Better film, faster!
For over 50 years, Gloucester Engineering has
been a global leader in blown film extrusion. You can
count on Gloucester technology today, tomorrow,
and for years to come.
We make your line perform better through
state-of-the-art upgrades, retrofits, components,
and process advice.
Our products are backed by the
best warranties in the industry and
we stock more than 1,700 OEM
Gloucester Engineering has developed a next-generation controller for your blown film line. Whether you are looking to optimize or upgrade your aging equipment, our modular controller can get the most out of your system.
download presentation here: ExtruTouch - Advance Blown Film Control System
Gloucester Engineering’s bubble cooling techniques provide significant performance and production advantage to OEM and existing blown film systems. Our experience, R&D, and innovation provide the highest value and longest running bubble cooling equipment in the industry. Our cutting-edge design will deliver value through higher output, improved thickness uniformity, and better product quality and consistency.
download presentation here: Advanced Film Cooling - UltraCool3 and MultiFlow IBC (ver 04/14/2015)
Gloucester Engineering's winders are among the most advanced in the industry. Our winders deliver precision tension control, forward and reverse winding, taper tension, and taper layon to provide superior control of roll hardness for perfect conformity. Many of our winders have been running for decades so you know our systems are built to last.
Gloucester Engineering had a good sized booth, displaying one of their servo-controlled bag machines, one of their new high-efficiency IBC units (which I was not allowed to photograph, but I can say it is sweet), photos of their blown film equipment, and also a nice display of their newly acquired Pearl Technologies. Gloucester obviously specializes in blown film lines and bag machines, and Pearl specializes in and manufactures downstream equipment such as bubble guides, rollers, spreaders, collapsing tent frames, pre-nip chillers, and airless turning bars (which always require a spreading roll immediately after). The combination of Gloucester and Pearl are obviously complimentary and seems to be a perfect match.
To read the full article by Tom Bezigian, go here.
GEC has developed a high value package solution for upgrading your legacy 100 series Gloucester winders. The rebuild solution is designed to upgrade you entire machine to a like new and re-warrantied electronic and to significantly improve your performance for the faction of a new system purchase. The retrofit program is designed to minimize the disruption to your manufacturing and is done onsite.
- Improved film quality with precision tension control and handling.
- Reduced down time with reliable drives and motors.
- Advanced safety package.
- Easy operation and trouble shooting
- Siemens Electronics and Drive Package
- PLC and Touchscreen HMI
- New Drives and Motors
- Load Cell Tension Control
- Pneumatic Valve and Switch Overhaul
- New Sensors
- Low Torque Safety Manual Mode
- Light Curtains
- CAT 3 Safety PLC
A special thanks to all who stopped by to visit us at NPE 2015 in Orlando, Florida, USA. If you missed the event from March 23 to 27, feel free to check out our show photos found here!
Heritage Bag, one of the largest can liner manufacturers in North America, is a second generation, privately owned business headquartered just outside of Dallas, TX. With over 100 extrusion lines spread between six strategically located plants around the United States, Heritage is the recognized industry leader. Recently, they began construction on a new facility in Roanoke, TX, which will replace its presently outgrown headquarters. The new building will be more efficient as it will house both high-efficiency manufacturing plant as well as the new corporate center in one custom-built 330,000 square foot building.
"Our new plant is really going to be a 'Grand Experiment' for us," says Cray Quinn, VP of Corporate Facilities and Major Projects at Heritage. "We'll use this state-of-the-art facility to test new methods and technologies that will test the limits of what we can do....