Dennis Marak

Owner of M&E Machine and Equipment Rebuild LLC.

Started his career in Die Casting in 1976 with Kuhlman Die Casting in Monroe City, MO in the Furnace Department.

Then moving to the Die Casting Department and Plant Maintenance until relocating to Rutherfordton, NC in 1988 to work at Aallied Die casting.

Dennis started M&E in 1997 while still working at Aallied, troubleshooting and maintaining equipment.

After 22 years in Die casting, Dennis transitioned into full-time, self-employed ownership of M&E where he has remained successful for more than 12 years.

M&E offers many new and used options for your equipment needs, including our used or rebuilt equipment exchange program, so give M&E a call at (828) 286-1477 today.

M&E Services

  Equipment Rebuild
  • Ladlers
  • Reciprocators
  • Extractors
  • Trim Presses
  Hydraulics
  • Hose & Fittings
  • Cylinder Repair
  • Custom Cylinders
  • Pumps & Valves
  Custom Equipment
  • Dry Lube Dispenser
  • Dry Lube Delivery Cyl.
  • Die Spray Proportioning
  • Die Spray Reclaimers
  Mechanical Parts
  • Spur Gears
  • Shafts - Pins
  • Gearboxes
  • Counter Balance Arms
  • Ladler Arms
  Electronic Parts
  • Encoders
  • DC Motors
  • AC Motors
  • Limit Switches
  Welding Fabrication
  • Acetylene
  • Arc Welding
  • MIG Welding
  • TIG Welding

New Control Panels

M&E developed Control Panel runs the Rimrock 305 Ladler & 310 Reciprocator

machine equipment rebuild

The equipment is control by an Allen Bradley Compact Logix Processor with an Allen Bradley Panel View Plus 1000 Touch Screen to set all parameters, look at positions, trouble shoot problems and set recipes. No more paying of expensive OEM prices for replacement parts.

All of M&E's Control Panel component parts are available from
your local electric supply house or an Allen Bradley distributor

— Panel allows Fast and Easy equipment set-up

— Optional Features Available (not listed below)

Reciprocator features:

  • Set reciprocator positions and spray function line by line without jumping from screen to screen
  • Set positions by moving reciprocator to the desired position and pressing enter.
  • Monitor the position and dwell times.
  • Set up to 15 spray positions.
  • Change dwell times in auto.
  • Records faults and keeps time and date to better maintain equipment.
  • De-cell in each position to help eliminate over travel and unnecessary wear on equipment.
  • Accurate and repeatability with in .004" to .006" per position.
  • Monitor the spray solenoids turning on and off.
  • Monitor all limit switches and interlocks turning on and off.
  • Jog screen to move Reciprocator easily to all positions.
  • Set up to 20 different recipes.
  • Troubleshooting made easy. Flag and records all errors.
  • Wiring matches Rimrock for easy connections.
  • Password protected.

Ladler features:

  • Set Ladler arm and dipper from the same screen.
  • Set positions by moving ladler to desired position and pressing enter.
  • Follow positions and dwell times.
  • Continuously checks probes in all positions except dipper fill position. This position is checked when the probes touch the metal. The arm will return to home if any fault is detected.
  • Records faults and keeps time and date to better maintain equipment.
  • De-cell in each position to help eliminate over travel and unnecessary wear on equipment.
  • Monitor all limit switches and interlocks turning on and off.
  • The dipper and arm can move simultaneously, improving movement and cycle time.
  • Arm can move forward when dipper is pouring to eliminate metal spilling.
  • Accurate and repeatability with in .004" to .006" per position.
  • Jog screen to move Ladler easily to all positions.
  • Set up to 20 different recipes.
  • Troubleshooting made easy. Flag and records all errors.
  • Wiring matches Rimrock for easy connections.
  • Password protected.