American Machinist

A manual's best friend. (Casebooks).

MANUAL MACHINES STILL HAVE A place, especially in short-run and prototype work. But some shops, such as Hummel Machine & Tool and Halm Industries Co., aren't always in a position to purchase these types of machines brand new. In such situations, they keep existing equipment running through proper maintenance and servicing.

Both Hummel and Halm rely on Besmer Industries for rebuilding, onsite repair, parts replacement, preventative maintenance, inspection, installation, and setup of manual lathes, milling machines, and drill presses. Tim Besmer Sr., president and CEO of Besmer, who reaches customers within 24 to 48 hr of receiving a repair call, travels with tools and spare parts that commonly wear out on manual mills and lathes. …

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