C Perkin Limited are a world leading supplier of equipment and services for the spirally wound core and recyclable packaging industries with over 100 years experience. Working closely with our customers has built upon this experience to enable us to deliver equipment and systems of exceptional quality, reliability and value.

Mako Multi Inline Knife

2019 – Mako Multi 200 Introduced

The Mako Multi 200 Inline Knife was introduced to the Mako range to bring multi knife capacity to the inline knife range. The Mako Multi benefits from 6 axis servo motion which brings quality, repeatability and accuracy to the inline cutting process.  Automated tooling setup coupled with a knife location jig greatly reduce change over times whilst a fully configurable knife plunge force maximizes tooling and blade life.

Manta SW100 Spiral Winder

2018 – Manta Spiral Winders Updated and Improved

The Manta Range of spiral winders are updated with the introduction of a user interface and additional motorisation features to improve ease of use. The Manta spiral winder represents the driving force for any spirally wound tube application.  The Manta range of spiral winder can be fully integrated into a production line or used as a stand-alone option to complement existing equipment.  The Manta range uses class leading inverter technologies to increase reliability and efficiency of operation.  This technology also provides a stable winding process which significantly increases the stability of down-stream equipment associated within the production line.

Mako Midi Inline Knife

2015 – Mako Range of Inline Knife Units Replace the F250XX

The Mako Inline Knife Unit was introduced in 2015 to replace the F250XX Servo Knife Unit. The Mako builds upon the incremental improvements brought to the F250 to deliver a much faster and more robust inline knife to meet modern manufacturing demands.

The Mako range boast a market leading knife cycle rate of up 120 cuts per minute of high quality product.

Winding Line

2013 – Charles Jones Acquires C Perkin

Charles Jones buys the company in 2013 bringing a wealth of engineering experience from numerous high value manufacturing organisations. Charles continues to develop the portfolio whilst committing to supporting existing customers and equipment. Introducing the latest design and modelling techniques, the existing product range benefits from a complete overhaul whilst new concepts are developed.

Falcon Core Cutter
Industry leading speed

Mid 2000s – Falcon High Speed Cutting Raises the Bar

Falcon 160 achieves 190 cuts per minute. C Perkin enhanced the capability of their Core Re-Cutters through the introduction of new Hardware & Software based on the Allen Bradley product platform. This allowed a significant step in performance achieving cut speeds in excess of 290 cuts per minute over 2m lengths. The new system allowed seamless length change implementation mid cycle allowing greater flexibility. The introduction of automatic loading systems further increased the cycle efficiency making the Falcon one of the highest performing core re-cutters available.

Mid 1990s – F250XX Servo Inline Knife Developed

The F250XX Servo Inline Knife was introduced to bring a level of speed, accuracy and repeatability that was previously not possible from a traditional inline knife unit. The servo enabled the unit to cut much shorter repeat lengths at far greater speeds that previously obtained.

This technology represented a significant technological advancement that delivered huge production gains within the tube winding and cutting industry.

C Perkin Limited

1970 – Colin Perkin Acquires the Company

Colin Perkin joined in 1970, his first major development being machines for packaging explosives for the mining industry. This was followed by many complete plants to make cardboard texturizing and spinning tubes for the textile industry. Meanwhile the composite container developed to package more difficult products and drinks containers. The cycle continues with the current emphasis on composite can and textile tube markets as the market evolves further.

1948 – John Kenneth Perkin Continues to Progress

John Kenneth Perkin followed in 1948. The rapid expansion of the plastic industry in the fifties and sixties ironically required cardboard cores on a large scale and he used new techniques to make the machines for this. Many other requirements for paper tubes came into being. Amongst others over 200 winders were made for the tissue industry, still important to us now. A similar number were made as dry cell battery production was devolved to developing countries, a cardboard tube being part of its construction.

1860 – Leonard Perkin Develops Winding Technology

Joseph Perkin started in 1860 making engineers’ hand tools. By 1900, in partnership with John Perkin, the company was producing a range of machine tools and in 1930, Leonard Perkin introduced the first Perkin spiral paper tube machine. The range rapidly increased to include ancillary equipment.
The cardboard tube was an ideal medium, the composite container, for containing powders, sweets etc and lid forming and closing machines were created to complete the package. The war saw the same technology used in the making of shell canisters.