KS 67060, as well as the
southern half of the USA.

~~~  As  Always,  we are here to get you going,  on your way,  Again ! ~~~

4  Quick Help  J   Roger  @   Cell  316 – 214 – 8100 cstz      rakoinc@cox.net  

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Sunrise  (Taiwanese)  185 Ton  Iron Worker

Age: New 2014

Location: Springfield  MO

Date of Service: 1  -  16

Service Request,

               Flat Shear Blade Rotation To a New Cutting Edge
Commonly Known As Blade Flipping.

Easy To Service  –  A Well Built Brand 

NEW  or OLD   RAKO Inc provides service for All Brands and Types of Iron Workers.

To help facilitate your service request, please txt   316 – 214 - 8100  or email rakoinc@cox.net  several pictures of the machine in need of service, and the effected work area, we probably can provide an estimate over the phone. Please include your ZIP Code or City State  to validate your location for travel rates.

A MANY Thanks  to our national customers for entrusting us to provide
Reliable Service To The  Many ONE of a Kind Machines. We are VERY effective Within a 1000 mile radius of Wichita KS 67060, as well as the southern half of the USA

RAKO Inc does carry some HOLDDOWN Repair Parts for the Cincinnati Shears 1/8” – 3/16” – ¼” should you have an emergency oil leak on the hold downs. When leakage occurs the material tends to skew during the cutting action.

As  Always,  we are here to get you going,  on your way,  Again ! ~~~

4  Service  Roger  @   316 – 214 – 8100  cstz  rakoinc@cox.net

  

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LUCAS Boring Mill 4 “ Bar 40 Taper Pendant Controlled

Location: Walnut Ridge Arkansas

Date of Service:  December  2015

Age:  New About 1967    Has Provided 50 Years of Reliable Service

Problem:  Gear Change and Proper Gear Range Selection.

           Some Electrical Issues For Shift Confirmation
Broken Shifter Finger Not Correctly Positioning Gear Cluster
Replaced Poorly Functioning Pneumatic Controls For Better Pressure Control.

Having Problems with your Boring Mills?  Email pictures to    and describe the issue at hand. Please include your ZIP or City State to help us serve you better.

Our 50 x 2 =  100 years of combined experience can shed some insight for solutions to your problem. In MOST cases we have previous experience into or have repaired your issue at hand. Our fully equipped repair center can help get your machine back on line quickly. We are very effective in a 1000 + mile radius of Wichita KS ZIP 67277. Check google maps using ZIP 67277 for our general home base location.

Yes, we receive many inquiries, How do you know how to fix all of these OBSOLETE Machines – it is a natural talent and understanding of how older reliable metal working machinery operates. Weather your address is down the street or across the miles our skills are at home solving your obsolete metal working machinery’s problems. There are times when the original manufacturer will refer RAKO Inc.com
To evaluate your problem(s).

Maybe we will see you, in the near future.

As  Always,  we are here to get you going,  on your way,  Again ! ~~~
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Kearney & Trecker Horizontal Milling Machine

Location: Western Kansas

Model    S 307  Horizontal   A METRIC Machine

           YOM     New About 1970  45+ Years of Effective Service

Issue At Hand;

     Table traverse Extremely Difficult

Failed Bearing on the Lead Screw Nuts as pictured (Prior incorrect bearing installed). Machine & Table Lube system malfunctioning adding to the issues at hand. Replaced the hydraulic suction line and strainer to knee pump. Install new BIJUR restrictors to the table way points – updated sizes for better lube volume.
Made NEW Metric Lead Screw Nuts and installed proper lead screw thrust bearings.

If you are experiencing difficulties with your heavy mill, email us a picture(s) of the machine and a note with your city or ZIP regarding the issues at hand, and let our combined 100 years of experience evaluate your problem for corrective action. We are very effective in a 1000 mile radius of Wichita KS ZIP 67277. Our FULLY Equipped Repair Facility can help reduce your down time.

Yes, we receive many inquiries, How do you know how to fix all of these OBSOLETE Machines – it is a natural talent and understanding of how older reliable metal working machinery operates. Weather your address is down the street or across the miles our skills are at home solving your obsolete metal working machinery’s problems. There are times when the original manufacturer will refer RAKO Inc.com
To evaluate your problem(s).

Maybe we will see you, in the near future.

As  Always,  we are here to get you going,  on your way,  Again ! ~~~

   Cell 316 – 214 - 8100

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Chicago D&K Back Geared Press Brake 235 Ton

Location: Wichita KS

Date: Service September 2015

Machine: Chicago D & K Back Geared Press Brake 235 Ton  New in 1949 age 65+ years and still going strong

Activity: Brake Band Replacement – Updated Linkage

Note: Relied Upon,  For Daily Operation’s & Profits

RAKO Inc can keep your  mechanical   Clutches  and  Brakes   Operating   SMOOTHLY   for years to come

Our customers with OLDER Equipment have recognized www.rakoinc.com  to be an OASIS of Reliability keeping their equipment operating during Thick & Thin, from around the corner to across the nation. All it takes is  $$$$$$ and we are on the way.

Email us a picture of the problem area and we can give you an estimate, right away. Most likely, we are familiar with your
problem, and may have completed one like it recently.

Is your CROWN in the Upper RAM Worn causing Bending Issues?   Call to discuss our Repair Process

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Wysong Shear New in the 1960’s  about 50+ years of trouble free operation

Location: Topeka  KS

Date: Service  October  2015

Machine: Wysong Mechanical Shear  1410   14 Gage  10 Foot

Service Needs: Blade Flip and Other Mechanical Repair Updates as listed below
Updated the  Machine to a Grease Lubricated System
Flywheel and Input Shaft Taper Damage -- Repaired

Activity Description: RAKO Inc Shop Services were utilized To Reduce Down Time And Meet The Customers Budget  Desires. The Small Factory Nut Was Not Able To Properly Contain The Flywheel To The Input Shaft, Causing The Taper Failure. As Noted In The Pictures, An Oversized Nut With Setting Studs Was Made To Securely Attach The Flywheel To The Input Shaft. Other issues noted, was a NOISEY Clutch (clicking Sound). This is Caused, because the Clutch Does NOT DISENGAGE Completely. As a General Rule, The Brake Setting Is NOT In Agreement With The Clutch Throwout Cam. This is a Tricky Adjustment, to Achieve a QUIET Machine. If the Clicking Noise Continues Over A LONG Period Of Time, the Clutch Engagement Teeth may Become Rounded, And therefore may Require A NEW Clutch Pack.

If your machine is making a clicking sound, Maybe it is time to Schedule ON Site Service from www.rakoinc.com

From the Heating & Air Shop, to the Light – Heavy Fabrication Shop, We Can Keep Your Yesterday’s and Modern

Mechanical Press Brakes & Shears Cutting & Bending For Time To Come.   ---     Cell 316 – 214 - 8100

From around the corner to across the nation – We are here to Get You On Your Way Again.

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Cincinnati Mechanical Shear
New in the 1950’s - Operated Daily

Location: St Louis MO

Date: Service September 2015

Machine: Cincinnati Mechanical Shear New in the early 1950’s age 60+ years of trouble free operation

Activity: Blade Flip on a Cincinnati Shear and Adjusted the CROWN of the Cutting RAM

Note: The Factory Supports these machines and had shims and other needed parts in stock.

We Have Solutions For Pain Relief

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Cincinnati 10 – 10 Shear
New in the 1960’s

Install New Seals In The Hold Downs

Adjust Brake

Change Gear Case Lube

We Have Solutions For Pain Relief

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Turcite Replacement on FADAL Table and Saddle
 With  Additional Lube Lines For Extended Turcite Life

 

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CNC Lathe Repair

Leadwell 1980’s Model   35 Years Of Daily Operations

Servo Drive Overload Alarms  --  Found Broken Cable

Turret Indexing Upgraded With A Inverter Drive

As Always,  We Strive To Keep Your Yesterday’s Machines Going And Going 

We Have   NEVER Encountered    A Machine  TOO OLD  To Repair

If You Have Electrical Issues,  and Need Help   --  Give Us A TRY

Let RAKO Inc Turn Your Machine Repair Frustrations Into Happiness

 

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CNC Lathe Repair

Leadwell 1980’s Model   35 Years Of Daily Operations

Servo Drive Overload Alarms  --  Found Broken Cable

Turret Indexing Upgraded With A Inverter Drive

As Always,  We Strive To Keep Your Yesterday’s Machines Going And Going 

We Have   NEVER Encountered    A Machine  TOO OLD  To Repair

If You Have Electrical Issues,  and Need Help   --  Give Us A TRY

Let RAKO Inc Turn Your Machine Repair Frustrations Into Happiness

 

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Lodge & Shipley Engine Lathe 1970 Vintage
used in Daily Service

Sheared Drive Key On Intermediate Shaft.

Repaired Gear Bore And Keyway.

Clutch / Brake Adjustments

Hydraulic Pressure Check To Validate Gear Shifting

Machine Returned To Service In 1 Day !!

Centrally  Located in Wichita KS To Serve You Best

YES!  We Have Our Stand By Machine Shop To Make Repairs Quickly


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Cincinnati Gilbert
5 1/2” Spindle with 50 Taper

Problem:
Lubrication Failure – then caused Turcite Failure

Malfunctioning Lube Pump – Broken Lube Lines – Plugged Injectors – Elevated Serious Wear To The Turcite.

The BOND Line To The Turcite Was also Failing.

With The Elevated OVERLOAD Due To The Lack Of Lubrication The Electrical Drives Failed As Well.

One Ball Screw Failure Was Another Contributing Factor As Well.
Repairs Conducted

A NEW NEWALL DRO Was Installed During Repair Assembly

A New Ball Screw Installed

New Way Wipers A NEW Lube Pump – Lube Metering Injectors – Plumbing Installed.

Electrical Wiring Update

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Phone: 316-522-8100
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