UK-based Atlas Converting Equipment will showcase upgraded versions of its Atlas CW Series and Titan SR9 Series slitter rewinder technology for plastic films and flexible packaging materials at K 2013 (Düsseldorf, Germany; October 16th – 23rd) in Hall 3 stand 3-B91.
The company launched its new Atlas CW3600 and CW1040 series slitting and rewinding technology platform in 2012 and has recently introduced the CW5000 Series available in widths from 3600 to 5400 mm. The complete CW Series of more compact film slitting machines now covers widths from 2500 to 10,400 mm (98 – 410 inches) at speeds of up to 1500 m/min (4920 ft/min).
The company said the major benefits of the new technology include higher efficiency, increased productivity and reliability, higher quality rewind reels, reduced noise levels and more effective, operator-friendly control systems.
The new Atlas CW1040 Series has been designed to cope with the increasing speed of film production lines and does not just rely on an increased running speed to achieve this. Atlas said that the CW Series also has faster acceleration and deceleration cycles. Compared to a conventional primary film slitter running at 1500 m/min, producing rewind lengths of 8000 m, the Atlas CW Series will have a faster rewind cycle, but at only 1200 m/min.
Atlas has now sold more than 40 of the new CW Series slitter rewinders in widths from 2500 to 10,400 mm for BOPP, BOPET and CPP films. This latest Atlas technology features wireless rewind arm positioning, automatic knife positioning and direct-drive web-path rollers ensuring optimum web tension for films as thin as 6 micron and up to 125 micron. Electrical cabinets are now fully integrated into the machines to reduce the space required for installation with ‘under floor’ service trenches no longer required.
The new generation Titan SR9 Series secondary slitter rewinders will also be presented at K 2013. New features include reduced power consumption and faster set-up time.