July Newsletter 2021July 20, 2021
PGC Digital Cutting: An advanced converting technology platform with robust engineering and automation capabilities.
As a leading manufacturer of cutting/converting solutions for over 70 years, PGC has been developing digital cutting technology for two decades. Today, PGC has several defined platforms that include a wide range of both equipment and contract manufacturing solutions. Our digital cutting systems now have streamlined production processes, including a user-friendly interface that ensures simple, efficient operation and high productivity, while providing relevant data on performance.
Digital cutting eliminates dies and allows manufacturing directly from “art to part.” An oscillating knife cuts through material held in place by a powerful vacuum, eliminating the need for large format presses and dies.
PGC COO John Bower, is known for “making things happen.” The growth of his manufacturing, engineering and prototyping business along with his leadership at work and within the community makes him an important member of the team.
John’s success lies in his ability to provide progressive solutions to customers, while continually checking in with his employees. Steve Hanson, Co-CEO and Owner of PGC said, “John understands supply chain relationships and how employees impact trust and confidence of our customers regarding the products they purchase. It’s why we call him our Vice President of Relationship Vitality; he combines communication with innovation to proactively help our customers and employees.”
One of PGC’s customers offers efficient solutions for factory and process automation applications. An area they specialize in are human-machine interface products and RFID technology. With PGC’s years of experience and we were able to help our customer find the correct sealing solution for their part.
PGC was asked to provide two water-tight and environmental seals for a hand-held RFID scanning device. Both seals needed to be able to seal to IP67 and had to hold up to shock and vibration per MIL-STD-810G. One seal was for holding an acrylic window to a PC/ABS housing and the other was for holding a glass LCD screen to the same PC/ABS housing. The real challenge came from selecting the right thickness of VHB, selecting the correct release liner and determining which side the factory liner would be on.