Peter Gillard & Co. Limited

Alexandra Way, Ashchurch Business Centre , GL20 8NB Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
United Kingdom

Telephone +44 1684 290243
Fax +44 1684 290330
sales@gillardcutting.com

Trade fair hall

  • Hall 16 / C77
 Interactive Plan

Hall map

K 2016 hall map (Hall 16): stand C77

Fairground map

K 2016 fairground map: Hall 16

Contact

Chris Gillard

Executive board/managing director
Business, corporate or plant management

Alexandra Way, Ashchurch Business
GL20 8NB Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Phone
+44 1684 290243

Fax
+44 1684 290330

Email
sales@gillardcutting.com

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.02  Machinery and plant for processing
  • 03.02.001  Extruders and extrusion lines
  • 03.02.001.02  Extrusion lines
  • 03.02.001.02.05  Extrusion lines for pipes and profiles
  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.02  Machinery and plant for processing
  • 03.02.001  Extruders and extrusion lines
  • 03.02.001.02  Extrusion lines
  • 03.02.001.02.08  Extrusion lines for flexible hoses
  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.02  Machinery and plant for processing
  • 03.02.001  Extruders and extrusion lines
  • 03.02.001.02  Extrusion lines
  • 03.02.001.02.09  Extrusion lines for rubber

Extrusion lines for rubber

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.03  Post processing machines and downstream equipment
  • 03.03.005  Winding equipment
  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.10  Parts and components
  • 03.10.006  Machine blades

Our products

Product category: Extrusion lines for pipes and profiles

Advanced downstream equipment for plastic extrusions

We have been specializing in the downstream handling of plastic extrusions since 1968.

Our range of downstream equipment is one of the widest on the market.

We have caterpillar haul-off/puller machines with belt widths from 50 - 300 mm. Belt lengths range from 50 - 1800 mm. All machines are available with servo drives for improved draw-down control.

Our range of plastic cutters includes our best selling Servo-Torq rotary cutter machines, as well as a series of circular blade saws and cutters.

After cut handling is dealt with by our conveyor cut-piece collection systems.

To round off our range we also manufacture a wide selection of single and twin head coiling machines.

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Product category: Extrusion lines for pipes and profiles

Saw & circular blade cutters

As well as our range of Servo-Torq rotary knife cutters, we also manufacture circular blade cutters.

These machines are suitable for those rigid plastic extrusions whihc are too large for the Servo-Torq machine. These units have clamp systems & moving saw tables to allow them to work in-line.

We can also supply machines with rotating cutter heads allowing cut angles to be created.

Our range also covers the Metal-Cut circular blade cutters for metal reinforced rubber profiles. These are typically used in the automotive industry. A special sensor can be fitted to the standard cutter to enable it to detect gaps in the metal reinforcement. This also the cut to take place without damaging the metal inside te profile.

Finally we have the Braid-Cut circular blade cutters for PTFE tube wrapped in stainless steel braid. A special electrode system removes the wire to allow a clean cut on the PTFE tube underneath.

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Product category: Extrusion lines for flexible hoses

Puller belt technology improves cut length accuracy

For the best cut length accuracy you need a caterpillar belt infeeder which is prefectly matched to your cutter.

That is where our Accra-Feed range of precision twin belt infeeder/pullers come in.

We can supply machines with belt widths from 50 mm to 300 mm. Belt lengths range from 250 mm to 1800 mm. These units are optimised to work with our range of Servo-Torq rotary cutters.

To ensure the accuracy of the belt feed we use twin direct drive AC servo motors; one driving each belt in syncronisation. These are linked to the knife blade via a 3-axis servo control system.

This technology gives excellent cut length accuracy even when running at high linespeeds.

All our Accra-Feed machines also double as in-line pullers so you can also optimise your extrusion draw-down speed.

Standard equipment includes linkage to speed control devices such as outer diameter & wall thickness guages.

A wide range of different belt coverings are available to match the products being extruded.

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Product category: Extrusion lines for flexible hoses

Cutting solutions for plastic and rubber hose & tube

We have been specializing in the downstream handling of flexible plastic and rubber hose & tube since 1968.

Our range of downstream equipment is one of the widest on the market.

We have caterpillar haul-off/puller machines with belt widths from 50 - 300 mm. Belt lengths range from 50 - 1800 mm. All machines are available with servo drives for improved draw-down control.

Our range of plastic & rubber hose cutters includes our best selling Servo-Torq rotary cutter machines. These can handle plastic hose from less than a millimetre outer diameter up to 300 mm.

After cut handling is dealt with by our conveyor cut-piece collection systems.

To round off our range we also manufacture a wide selection of single and twin head coiling machines.

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Product category: Extrusion lines for rubber

Cutting solutions for rubber extrusions

We have been specializing in cutting cured and uncured rubber extrusions since 1968.

Our cutting systems can handle all type of rubber extrusion, from uncured rubber profile and Kevlar reinforced hose to complex metal reinforced sealing sections & profiles.

Our Metal-Cut circular blade cutting machine provides an extremely cost effective solution for both rigid & flexible metal supported profile.

Our Servo-Torq Mini cutter system is ideal for silicone tube & profile and can handle even the stickiest materials.

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Product category: Cutting machines

Bubble, bump & taper tube medical cutters

Our Servo-Torq Medi cutting system has been specially developed for medical tubing.

It can handle the smallest outer diameter tubes at high linespeeds.

Everything about the machine has been engineered to make it useable in a clean-room environment.

Amongst the many features available is add-on software to enable the standard machine to handle bubble, bump & taper type medical tube.

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Product category: Cutting machines

Advanced Servo-Torq rotary cutters for extrusions

We are a specialist manufacturer of high speed, high precision Servo-Torq rotary cutters for extruded plastic and rubber.

Our machines range from table-top sized units to machines capable of cutting up to 300 mm outer diameter product.

Amongst the many benefits are:

Ultra-high blade speed of 3000 RPM for perfect cut quality.
Stepless adjustment of cut rate between 1 - 2500 cuts/minute for faster linespeeds.
Digital servo drives for optimum cut length accuracy.
Wide range of cutter types & capacities for all budgets & applications.

 

The cutters can be supplied either as free-standing units for use with an existing caterpillar puller.

Alternatively we can offer combined systems with an integral Accra-Feed caterpillar infeeder/haul. In this case the latest 3-axis servo control systems give optimum cut length accuracy, even at high linespeeds.

We also manufacture a range of circular blade cutters for rigid plastic profile and metal reinforced sections.

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Product category: Cutting machines

Off-line cutting from coils

As well as in-line cutters, Gilard also manufacture systems specifically designed for off-line use.

This typically means cutting lengths from coiled or spooled tube or hose.

The off-line cell consists of a Servo-Torq Mini rotary cutter, Accra-Feed caterpillar infeeder, sonar loop tension control device & motorised pay-off.

The sonar loop unit is particularly critical as it prevent material stretch, key if accurate cut lengths are to be achieved.

This system is ideal for clean-room use for cutting tubing used in medical devices.

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Product category: Cutting machines

Mini Servo-Torq is the compact cutting solution

Our table-top sized Servo-Torq Mini cutter is the perfect solution for cutting smaller flexible & semi-rigid extrusions.

It can handle extrusions up to 30 mm outer diameter. Typical materials include plastic, rubber & silicone.

The machine consists of a servo motor driven flying knife rotary cutter & an intergal Accra-Feed twin belt puller/haul-off.

The unit can be configured to either sit on a bench or work table or can be engineered to run in-line after the extruder.

It is ideal for smaller extrusions such as medical tubing.

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Product category: Cutting machines

Cuff & corrugated tube cutters with digital camera detection

Our latest cuff & corrugated tube cutters use advance digital camera technology. This vision system can signal the cut to place exactly where required.

This technology is simple to use, reliable & allows faster linespeeds.

Typical products for this cutting system include medical respirator cuffed tube, automotive fuel pipe & washer tube & all sorts of general corrguated products

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Product category: Cutting machines

Automate cut-piece collection to save money

Automatic collection of cut pieces can save serious amounts of labour and money.

That is why Gillard have developed a range of transport, ejection and sorting systems.

The range is built around our standard conveyor take-off transport belts. These are available in lengths from 1000 - 6000 mm.

Depending upon the product type to be handled either high-velocity air jets or high-speed mechanical sweep arms are used to eject the extrudate off the conveyor belt.

Single, twin & quad collection stations can then sort & pack the cut lengths. Customer's boxes or bin sizes can be accommodated. The quantity per box is controlled from the batch counter fitted to the cutting machine.

In the case of scrap product, the collection system can be automatically by-passed.

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Product category: Winding equipment

Medical coilers speed up your winding

A new range of compact vertical and horizontal twin-head servo coilers has been developed by Gillard.

The new coilers are particularly suitable for producers of medical and other small bore tubing, or customers with limited floor space.

The extrudate can either be coiled onto drums or spools or onto collapsing hub assemblies. The latter are especially recommened for medical grade materials.

Fully automatic tension control and servo layering is provided as standard.

Available options include cutting solutions to automate machine operation even further.

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Product category: Machine blades

Custom knife blades for all extrusion cutting needs

We stock thousands of knife blades suitable for extrusion cutting applications.

Thicknesses range from 0.25 mm to 1.6 mm. Various shapes & styles are available, as are different blade material types.

If you have an extrusion cutting problem please contact us. It might be that a simple knife change will solve your problems!

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Product category: Machine blades

Transform your cutter with our knife blades

Using only one type of knife blade is like playing golf with only one club. You can do it but it isn't much fun!

Choosing different blades for different types and sizes of extrusions can transform a cutting machine's performance.

Overall we have around 2,600 blades in-stock at any time.

Our engineers can give advice as to which blade is best for your product. However the general points to consider when selecting a blade are thickness, material type and shape.

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About us

Company details

Gillard are the experts when it comes to solving extrusion cutting problems.

After all, we have been specialists in this area since our Company was founded in 1968.

Our current cutting machine range is one of the most advanced available. We can offer customers all levels of performance and price.

Here is what we can offer:

Servo-Torq rotary cutters - advanced flying knife technology with capacities up to 300 mm diameter & cut rates up to 2,500 cuts/minute with one blade (5,000 with two blades).

Accra-Feed belt infeeders - a range of twin belt infeeders to match our cutter. Belts range from 50 mm to 300 mm & contact lengths from 250 mm to 1800 mm.

Accra-Cat belt pullers - free-standing caterpillar haul-offs for all applications. Belt sizes match our Accra-Feed range.

Circular blade cutters - suitable for rigid plastics, metal reinforced profiles & wire braided PTFE plastic & EPDM rubber tube.

Conveyor collection systems - designed to operate with our cutters to automate cut piece collection. Belt lengths range up to 6000 mm.

Coiling machines - a range of single & twin servo coilers suitable for plastic & rubber hose & tube.

Our stand at K'2016 will be filled with these machines. Please visit us in Hall 16, number C77!

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Company data

Sales volume

2,5 - 5 Mill. US $

Export content

max. 75%

Number of employees

11 - 30

Foundation

1968

Area of business

Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries

Target groups
  • Plastic product manufacturing
  • Rubber manufacturing / processing
  • Vehicle construction / aerospace
  • Medical technology / precision engineering / optics