“When we first saw the equipment it looked pretty ugly and, since oils retain odors, the feeds just reeked of smoke,” said COE Service Manager John Kwiatkowski. “However, the ServoMaster feeds feature a modular design and robust construction, so we were confident it made sense to refurbish rather than replace.”
COE began the restoration process by power washing with a special cleaning agent to eliminate the odor. Next began the mechanical and control repairs. Coe provided a full mechanical rebuild based on their inspection of the feeds, and a new electrical system on both machines, including an upgrade to the most recent ServoMaster Touch Controller. Cosmetically, the equipment was sanded down and repainted to make the servo feeds look like new.
“We couldn’t believe how good these machines looked when they came back to us,” said Viking’s owner Steve Schwenn. “This has been a challenging situation for Viking, so we really appreciate having a partner like COE to help us get back up and running production again.”
COE Press Equipment has an experienced service team that provides new equipment installation support, production issue troubleshooting, preventative maintenance, equipment repairs and rebuilds as well as making recommendations for reconditioned coil feed lines, replacements and upgrades. For more information on COE’s service offerings,