Atlas Converting North America, Inc., is pleased to report a highly successful inauguration of its new Demonstration Center at a recent ‘Open House’ event on September 20th & 21st in Charlotte, NC.

The Titan SR9-DT rewinder demonstration was processing a 50 micron, clear BOPP plastic film supplied in collaboration with Triangle Plastics, Inc. a leading converter based in Raleigh, NC. The demos were running at speeds of up to 3,300 ft/min. (1,000 m/min.) with turret cycle times of less than 30 seconds.

In the development of the Titan SR9 Series, Atlas focused its product development strategy on achieving significant reductions in machine downtime for printers and converters, with lower operator intervention and also reduction of costly waste materials - which all adds up to outstanding gains in productivity and sustainability.

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 machine 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 rewinder was launched last November at ICE Europe 2011 and the Dual Shaft (DS) module was introduced earlier this year. The Single Turret (ST) module is due to be introduced early next year.

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 3,300 ft/min. (1,000 m/min). The SR9 Series is available in two widths - 65 and 88 ins (1650 and 2250 mm).

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.

A new Service platform for both the Atlas & Titan range of slitter rewinders is now in place. This provides 24/7 customer service & support operations with engineers based locally in Charlotte.

Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd.