CPI’s slitting capabilities include score, shear, razor, single knife and rotary, in widths ranging from 1/8 to 136 inches along with experience in a wide variety of flexible materials. CPI also offers a full-service Quality department performing on-site analysis, certifications and reports to meet a wide array of industry needs.
In 2017, CPI upgraded its high speed, wide-width equipment by installing a new winder with a drive assist unwind. President and founder of CPI Chris Gorenc says, “We had the opportunity to keep our equipment on the leading edge by installing a high speed, wide-width surface winder with a drive assist unwind. There aren’t many contract converters who have the drive assist technology. It gives us an opportunity to work with low tensile materials that need a driven unwind to ensure a quality wound roll.”
But CPI’s work on efficiency didn’t end with just a machine. It went to work on eliminating as much waste in its process as well by implementing and adopting its own version of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). “We started by using whiteboard’s and worked into a more sophisticated database. Regardless of the method, we had to reduce our downtime as much as possible. It is a never-ending process to drive out wasted time and make sure our customers get the best price we can offer,” Gorenc adds.
Continuous improvement is a staple of CPI’s ever-evolving capabilities.
The new surface winder features the following capabilities: total width: 130”; slit widths: 3” to 130”; unwind OD max: 100”; rewind OD max: 72”; drive assist technology; unwind ID’s: 3”, 6”, 6-3/4”, 8”, 10”, 10-5/8”, 12” (others available upon request); rewind ID’s: 3”, 6”, 6-3/4”, 10” (others available upon request); and speeds in excess of 4000 ft. per min.