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TCG Legacy rectifies finishing situation with Colter & Peterson’s reconditioned paper cutter

Friday, May 16, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

Paterson, NJ – Most businesses performing at the highest level often overcome some adverse situations. Faced with a problem impacting their back end operation, award-winning TCG Legacy, Printing and Packaging, headquartered in Garner, North Carolina, recently had Colter & Peterson recondition one of their paper cutters. The all-new C&P Microsystems B-65 control system includes a Microcut® PLUS WS automated backgauge program that has improved output and increased safety levels.  

“In less than a week, Colter & Peterson gave me a turnkey package.  All I had to do was put the 45” cutter back in place,” remarked Jeff Allen, a 27-year industry veteran who has served as TCG Legacy’s Operations Manager since 2010. 

Under the ownership of Jeff Majewski, Pete Reckert and Bob Price, this state-of-the-art facility operates 24/6 with redundant automated equipment. They service customers across the United States and abroad. TCG Legacy also offers a broad range of pharmaceutical, commercial printing, packaging and graphic design services which sets them apart from their competition.

Besides the B-65, Allen has multiple other cutters for his operation, including a POLAR 137 and a Challenge model. After the Challenge was out of commission for a short period late last year, Allen realized the company’s redundancy in cutters was at risk so he contacted C&P, North America’s premier independent distributor of paper cutters and paper handling equipment.

“I’ve known Bruce Peterson for several years and bought cutter equipment and supplies from him in the past. At one point I didn’t think I could get the Challenge back working, so I talked with Bruce and the owners agreed on the B-65. The updated electronics and safety features were big selling points and it does everything except for our packaging jobs.”

The B-65 paper cutter clamp/cut control system has a slew of benefits and brings any flywheel cyclical paper cutting machine up to modern standards. It also requires the installation of a Microcut PLUS WS backgauge control system for the operator interface. Over 30,000 installs have taken place worldwide with Microcut, due largely to its efficiency and being adaptable to any brand or size paper cutter from 20-150 inches.

Microcut PLUS WS is a workhorse program that improves productivity by as much as 50% or more. A user-friendly 12” wide format touch screen helps guide the operator for fast and simple set-up. Programs can be updated from a network connection with a USB device using CIP ¾ files and no additional hardware or software is necessary. The automated system moves the backgauge into the correct position quicker and more accurately while memorizing the cutting sequences instantly, a huge selling feature that won over Allen and his crew.

“The state-of-the-art electronics on the B-65 compared to what we had previously are unreal,” said Allen. “The Microcut is very accurate with smaller size cuts, which is important for all the complex work we manufacture. The training and service provided was fantastic. The C&P tech arrived at our place at 8 a.m. on a Monday morning and we were running work through the B-65 on Friday morning.”


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