At Besser, we understand the importance of preserving your investments. One cost-effective way to extend your equipment’s life is by having it rebuilt. Besser offers rebuilding services that will improve the machine’s dependability and the quality of end products while increasing productivity and lowering production and operating costs.
Besser has amassed decades of experience performing this service for producers around the globe. All are extremely pleased with the performance of their equipment following the rebuild. Regardless of the piece of equipment the first step in the process is assessment. When rebuilding a machine in the field, a Besser technical service representative evaluates the machine with the operator and/or maintenance supervisor to identify which components need to be replaced. These components are ordered and the service technician assists with the rebuild.
Tom LaVigne, Besser Technical Service Representative, traveled to Calstone’s plant in Sunnyvale, California, to rebuild their 40-year-old Besser V3-12 Vibrapac®. Calstone’s General Manager, Eric Owens, is very happy with the results and the performance of the V3-12. “The machine is running smoother than ever. [Tom] was great with the technical support questions we had for him about the V3-12 as well as other things. He taught our crew some new tricks they didn’t know; our crew ate up his knowledge and so did I. “
Besser Certified Reconditioning is performed at a Besser facility. The machine is completely disassembled in order to assess its actual condition and determine what actions need to be taken to improve the life of the equipment. Depending upon the results, the parts of the machine are cleaned, repaired or replaced before the machine is reassembled. As the machine is reassembled refinements are made so that it operates at optimum levels once re-commissioned. Each step is essential to the entire process and precautions are taken to ensure that each step is carried out correctly.
In 2012 Snyder Concrete Products in Columbus, Ohio, purchased an Ultrapac® that was stored outside in the southwest for nearly five years. Snyder shipped the machine to Besser in Alpena, Michigan, a full evaluation of the machine’s condition was made and a recommendation proposed for how to proceed with the reconditioning. Brian Siegert, Operations Manager of Masonry/Hardscape, stated that the process was a challenge embraced by the entire production team. “Our assemblers, who have many years of experience building new machines took this old machine apart and saw that it was being held together by tack welds and repairs made on the fly. We used a combination of new and existing parts to recondition the Ultrapac which was cycled before receiving a fresh paint job,” shared Brian. The Ultrapac is set to ship to Snyder later this fall.