FFP Packaging Solutions To Install Titan Slitter Rewinder
FFP Packaging Solutions, a supplier of flexible packaging materials based in Northampton, UK, is to install a new Titan SR9-DT Dual Turret rewinder from Atlas Converting Equipment in June.
‘We have had a close association with Titan slitter rewinders for many years,’ explained Tom Bewley, production manager for FFP Packaging Solutions. ‘Our existing Titan slitters have performed extremely well over the years and reliability has been second to none. So once we saw a demonstration of the new Titan SR9-DT twin turret rewinder at last year’s Ice Europe exhibition in Munich, in November, we were seriously impressed with what this machine could do for our high volume slitting requirements to meet expanding production.’
The Titan SR9 Series 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 Duplex 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 Dual Shaft (DS) module was introduced at the drupa 2012 exhibition and will be followed by the Single Turret (ST) module later this year for a wide range of flexible materials including plain, printed, coated or metalized 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 on the DT model.
A newly designed Linear Tracking Slitter (LTS) section ensures short and constant web length between the knives and the rewind shafts for improved web control, giving high side wall quality of rewind reels and also reducing the possibility of waste material. The Titan SR9-DT to be installed at FFP will feature an electronic slit reel unloading system.
The Titan SR9-DT rewinder can process a wide range of flexible materials including plain, printed, coated or metalized film from 10 to 200 micron, a wide range of laminates and paper from 40 to 200 gsm at speeds up to 1000 m/min (3,300 ft/min). The minimum slit width can be as narrow as 20mm (less than 1 inch).
SOURCE: FFP Packaging Solutions