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Purchased in 2019, this
Sigma impulse welder has
allowed Double C Canvas
and Repairs to gain costsaving ef´Čüciencies, enabling
a single operator to do the
work of four, which frees up
employees for other tasks.
Photo: Double C Canvas
and Repairs Inc.

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"Currently, this table has allowed us
to make thousands of PPE [personal
protective equipment] masks to help
with the COVID-19 outbreak. Without
it, we wouldn't have been able to have
the same impact." American Canvas has
orders for more than 7,000 masks, making them for hospitals, nursing homes,
and police and fire departments.
The company's learning curve was
slow; it went through a lot of cheap material getting things dialed in. During
this time, employee complaints over
how they could have done it faster by
hand flew at Cordell and his production
manager. It's not like that now.
"Employees love the jobs the table
cuts for them," he says. "One job we
do that usually takes a week to manually cut only takes 33 minutes using the
table. We can do anything because our
cut-time is so low. We just finished cutting over 5,000 surgical masks while also
doing the other jobs we have going."

Jeff Newkirk's biggest concern about
the Autometrix plotter/cutter he recently
purchased was the CAD knowledge
required. Newkirk is owner of Precision
Custom Canvas Inc., in St. Catharines,
Ontario, Canada, a full-service sewing
operation manufacturing custom canvas
products and upholstery primarily for
the recreational marine industry. He
says the table, acquired when a local
sailmaker closed, is his first move into
automation. Although he plans to hire
a full-time employee to do much of the
CAD work, he wants to gain the base
knowledge necessary to implement the
early development of the shop's digital
systems before turning this over to
someone else.
His is a small shop-there's him, a
full-time sewer and a part-time general
worker-so finding time to reconfigure
his production area and develop the
new equipment and processes has
proved challenging. He had hoped to

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