Real boost for production capacity

A flexible packaging operation based in India is equipped to meet increasing production requirements since installing a compact slitter rewinder from Atlas Converting

Atlas Converting Equipment has received an order for two Titan ER610 compact slitter rewinders from Dharampal Satyapal Group (DS Group) based in Noida, India for its flexible packaging operations located in Guwahati in the State of Assam. DS Group will install the slitters in a purpose-built facility during September this year.

The Titan ER610 slitter rewinders comprise one 1350mm and one 1650mm wide machine with an option of a maximum running speed at 550m/min. Rewind diameters up to 610mm are possible with a minimum slit width of 35mm. The slitters will be equipped with static control and edge trim extraction systems.

“Our flexible packaging operations have been doing well and expanding in recent years,” explains Bhuvnesh Gupta, technical director of Avichal Buildcon, a subsidiary of DS Group. “We installed a gravure printing press and laminator together with Titan SR8 slitter rewinders back in 2007 so already knew how reliable and efficient the equipment is. However, the ER610 model is  more compact and a perfect solution for our current production requirements of high quality flexibles. We are looking forward to further increasing our slitting capacity within the next few months.”

DS Group’s flexible packaging plant in Assam has a production capacity of 3,600 tonnes per year and commenced operations in 2007 producing printed and laminated flexible packaging and pouches for a wide range of consumer products including snack foods and shampoo.

“We are delighted to have been selected again as the preferred supplier of slitting and rewinding solutions to the DS Group in India,” comments Barrie Homewood, sales and marketing director for Titan products. “The continued confidence in Titan is a reflection of many of our customers who continue to repeat orders time and again.”

Accurate web tension control

The ER610 is available in two standard widths : 1350 and 1650mm and features a 10” touch screen control system.

A pneumatically controlled braking system provides accurate web tension control and a digital edge-guide system controls lateral movement of the unwind reel to +/- 50 mm. Slitting systems available include shear knives, rotary razor (burst) or razor slitting in air or groove. Optional features include laser (line) core positioning, laser safety scanners and a shaftless unwind roll pick-up from the floor.

The Titan ER610 slitter can process a wide range of flexible materials including plain, printed, coated or metallised film from 20 to 350 micron, a wide range of laminates and paper from 20 to 200 gsm. It is a more environmentally friendly solution with reduced power consumption; no hydraulics for oil-free, hygienic operation; unlubricated compressed air for zero oil/air emissions; and less steel through its compact design. Its ‘one-piece’ construction enables rapid installation and commissioning.

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