Atlas Converting Equipment (UK) is participating at the Arabplast 2013 exhibition in Dubai, UAE from 7-10 January. The company will present its ‘next generation’ Atlas CW Series and Titan SR9 Series slitter rewinders for a wide range of flexible materials including plain, coated and printed plastic films.
Atlas has installed the widest film slitters at 10 metres in width in four locations around the world; it has the fastest film slitters running at 1500 m/min at web widths in excess of 8 metres. The company has built the widest slitter rewinders for CPP film at widths of more than 6 metres and BOPA film slitters at more than 5 metres in width. In recent years Atlas has commissioned several primary slitter rewinders for BOPET film.
The new Atlas CW Series technology platform for primary slitter rewinders for plastic film and flexible materials will be presented at Arabplast 2013. The CW1040 & CW3600 Series introduce the next generation of more compact film slitting solutions from Atlas in web widths from 2.5 to 10.4 metres (98-410 ins.) and deliver higher efficiency, increased productivity and reliability, higher quality rewind reels, reduced noise levels and more effective, operator-friendly control systems.
This latest Atlas technology features wireless rewind arm positioning, automatic knife positioning, direct drive web path rollers and running speeds of up to 1500 m/min. (4,920 ft/min.) with more precise web tension control. Electrical cabinets are now fully integrated in to the machines to reduce the space required for installation with ‘under floor’ service trenches also no longer required for the primary slitter rewinders.
The new Titan SR9 Series slitter rewinders will also be presented at Arabplast 2013. In the development of the Titan SR9 Series, Atlas focused its product development strategy on achieving significant reductions in machine downtime for printers and converters with lower operator intervention and also reduction of costly waste materials – which all adds up to outstanding gains in productivity. The concept of the Titan SR9 Series technology platform features three separate machine modules of unwind, slitter and rewind sections. The idea being that a converter need only change the rewind section of the machine from a Duplex Shaft (DS) to a Single Turret (ST) or Dual Turret (DT) configuration, to meet increasing production requirements, without the need to change the existing unwind and slitting modules. The Titan SR9-DT Dual Turret rewinder was launched at the end of 2011 and the Duplex Shaft (DS) module was introduced earlier this year. The Single Turret (ST) module will be available early in 2013.
Innovative engineering design has led to the application for four patents on the Titan SR9 Series including the unique Turret Support Device (TSD) for faster turret rotation on the DT model. Such advanced engineering design has led to significant improvements in the quality of slit reels and significant reductions in set-up procedures.
A newly designed Linear Tracking Slitter (LTS) section on all SR9 modules ensures the shortest and a constant web length between the knives and the rewind shafts for improved web control giving the highest possible side wall quality of rewind reels – which also reduces the possibility of waste material. Between all three versions of the Titan SR9 platform, many other new features provide exceptional performance and productivity at running speeds of up to 1,000 m/min. (3,300 ft/min.) The SR9 Series is available in two widths – 1650 and 2250mm (65 and 88 ins.)
To maintain focus on its objectives for sustainability, the Titan SR9 Series has many features for achieving reductions in the cost of energy and of waste materials. Elimination of all hydraulics helps to provide a cleaner environment and the use of high efficiency motors and regenerative braking enables a considerable reduction in energy consumption and makes the SR9 Series the most efficient slitting-rewinding solution in the Titan range.
The Titan SR9 Series is set to smash all productivity records and provides a genuinely flexible and sustainable new approach to slitting and rewinding.
A new service platform for both the Atlas & Titan range of slitter rewinders provides expanded global customer service & support operations, with engineers not only based in the UK but also in the USA, Latin America, India and China.
Atlas & Titan can provide fully automated and integrated roll handling systems to meet specific production requirements.