Preco Contract Manufacturing Services
Preco offers one of the largest and most diverse CMS divisions in North America. When combined with our world class development, engineering and equipment offerings, Preco is your “one stop” solution provider.
In our primary Wisconsin manufacturing locations, you will find multiple laser and flat bed die systems producing tens of thousands of abrasive discs 24-7. Our in-house systems are tailored to the special needs of the abrasives market with proprietary fume handling and chad extraction to assure the cleanest, chad-free products available.
As your needs grow, we will grow with you. With our CMS in-house equipment designed by Preco engineers, it is easy for us to modify our systems to meet your special product needs and customer’s specific requirements.
Preco’s greatest strength in being your contract converter lies in the fact that we do so much more than just cut abrasives. We are a turnkey supplier who will manage your raw material inventory, procure all packaging, labeling and shipping supplies, and ship either to your chosen distribution locations or direct to your customer.
As a final note, Preco is exceptionally proud of our ISO 9001 quality system and practices. Our Preco team looks forward to working with you!
The Preco Advantage
Preco, Inc. is a world class innovator and solution provider to the coated abrasives industry. Whether your application calls for laser, flat bed, or rotary die converting, you can be assured that you will receive unparalleled quality, pricing, and delivery from our Contract Manufacturing Services (CMS) division, as well as our continual focus on ease of doing business. In our CMS division, we exclusively use Preco designed, time tested systems that are based on decades of experience for processing abrasives. We regularly convert a full range of grits, while simultaneously maintaining higher than industry standard tolerances. Preco is the innovative leader in multi-hole products, producing extreme hole density and geometry patterns that are in turn picked, stacked, and counted by ultra-high speed robotics integrated to each of our work cells. Whether your needs are for traditional round discs, adhesive backed tabbed discs, sheets, or rolls, Preco has the solution.
Lasers have grown to be a critical manufacturing tool in the world of coated abrasives converting. As the industry transitions to high-density holes as a means of dust extraction, traditional hard tool die sets become either too expensive or not even possible. The non-contact "tool less" nature of the laser means no expensive die sets to inventory, maintain or replace. Programs/patterns can be changed on the fly, maximizing uptime and reducing cost. With a simple CAD drawing, cut patterns can be changed in minutes, which is critical during the prototype and development of your products. Where traditional die cutting struggles with small, complex features or geometries that are in close proximity, the laser excels!
Die Cutting Solutions
When you need maximum throughput and value, our CMS division has numerous Preco designed flat bed and rotary die cutting systems in house. Our flat bed die systems utilize Preco’s patented vision registration to orient your parts in XY and Theta (rotation) axes. We specialize in difficult to handle substrates when your product information needs to be in "just the right spot." When productivity is critical, our flat bed presses are the industry leader. Preco has been designing flat bed presses to die cut abrasive discs for more than 40 years, and in our CMS division, we leverage both the exceptionally robust design of the Preco press, as well as decades of know-how for optimizing productivity.