AboutAutomatics & Machinery Co, Inc.
Since 1989, customers have relied on A&M expertise and assistance when locating and acquiring the right machine to meet their requirements. We buy, sell, consign, auction and appraise machine tools and peripheral equipment. Our used precision machines produce parts of the highest quality and tolerance. All machines are checked out in our warehouse or at their current location. We are a major bank resale center for end-of-lease and repossessed machines, and enjoy relationships with a variety of financing providers, OEM’s and major machine manufacturers.
A&M furnishes CNC Swiss Screw Machines, CNC Turning and Machining Centers, Bar Feed Equipment, CAM Screw Machines, and other general machine tools. Our specialty is CNC Swiss-type turning, from basic to multi-axis, with hydraulic or magazine-type bar feeds and related accessories. Incorporating high tolerance production methods developed for the Swiss precision watch industry, CNC turning is the most accurate bar machining method available for producing:
- long parts having protracted length to diameter ratios
- high-tolerance specifications
- complex multi-featured parts
The History: Between 1980 and 1983, Steven Beck was a computer software specialist with Burroughs Corporation. Coming from the support and installation side of manufacturing software and a member of APICS (American Productions and Inventory Control Society), Beck was given a chance to move into sales in the secondhand machine tools business.
During the following 6-1/2 years, Steve was associated with a large used machinery dealership in California. As the economy emerged from recession, this association offered tremendous prospects.
CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machinery was in its infancy. With Steve’s background in the computer field, two opportunities were identified. The CNC turning machine was becoming both affordable and easily operated, and the production levels of cam operated screw machines were in growing demand. He concentrated on single and multiple spindle screw machines and the new field of CNC Swiss-type (sliding headstock) automatic lathes.