Gloucester expands bag machine rebuilding business

By Bill Bregar
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: April 23, 2014 10:40 am ET
Updated: April 23, 2014 10:42 am ET

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Companies & Associations Gloucester Engineering Co. Inc.

Gloucester Engineering Co. has expanded its rebuilding and retrofitting of old bag making machines in Gloucester, Mass.

The company now can take a used bottom-seal bag machine of any age, and from any machinery supplier, and upgrade, retrofit and remanufacture it with the latest servo-drive and control package.

The retrofits include a full replacement of hydraulic components with a four-axis servo drive package that controls bag length, shuttle motion, web tension and head travel; a new touch-screen control; new operator controls with remote diagnostics, troubleshooting and recipe storage; refurbished shuttle and idler rollers; replacement of stub shafts and bearings; replacement of guards’ outerboard of side frames on the operator’s side and stripping and recovered rubber rolls, stipped and replactes chrome rolls and refurbished guarding and cabinets.

“Our bag machine rebuilds have always been a popular service that we’ve offered here at Gloucester Engineering,” said Laurent Cros, president of GEC’s Lifetime Support Division. “We’re excited to be able to devote more resources to it now with our enhanced aftermarket division, and we foresee it expanding greatly.”

Tel. 978-282-9200, email marketing@gecextrusion.com.


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Gloucester expands bag machine rebuilding business

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