Atlas Converting Equipment is pleased to confirm that it sold the Titan ER610 compact slitter off the booth at the ICE USA exhibition (6-8 April) in Orlando, FL, to Plasticos Especializados de Monterrey S.A. de C.V. (Plemsa) of Mexico. The 1,650mm (65in) wide slitter was demonstrated during the exhibition.

The ER610 is a twin-shaft cantilever slitter and a more sustainable slitting and rewinding solution. It has reduced power but all electric, oil-free operation without hydraulics, a CCD edge-guide camera for reducing waste, a running speed of 450m/min (1,500ft/min) and an option for slit widths as narrow as 35mm (1.37in). With a simple design enabling quick and easy installation, the ER610 has extended the Titan slitter portfolio by meeting the needs of converters to process lower volumes and shorter runs of flexible packaging materials.

“We have been very satisfied with the performance of the first Titan ER610 slitter, which we installed at the beginning of last year,” explained Mr Armando Vazquez Castillo, director of the Plemsa Plastics Division. “We have other older Titan SR Series slitters which have been running well for the last 10 to 15 years, so we knew that reliability of the new Titan machine would not be an issue. Our business has expanded rapidly in the last few years and we needed additional high-performance slitting capacity in Monterrey to keep up with increased demand,” he confirmed. “So it made complete sense to buy our second ER610 slitter from the ICE USA show, as it was already in Florida!”

The Plemsa Group was established in 1957 and produces a wide range of flexible packaging materials mainly for food applications with facilities for blown film extrusion and co-extrusion, flexo printing, lamination, slitting and bag production. Plemsa has production facilities in Monterrey and at its Group company Plastinal located in Mexico City. It also has offices located in Guadalajara.

The Plemsa Group supplies flexible packaging materials throughout Mexico and since 1988 has developed substantial sales of its products to customers in the US, Central and South America.

The Titan ER610 slitter has been a great success with approximately 100 machines now installed worldwide. It is available in two web widths – 1,350mm and 1,650mm (53in and 65in) – with a maximum rewind diameter of 610mm (24in). It also features a 10in touch-screen control system and an integral edge-trim extraction system. The pneumatically controlled braking system provides accurate web tension control and a digital edge-guide system controls lateral movement of the unwind reel to +/- 50mm (2in). Slitting systems available include shear knives, rotary razor (burst) or razor slitting in air or groove. Optional features on the Plemsa machine include a static electricity control system, laser (line) core positioning, EU safety guarding, laser safety scanners and shaftless unwind roll pick-up from floor.

The Titan ER610 slitter can process a wide range of flexible materials including plain, printed, coated or metallized film from 20 to 200 micron, a wide range of laminates and paper from 30 to 200 gsm.

Atlas Converting Equipment, since its MBO from Bobst Group of Switzerland in October last year, has now established its Charlotte, NC-based subsidiary Atlas Converting North America to support its sales and customer service operations throughout North and Central America.