OUR HISTORY

 


1943

Consolidate Machine Tool Corporation’s President, Arthur Ingle, predicts a huge drop in the machine tool business

 A joint development with Price Brothers & Co. Ltd. of Canada used Dr. H.S. Hill’s idea of passing newsprint sulphite pulp screen rejects between gyrating plates to mechanically de-fiber them into useful fibers. This caused curling of the fibers, resulting in improved strength in the new newsprint sheets.

 The curling effect gave Rando its original name “Curlator.”

   


1943 

Curlator would go on to refine Dr. Hill’s process and increase production of new sulphite from 45 percent to 65 percent contributing to the conservation of wood and processing chemicals.

   

1945

Original Rando Webber is made (Circa 1945-1946).
   

1946

Company’s second prototype (today’s air laid machine) built to use as a picker lap of shoddy or reclaimed tire cord to produce a random fiber web.

 *The world’s first machine designed specifically for the infant formed fabrics industry—now on display at the Smithsonian Institute.

   


1947

Consolidate Machine Tool ships the first commercial lap-fed 40-inch Rando Webber. 
 

 

 


1949

Curlator Corp. is established as a separate entity—eventually the name changes to Rando Machine Corporation.

 

After discovering the Rando Webber isn’t sufficient enough to produce high quality web structures, Curlator Corp. patents the Rando Feeder air bridge – yielding a higher quality web structure.

 
 

Early 1950s

Rando revolutionizes an improved Model 40 Feeder and Webber – machines that efficiently produced high quality webs from 100 percent synthetics. Demand for wider machines leads to the 84-inch Rando Feeder and Webber the next year.

   


1959

Rando introduces the Model-BS Rando Feeder and Webber machines to accommodate developments in the short fiber field. These machines produced a high quality web from a 100 percent pre-fluffed, bleached-sulphite fiber.

   


1960s

Rando purchases Caroline Machinery Company (CMC) – a manufacturer of special fiber prep machinery in Charlotte, North Carolina. Soon after the purchase of CMC, the company engineered and installed the first commercial production plant for fiber-to-fiber blending of fibers with dissimilar characteristics.

A few years later, Rando completely redesigns the Rando B Webber – increasing production rates 25 percent over the previous model. During this transitions, demand for wider webs resulted in a 110-inch Rando Feeder and Webber machine – opening the doors for the non-wovens industry with the world’s first wide-random web structure.

   


Early 1970s

Rando purchases Muller and Wayaffe – the second largest manufacturer of paper tube machinery in the world – in Ensival, Belgium to further serve European export markets. The company was renamed S.A. Rando –producing Rando fiber-handling equipment along with tube machinery.

In the USA, Rando builds a new modern manufacturing facility in Macedon, New York, consolidating all of its New York manufacturing into one central location.

   


Early 1980s

Rando releases the CMC Levelfeed.

 

 


2013

Rando re-establishes its testing lab at the Macedon, New York facility.

Customers can utilize Rando's lab facility to help test, experiment and innovate with various fibers and processes.

 
2014

The Rando Shredder® – the latest addition to Rando’s machine line.

 

>> Click here for the Rando Shredder Photo Gallery

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 


 


 


 


 


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