PCT, the world leader in coiling technology has opened a new subsidiary in Cleveland, OH. Manufacture of coiling machines at the new facility commenced late last year with machines being delivered to customers across the USA and Canada during the first quarter of 2011. Production of PCT machines for the North American market is now fully transferred from the UK to the 18,000 sq. ft. facility in Highland Heights, Cleveland. Customer services including technical support and spare parts supply will also be available soon directly from the PCT Inc facility to complement the existing sales and manufacturing capability. PCT Inc is a subsidiary of British company Pipe Coil Technology Limited who have been providing coiling solutions for plastic pipe for over 18 years and have long been regarded as industry leaders with a reputation for highly innovative coiling technology.
One of the first machines to be manufactured by PCT Inc was also the first coiling machine in the USA to be equipped with PCT’s Low Ovality Technology System. LV Technology significantly reduces the out of roundness of coiled polyethylene pipe and is able to coil pipe diameters of up to 8” with less than 5% ovality occurring. The coiler was also fitted with an automatic strapping system which reduces operator involvement in the coil production cycle, improving coiling efficiency and operator safety. Completed coils, weighing up to 5,500lbs, are safely removed from the coiler using an integrated unload jib which places coils onto a cradle or onto a forklift truck. Low Ovality coiling machinery has been established in the European plastic pipe industry for many years and is regarded by many as essential equipment for the production of large bore HDPE pipe.