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Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd. told PlasticsToday that the number of sales inquires the company received at K 2013 was higher than at the K 2010 event.

Heather Caliendo

November 20, 2013

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Atlas & Titan slitter talk sales results from K 2013

Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd. told PlasticsToday that the number of sales inquires the company received at K 2013 was higher than at the K 2010 event. 

The company wouldn't reveal exact numbers but during the K Show, the company was able to conclude sales in South America, the Middle East and SE Asia, mainly for Atlas primary slitter rewinders for BOPP and BOPET film, but also for some secondary slitters as well, including for metallized films. The company also concluded sales for some of its range of smaller Titan secondary slitter rewinders (up to 2 meters wide) to various converters. This included South Africa, in Europe and Turkey. These machines will be used primarily for processing flexible packaging materials.

"In view of the global current market situation for the production of plastic film, we consider this be particularly encouraging for our range of Atlas primary slitter rewnders for film," said Roger Astell, senior manager of communications for Atlas Converting.

The company launched its new Atlas CW3600 and CW1040 series slitting and rewinding technology platform during 2012 and has recently introduced the CW5000 Series available in widths from 3600 to 5400mm. The complete CW Series of more compact film slitting solutions now covers machine widths from 2500mm to 10,400mm at speeds of up to 1500m/min.

Major benefits of the new technology reportedly include higher efficiency, increased productivity and reliability, higher quality rewind reels, reduced noise levels and more effective, operator-friendly control systems.

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The new Atlas CW1040 Series primary slitter rewinder for film

The new Atlas CW1040 series has been designed to cope with the increasing speed of film production lines and reportedly has faster acceleration and deceleration cycles. Compared to a conventional primary film slitter running at 1,500m/min. producing rewind lengths of 8,000m, the Atlas CW Series will have a faster rewind cycle, but at only 1200m/min.

Atlas has now sold more than 50 of the new CW Series slitter rewinders in widths from 2500mm to 10,400mm 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 in to the machines to reduce the space required for installation with 'under floor' service channels no longer required, providing a 'flat floor' installation.

The new generation Titan SR9 Series secondary slitter rewinders were also presented at K 2013. New features include reduced power consumption, faster set-up time and improved sustainability.

Typically, with high levels of machine automation, the SR9 slitter rewinder stop-time is reduced to only 30 seconds between rewind reel sets which enables huge gains in slitting and rewinding productivity.

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