About PowerForward Inc
Founded in 2000, Toronto-based PowerForward Inc offers integrated solutions – mechanical, electrical, software – for label, plastic card and paper handling. Our systems are fast, flexible and precise as well as reliable and low-maintenance.
President Kevin Quinn and the company’s other principals have more than 30 years of experience in developing advanced equipment for high speed print, packaging, label and card applications.
Specialists in Precision Placement on High Speed Webs
In many industries, doing finishing operations at high speed while materials are still in a continuous web format pays off in terms of cost and flexibility. This is our specialty.
High Speed ... Commercial and newspaper printing presses, direct mail finishing lines, label presses, high speed mailers ... our equipment integrates without slowing production speeds
Accuracy ... Placement within 1/ 16 inch (1.5 mm) or better (1/ 64 inch (0.4 mm) for our Booklet Label Machine
To achieve accuracy at high speeds, we use simple designs, industrial quality materials and our proprietary motion controllers.
All of our machines use our proprietary motion controller Advantage4 along with sensors to manage their operation. This intelligence is essential for accuracy at high speeds and enables advanced features like:
Full integration with other customer equipment ... Mounting on press with no mechanical connections, just sensors to enable the coordinated operation of our machine
Sophisticated coordination of machine components ... Running in synch with your production line ... handling all adjustments automatically
Simple operator controls ... Requiring minimal operator input and adjustments ... performs detailed calculations automatically
Reliability and Durability
Quality is an absolute must for long term, high speed operation with minimal maintenance. Here's how we achieve it:
Simplicity in design ... A smooth flow of materials (no stop/start or jerkiness) to maximize speed and minimize wear on mechanical components
Rigorous selection of components ... Industrial quality material for fabricated parts and exacting standards for other components to ensure stability and stand up to repetitive, fast operation