DESIGN PROCESS

CONCEPT
CONCEPT

We begin all of our projects with a basic, solution-oriented concept. Whether you give us a drawing on a napkin or a fully fleshed-out machine spec, we take your idea and convert it into a structurally sound and cost-effective reality.

At this important beginning stage of the design process, our project engineers will help you in the following key areas:


  • Evaluate the feasibility of your project
  • Provide detailed feedback analysis of your basic concept
  • Suggest improvements to your concept to make sure our project goes above and beyond your expectations
CONCEPT
ENGINEER
ENGINEER

Once we’ve finalized the goals and objectives of your unique concept, we enter the crucial stage of engineering — this is where we make sure everything is going to work precisely as intended in the real world.

Our engineers carefully complete all due-diligence up front to:

  • Identify how the machine will work
  • Provide fully detailed conceptual solutions with all the diagrams and drawings required
  • Ascertain how long it will take to finish building your project
  • Determine a projected delivery to your facility based on current assumptions and requirements
  • Ascertain the total cost of the project.

We provide a ballpark number up front to make sure we’re all on the same page and that the project is going to be as good for your bottom line as it is for the items you want it to produce. We update budget numbers as requested before completing a final, firm, detailed quotation for all of the work required to make your vision a reality.

ENGINEER
DESIGN
DESIGN
We build upon the Concept stage of the project to inform the detail of the machine design, integrating standard designs, unique designs, commercial components, electrical systems, and overall system design. During this phase, we’ll provide you with 3-D modeling, force calculations, and detailed component selection options to arrive at a finalized machine design. Then all we need is your sign-off to proceed.
DESIGN
POWER
POWER

We integrate your electrical specifications, applicable safety standards and regulations, and approved components into our unique Electrical Automation Package.

Our engineering team will work with you throughout this phase of the design process to make sure the finished project meets or exceeds your needs and requirements by doing the following:


  • Determining the overall automation design and strategy
  • Completing the electrical design
  • Determining best operating platform
  • Finalizing all computer programming and operator interfaces
  • Collecting all relevant data
POWER
BUILD
BUILD

Here’s where we put it all together, fabricating your machine to precisely meet all of the exacting specifications we set in the first four phases of the design process.

The key milestones in this phase of the project include:


  • Structural fabrication
  • Mechanical fabrication
  • Electrical wiring installation
  • Piping/Tubing installation
  • Instrumentation
  • Component assembly
  • Finishing
  • Guarding
BUILD
TEST
TEST

Since we’ve handled every step of the process in-house, we've fully tested the machines as they operate in exactly the same manner you plan to operate them in your facility. We welcome you to our shop during this process so you can see exactly how we put your machine through its paces.

Our start-up and commissioning process includes:


  • FAT testing
  • Operator training
  • Punch list resolution
  • Maintenance training
  • Shipping
  • Continuous Improvement
TEST
INSTALL
INSTALL

After your machine has passed our battery of tests, it’s time to bring it home.

We'll provide you with the following support during this final stage of the process:


  • Supervise the installation of your machine
  • Provide you with clear and exhaustive
  • Operation & Maintenance Manuals
  • Perform rigorous factory testing and commissioning (FAT)
  • Monitor your Site Acceptance Testing (SAT)
  • Monitor continuous improvement
  • Provide comprehensive operator training
INSTALL

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The Moment of IMPACT

IMPACT’s industry knowledge is deep and vast, with experience and solutions for the growing demands of its customers’ converting needs. The experts at IMPACT look several steps downstream at its customer’s customers. The company can create a “moment of impact” when the consumer sees its product. IMPACT gives them the resources of experience, knowledge, and solutions to create – their moment of impact.

Customers benefiting from IMPACT’s one-stop-shop offerings include large national integrators with 200-300 facilities producing a wide range of items. They gain efficiencies by having one company service them. Converting is more than just cutting a box – it’s also folding, creasing, scoring it, making an opening feature that will tear when it’s supposed to but not before. IMPACT has found that most converters will use a combination of means to convert, cut, crease, and fold material. IMPACT is incentivized to offer the best solutions that meet all its customers’ requirements.

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From Start to Solution

We help create brilliantly designed, engineered dies, and systems.