IMPACT Converting & Systems Solutions makes its grand entrance today as six leading U.S. tool & die companies join together to offer a single source for all converting needs. IMPACT manufactures the industry’s smartest, most sustainable, and most precise and durable dies with corresponding systems and solutions. Its goal is to provide its customers with a holistic solution for all tool and die needs.
The company has the tools, technologies, and knowledge to help customers convert any material — from adhesive bandages to aerospace applications — for worldwide markets. IMPACT Converting & Systems Solutions offers a full spectrum of product offerings and solutions across technology groups in the converting industry, from flat rule dies to rotary dies. It also designs and builds the systems that run those converting dies and tools for customers.
“We can supply our customers with anything from a label to a complex product that has to run 1,300-1,400 revolutions per minute to a flat die that has to create hundreds if not thousands of parts per minute with fine detail and extravagant materials. That breadth across our industry is part of putting the businesses together that takes the technology and drives us to the next level.
Our goal is to find the best solution for the project from all of the solutions in our tool bag.”
– Scott Ellison, Executive Vice President of Sales
The six converting solution companies making up IMPACT Converting & Systems Solutions deliver the most comprehensive service offerings available today.
IMPACT Converting & Systems Solutions consists of:
- Atlas Die, LLC (steel rule dies)
- Bernal, LLC (rotary dies and modules with advanced product and automation equipment)
- Midway Rotary (single-station, folding carton dies for flexographic and offset industries)
- Atlas Chem Milling (flexible rotary and flatbed die innovations) joined Auxo as AtlasFlex
- Die Craft, LLC (pressure sensitive converting and die engineering)
- GC Dies (steel rule dies focused on flat corrugated, rotary corrugated and flat steel rule die production)
With facilities in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, North Carolina, Georgia, and California IMPACT Converting & Systems Solutions serves its diversified customer base as a one-stop shop – customers have one point of contract, centralized online ordering, and one invoice.
IMPACT not only designs the tools that convert almost any type of material, but it also designs and builds the systems that run those converting tools for customers, from the tool for the application to the system to convert it, to the resources and technical expertise to evaluate and perfect the entire converting processes through IMPACT’s Tech Team.
“We have the expertise to build a die to cut an item, build a system for it, find the cost per unit and identify which is the best opening or converting feature design for our customers. We think about the problem holistically and arrive at a solution.”
– Chris Merendino, Auxo Partners Vice President
The IMPACT Tech Team
As a major differentiator in the tool and die industry, IMPACT has a Tech Team whose sole focus is to be a dynamic resource for customers in all aspects of converting. The Tech Team is made up of IMPACT’s most seasoned experts. They deploy to the customer’s facility and evaluate the tools and equipment involved in the entire converting process to work on increasing line speeds, improving changeovers, providing proper maintenance techniques and protocols, and delivering general problem-solving for identified challenges.
The Tech Team focuses on how to make the customer’s process more efficient, cost effective, and fast.
The Tech Team establishes best practices, sets up a foundation to correct defects, and creates guidelines to arm the customers with the tools to measure the success of their processes. For example, a customer may approach IMPACT with a challenging project that is running slower on press than they would like. The Tech Team will not only identify areas for process improvements that directly affect the speed of converting, but they will also evaluate the condition of the equipment, determine if proper maintenance has been done to the press and tools being used, identify areas of safety concern, and ultimately provide an evaluation summary to the customer that serves as a guide to achieve optimal operational efficiency. They provide proper training and education to plant managers and staff to perfect their entire converting process from the ground up.