Atlas Converting Equipment will demonstrate the next-generation Titan SR9 Series slitting and rewinding technology at drupa 2012 in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 3-16 May, on stand 12-D67 in hall 12. The new Titan SR9 Series slitter rewinder platform not only provides much higher performance and improved productivity, but also a more flexible and sustainable solution in slitting and rewinding.
In the development of the SR9 Series, Atlas focused its product development strategy on achieving significant reductions in machine downtime for printers and converters, including reduced set change time, 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 slitter from a Dual Shaft (DS) to a Single Turret (ST) or Dual Turret (DT) configuration, to meet changing production requirements, without the need to change the existing unwind and slitting modules.
The Titan SR9-DT Dual Turret rewinder was introduced towards the end of 2011. The Dual Shaft (DS) module will be available later this year, followed later by the Single Turret (ST) module for a wide range of flexible materials including plain, printed, coated or metallized films, laminates, paper, board and flexible packaging materials.
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. 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 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 and also reducing 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 1,000m/min (3,300ft/min).
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.
Following the company’s continued expansion, a new service platform for both the Atlas and Titan range of slitter rewinders is now in place, providing expanded global customer service and support operations, with engineers not only based in the UK, but also in India, China and North America, confirming its position as a global supplier providing complete customer satisfaction.
Atlas Converting Equipment is a world leading manufacturer of primary and secondary slitter rewinders and has more than 2,500 Titan installations in over 80 countries. The company can also provide fully automated and integrated roll handling systems to meet specific production requirements.