45 + Years of Reliable Service - Keeping  the  American  “ICON’S”  of  Yesterday  going beyond  the  FUTURE

Recent Work Activities - 2015
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NARDINI Engine Lathe Carriage Repairs

Safety Interlock Failure. Unable to Engage feeds OR use Rapids

Electrical Wiring In Shambles. Frequent Electrical Issues

Cable Carrier used as a Ladder – Disconnecting From Carriage

We FIX / REPAIR Any Brand Of Lathe OLD OR MODERN

Inch -- Metric All The Same To Us.

Contact Us About YOUR Problem !! (email)

Cell   316 - 214 – 8100  cstz 

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Landis Grinder Headstock Lubrication Pump Repair

Another American Icon

New in the 1970’s   45 Years Of Reliable Service
And Ready For Another 45 Years 

Seal Failure Causing Low Oil Pressure / Machine Malfunction

This pump being obsolete would require major adapting.

Most American Grinders Have Sleeve Bearings That REQUIRE
Constant Pressure Lubrication. When The Lubrication Stops, So Does The Spindle.

A Pressure Gauge Was Incorporated For Monitoring.

This Grinder Is Critical To The Customer’s Parts Delivery.

Obsolete Machines &  Parts  Repairs  Are Our Specialty.
Yes,  We Customize DRO Installation(s)  Per Application.
Light Rotary Oil / Gas / Water Drilling Rig Parts Maker

Cell   316 - 214 – 8100  cstz 

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Petro Chemical

Flow Control  Adjusting Screw




Mattison Grinder Spindle Bearing Repairs

Machine Capacity   36”  x  120”   New 1950’s

Spindle Lube Pump Failure

 Spindle Bearing Removed To Polish

Oil Porting Inspected & Verified

Pressure Gauge Added For Operator Monitoring

Mid Central  USA  Location

We Have Solutions For Pain Relief

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J & L Turret Lathe Carriage Repairs

            Problem:

Feed Rod Gear Case Gear Key Failed
No Feeds On The Carriage

Apron Removed – Gear Box Disassembled
Feed Drive Gear ID Built Up
A NEW Internal Keyway Established
New Lube Metering Oilers Installed
X  –  Z  Clutch Tension Adjusted

A 65 Year Old Machine Ready For Another 65

Project Completed in 5 Days

RAKO has a P&W Slotter to do Internal Keyways

Got Problems ??   --   We Have  Solutions

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Cincinnati Shear

Blades Flipped And Gapped

Added An Operator Selectable Way Oiler Switch

For Improved Ram Slideway Lubrication.

Additional Lube Freed Up The Sticky Cutting Head

Kansas Location   Repeating Customer  Since 2004

We Have Solutions For Pain Relief

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Cincinnati Shear repair Model 1810

Location:              Kansas

Machine Age:       New  1965    50+ Years Of Reliable Service

Service Date:       8 – 16

Service request

         Noisy Clicking  ( Knocking)  Clutch

         Clutch Teeth Worn To Negative Engagement Angle

         Incorrect Clutch Timing

         Leaky Hold Downs

         Poor Hold Down Pressure

         Broken Pressure Clamp Stud

         Bearing Failure In Main Gear Case

         Failing Bronze Bull Gear Bushing

         Flipp Blades To New Cutting Edge

         Set Blade Gap Per Customers Request

         Install Factory Blade Shims To Bed Level

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

Needing Service ??  Call Now !  Roger A Knight  CELL: 316-214-8100 TxT

 

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Mechanical Grease Seal Repair Job

Mattison   36  x 120   Surface Grinder Spindle Bearing Repairs

             Problem
 Spindle Stoppage:    Lack of Lubrication To Bearing  –  Pump Failure

             Rebuilt Pump --  Polished Bearing ID  --  Set Bearing Oil Clearance  

             Added Remote Pressure Gauge For Operator Monitoring

             Machine Test Cycled  --  And Returned To Service

             Midwest Location         Project Completed in 4 Days

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    PULLMAX  Angle Roll  P 31

Machines Sold Between 1970 thru 1985  
35 + Years Old and Ready To Go Another 35
3” x  3” x  3/8  Angle Capacity

Lighted Dials And NEW Tape

Updated Roll Positioning Dials With LED Lighting
Is Your Machine Needing This?

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Pendant Control

Upgraded to a Single Hand Held Operator Pendant
With a Friendly FLEX Cord And Holder
Easy Single Hand Operation

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Third Gear Drive Upgrade

New Friction Disc(s) Made
4 Bolts Added To Better Control The Adjust Pressure

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Unreliable Bottom Roll Adjustment

 Poor Piston Design -- Seals leaked –  Hydraulic Roll Adjustment Unreliable

 Designed Upgraded Pistons With a Popular U Cup And Seals

 Are You Ready These Upgrades ??   SEND Us Your Cylinders For Repair

 We Can Also Supply The 45 Degree Slip Clutch Linings For The Top Roll Drive

 Have Angle Roll Problems  Give Us a  Call    316 – 522 – 8200  cstz

 Maybe We Can Help

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Is Your Machine Needing  Repair(s) ??

 Roger A Knight  CELL: 316-214-8100  cstz

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    Allegheny Commercial Strip
              Paper Shredder

Project Overview

Broken - Damaged Cutters Replaced
75 HP Main Motor
Midwest Location
Quick Turn Around
A Smooth Flowing Project
Project Completed for the first
Shift Monday Morning

We Have Solutions For Pain Relief

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    Blanchard Ginder Repair

Magnetic Chuck Power Supply   And   Down Feed Motor Repairs

Machine Used Daily Doing The Finish Operation Prior Part Shipment

An Oldie But Goodie 75 Years Old and Going Strong   

RAKO Can Keep Your Precious Vintage Machines Going Into The Future

 
We Have Solutions For Pain Relief

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    Vintage Plate Roll Repairs

Vintage Plate Roll Repairs

Gear Reduction Power

Shaft Replaced

Lower Babbit Bearing Replaced with Lifetime Alloy Bronze

 
We Have Solutions For Pain Relief

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    Baleigh Lathe   ---  Carriage Repairs

Problem:
-Broken Rapid Traverse Intermediate Gear
-Machine 1 Year Old  --  NO Factory  Repair Parts Found
-RAKO Inc Supplies  A Custom Made Gear To Complete Project
-A Field Tear Down – Shop Repaired – And Field Assembled   --  To -Get The Customer On His Way Again.
-Foreign  or  Domestic  –   OLD - Vintage   or   New
-LARGE or small ---  we fix them ALL
-GOT Problems ?   
We Have Solutions For Pain Relief

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Mechanical Grease Seal Repair Job

Another ONE of a Kind Our Specialty

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Hardinge Collet Closer Rebuild

        New Latch Spring
        New Thrust Bearing
        From  Aerospace R&D Tooling





Willis Solberga Radial Drill Clutch Finger Repair Job

 Made NEW Replacement Fingers that activate the Spindle Clutch

 A normal everyday  NO BRAINER  job  for RAKO

 Import or Domestic we do em ALL




Cincinnati Shear CLUTCH Repair

Clutch Failure Traced To A Failed Brass Bushing

-½” Capacity Shear Unable To Complete Cut Prior Repairs
-Notice the Clutch Engagement Teeth Build Up For Machining
-Our CAD Services Confirms Correct Contact Teeth Position(s)
-The Machining Process Confirms Original Geometry
-Mated Clutch Jaws Matched To Confirm Teeth Engagement
-New Bronze Bushing Installed With Updated Oil Groves
-Quick Turn Around – Machine Productive Again – Happy Repeat Customer
-The Machine 70+ Years Old -- And May Go Another 70 With Proper Care

Are you ready to contact RAKO Inc about your Machine Issue ?
Roger A Knight CELL: 316 – 214 - 8100 cstz

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Wysong 10 Gauge
50” Cut Power Shear

Blade Flip / Change 
Completed in 1 Day

Aerospace R&D Facility

A Repeating Customer  since 2005

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Monarch Engine lathe Clutch Repairs

One of America’s Machine Tool Icons

These types of  REPAIRS
are our Specialty


This lathe good for another 70 Years
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Cincinnati Mechanical Shear    

1940’s Vintage  10 Gauge 10’ Shear Blade Flip and Gap Setting

Small Progressive Minded Job Shop           

A Repeating Customer


   


BULLARD 46” Dynatrol

Pendent Repair(s)

Machine New  1968

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3/16" Hydraulically Operated Metal Shear Service
Hydraulic Cylinder(s) Seal(s) Replacement
Blade Change & Gap Set
Very Reliable Machine and Used Daily
Serviced by RAKO Inc for 10+ Years



Amada Turret Punch Hydraulic Repairs and other related maintenance.

This machine has over 25 MILLION punching cycles per controller to date.

This Machine is 25 years old  and going strong. Common Repair parts next DAY !!

Got Problems?  Maybe RAKO Inc can HELP !!   CALL  Roger A Knight  CELL: 316-214-8100 cstz or TxT






American Pacemaker Carriage Repairs

RAKO Inc has many years of experience doing  LARGE  engine lathe repairs on ALL BRANDS.

We are the ONLY KNOWN machine tool service repair company that is shop supported with late model CNC equipment to produce repair parts as needed, quickly.  GOT ISSUES ? Call RAKO Inc @  316-522-8200 cstz office or CELL 316 – 214 – 8100 cstz  Roger A Knight  

 
   



SUMMIT Radial Drill - 20" Column with 8 Foot Arm  Clutch Repairs  New 1978

A SUMMIT Radial Drill with a 20" Column and 8 Foot Arm
was lacking positive power to the SPINDLE to turn the drills.

The Forward and Reverse Clutch had broken an adjust lock pin and allowed
the CLUTCHES to Unwind and NOT provide Power to the spindle.

The CLUTCH YOKE SHOES had Significant wear that warranted NEW YOKE SHOES.

RAKO's master shop make the required repair parts and the machine was up running in two days.




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Shear Blade Change

HTC Shear  3/8 Capacity   New Mid 1980's

Service Work  Mechanica
Blade Change
Blade Clearance Adjustment(s)
Installed New "O" Ring(s) and Piston Seals in the Hold Down Cylinders

Changed Hydraulic Fluid / Filter

Validated Hydraulic System Pressure

Greased Machine

Advised Of Upcoming Backgage Accuracy Issues For Maintenance Budget Planning

 

 

Service Work  Electrical

Electrical Foot Switch Repairs  --  Problems Invented by a prior Service Repair Co

Restored the Foot Switch Operations TO:  

ADVANCE - HOLD - RETRACT (Inch Mode)

Now the machine Can Do CORNER NOTCHING  or
Known As Cutting Into AN INSIDE  CORNER

Operator Test Cycled Machine for Operational Readiness and Replied

This Machine has NEVER Operated This SMOOTHLY BEFORE!!

Customer Scheduled An ANNUAL Service Maintenance Appointment.

Is your Machine Ready for some TLC?




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TSUDOKOMA 20" 4th AXIS Rotary Table

Problem:   Turcite Wear Lining Failed  (Green Circular Area)

The TSUDOKOMA 20" rotary table from a DOOSAN HMC was in need of repairs.
The coolants and acidic contamination(s)

had loosened the bond line holding the wear strip in place.
The oxidation of rust had caused an abrasive top wear surface

that impacted the turcite. The in-house support services renewed the
outer mating surface of the TSUDOKOMA Rotary table top cap

And the amount of removal was added to the thickness of the turcite and a
ZERO SUM total was achieved and NO ALTERATION(S)of shimming occurred.

This project is another example of the UNIQUE PROJECTS that are a NATURAL
FIT to the SKILLS and CAPABILITIES of RAKO Inc. -- Wichita KS USA

Our  VERSATILITIES  and  SKILLS  makes CHALLENGING JOBS an Easy day Project.



   


A) A field job Servicing Large heavy Duty American Pacemaker Engine Lathe
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B) Cincinnati Grinder Modification
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C) Power Drive Gear Box Rebuild
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D) Kuraki Taper Attachment Rebuild
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RAKO Inc
6960 S Broadway
Wichita  KS 67060
Phone: 316-522-8100
Fax: 316-522-9500