FactoryMation strives to offer a one-stop-shop for companies large and small so they can spend less time shopping and more time on their application. With that in mind, it is no surprise that FactoryMation’s wide selection of product was chosen when a leading aerospace parts manufacturer needed to refurbish an old hem saw.
In business since 1946, this manufacturer’s aerospace division services the aerospace industry with everything from high-quality bearings to sealing solutions. This company has a reputation recognized around the world for their supply of superior components found throughout the aerospace industry. Their highly-qualified teams work to uphold that reputation, and this includes the team at their modern aerospace manufacturing facility in Downer’s Grove, Illinois.
With the construction of their new 250,000 square-ft. state-of-the-art facility, the aerospace division started the process of stocking the facility with new machines and moving existing equipment. This is when the maintenance department considered the unfortunate state of one of their hem saws. The saw, integral in the process of cutting bar stock to ultimately become high-precision bearings, was in terrible condition. “The saw was constantly breaking down, the switches were broken, the cable harnesses were worn out,” recalls Maintenance Manager Thor Madden. There was a lot of work to be done to bring the saw up to a reliable condition, but the maintenance department had the man for the job. Technician Marek Kisielewski, an employee at the aerospace division for two years, oversaw the project. He “is a very talented guy,” Madden explains. Kisielewski is also described as being “frugal,” wanting “to be a good value,” and “spending money like it’s his own.” With those qualities in mind, Marek turned to a name he was familiar with from previous work to find parts he knew were high-quality and at a competitive value: FactoryMation.
Madden was impressed by what his knowledgeable maintenance technician showed him: An easy-to-search and easy-to-comprehend web store. “I’m actually really impressed” Madden has to say regarding his online shopping with FactoryMation. “It’s really simple and easy to see what you’re looking at. You’ve got [information] written in common sense English.” Kisielewski found all the parts they needed to update the saw on FactoryMation’s website and Madden ordered them for the project to begin in March of 2018.
The results were a fast delivery, great price, and subsequent quick update to their existing hem saw to bring it up to high-tech speed and reliability. The skilled work of Marek Kisielewski paired with the supply from FactoryMation concluded with a flawless installation with no problems or replacement parts required. The refurbished hem saw has been in operation cutting bar stock and creating high-quality precision bearings ever since and without the constant break-downs of the past. He’s “a very talented guy,” Thor Madden had to say of Marek. As for FactoryMation, he says, “for the selection that you have you guys are great. You have great pricing and I can see why Marek likes you guys.”