Category: Pinnacle Converting News

Material Testing

Hot Knife Slitting Blade

Manufacturers across the globe are constantly innovating their process and finding uses for new materials. Part of Pinnacle’s Converting Department is to assist manufacturers in determining how their material reacts when slit to their specific needs. Each year, we test 100’s of different materials and provide suggestions on which cutting method would be most beneficial in reducing waste, increasing production, 

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Common Slitting Methods

Converting Machine Parts, Support and Service

Below is a brief rundown of some of the more common slitting methods. Before you enter into purchasing a converting machine, it is best to determine which slitting method is best for your material. Some methods will cause your material to react differently and can cause frayed edges, stretched material, or other issues that are unwanted for the next step 

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Is Graphene Slitting in the Future?

Everyday new materials are being discovered and utilized in different applications. Recently a new super-material called Graphene has been created and is touted by Science Daily as ” the world’s thinnest, strongest and most conductive material, and has the potential to revolutionize a huge number of diverse applications; from smartphones and ultra-fast broadband to drug delivery and computer chips.”

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Everyday new materials are being discovered and utilized in different applications. Recently a new super-material called Graphene has been created and is touted by Science Daily as ” the world’s thinnest, strongest and most conductive material, and has the potential to revolutionize a huge number of diverse applications; from smartphones and ultra-fast broadband to drug delivery and computer chips.” At this point, patents are being developed 

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Foam Slitting Services and Machinery

Foam is one of the most used materials in the packaging industry. From food packaging to packaging electronics and other fragile items, foam provides an excellent buffer for the shocks and jolts that an item may receive during transport and delivery. On a daily basis, large rolls of foam are produced all over the U.S. and sent to manufacturers and  Read more…

Foam is one of the most used materials in the packaging industry. From food packaging to packaging electronics and other fragile items, foam provides an excellent buffer for the shocks and jolts that an item may receive during transport and delivery. On a daily basis, large rolls of foam are produced all over the U.S. and sent to manufacturers and 

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What is “Slitting?”

Versatile Slitting Machine

A few of you out there who are new to the converting world have asked for explanations regarding several terms used within this industry. Perhaps the most common term that is at question is the term “slitting.” Slitting is a process by which material is cut to a specific width from a “master” or “parent” roll (a larger more difficult 

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5 Essential Steps to Bring Converting In-House.

In today’s economy, it is important to discover ways to save some money and conducting some of the services that you outsource is the best way to do that.

If you are a manufacturer who outsources converting (the process of cutting master rolls of material to 2 or more smaller rolls) services, it could benefit you to begin thinking about the  Read more…

In today’s economy, it is important to discover ways to save some money and conducting some of the services that you outsource is the best way to do that. If you are a manufacturer who outsources converting (the process of cutting master rolls of material to 2 or more smaller rolls) services, it could benefit you to begin thinking about the 

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Tips for Choosing a Converting Machine Builder

Welding

In this economy, it is important to make absolutely sure that your money is spent effectively. Especially when you are evaluating a significant investment for your business. Here are a few things that will help guide you in choosing the right converting machine builder. Customer Service – Sales or service representative availability is key during the purchasing process as well as 

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Pinnacle’s EZ Sheeter Featured in IFAI’s Upholstery Journal

Upholstery Magazine Feature

“The EZ Sheeter sheeting machine from Pinnacle Converting Equipment, Inc. creates rectangles of fabric from rolled materials. The EZ Sheeter conserves floor space and works with fabric widths ranging from 12 inches to 220 inches, and creates sheet lengths from a few inches to hundreds of inches long. Most models can be customized.” Learn more on the EZ Sheeter. 

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Pinnacle Machine Assists in Achieving a DuPont Award!

Packaging World

Breakthrough in dividers is ‘ingenious’ Winning a Gold Award for excellence in innovation and cost reduction was a new breed of divider from ITB. It’s used primarily in the auto industry to ship car components from the plants where they’re made to the assembly plant where all the car parts are assembled into a finished automobile. Among the early users of this 

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Pinnacle Turns 15!

Company-News-Featured

September 16th marked the 15th year that Pinnacle Converting Equipment of Charlotte, NC has been in business! Pinnacle formed in September 1995, following the acquisition of Chip Industries, which had produced custom and standard economical converting equipment since the mid-80’s. Further expansion came with the acquisition of AECO Industries in 1999. AECO had made custom automatic machining and assembly equipment 

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