At their Wrexham facility, Exopack Advanced Coatings has recently introduced an advanced Automatic Core Cutter to its production facility to complement the company’s existing state of the art capabilities. The purpose of the Core Cutter is to provide accurately cut-to-length cores, from higher density cores that minimise contamination due to dust or cutting debris.
The new core cutter features a programmable controller that allows the operator to set the size and number of cores to be cut. The operator simply feeds cores to the machine which are then cut automatically to a much higher tolerance that would be achievable by traditional manual measurement.
The new cutting method, in which the blade remains static while the core rotates, results in a smooth polished appearance to the cut surface. This has the benefit of significantly reducing dust and core debris common to more traditional core cutters. Most of Exopack Advanced Coatings’ customers are now EN 1385 registered, which means that the inclusion of debris, dust and other particulates are prohibited in products.
This new capability will give our customers the confidence they will need to meet the standard, and will also contribute less to the customers background particle count, which must be measured and recorded.
The core cutter enables Exopack Advanced Coatings to offer a wider range of core types to their customers which includes compressed fibre and medical grade cores.
Should the demand arise, the machine can be easily upgraded to allow the cutting of plastic cores.
An added advantage is the fact that Exopack Advanced Coatings can cut cores to any length on demand and no longer needs to store high levels of pre-cut cores from its suppliers. This ‘just-in-time’ approach reduces lead times for customers and provides them extra flexibility.
Exopack Advanced Coatings welcomes this new facility. The superior cut quality assures customers with EN 1385 that our products will meet their strict requirements for particulate inclusion and the ability to cut ‘just-in-time’ provides maximum flexibility and response to customers in a rapidly changing market place.
If you are interested in finding out more about Exopack Advanced Coatings’ Core Cutter, please contact us by email at email@example.com or call us on 01978 660241.