In 2018, PCI moved to a new 29,000 ft² facility at 20 Fasken Drive in Toronto, next to Toronto Pearson International Airport. Considerably larger than our previous shop, our recent expansion has positioned PCI to take on bigger projects with greater scale.
In addition to the larger footprint, other improvements include a 3,000 ft² clean room, inventory control zones, a walk-in freezer, and a 5-ton overhead crane.
Lead by Gordon Cook, Partner and Chief Engineering Officer, PCI has expanded its winding capabilities to better meet the needs of clients and increase flexibility in design and manufacturing.
PCI Hydra 24
PCI R&D has designed and constructed a custom filament winder with a fully customizable and versatile winder head. This machine was developed to be routinely re-configured for specific job requirements. Hydra 24 also has the capability to run two winder heads at the same time on the same machine, servicing two separate jobs simultaneously.
Filament Winding Spec
Layup: From 0 unidirectional through low and high angle geometry, customizable filament tension
Mandrel Size: Ø 0.25’’ to Ø 29.00’’ Max
Mandrel Length: Up to 24 feet
Mandrel Shapes: Circular, Ovoid, Square, Rectangular, Hexagonal, Polygonal
Materials: Carbon, Glass, Aramid, Pre-preg (wet or dry)
Small Diameter Winder
PCI's original winder was designed for production of tubes up to 12 feet long.
This winder is equipped with an automatic tension system and winder head which allows for a fully customizable layup in a wide variety of geometries.
Materials: Pre-preg (wet or dry)