Titan SR9 Series Slitter Rewinders
The next generation TITAN SR9 Series slitter rewinders from Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd. (UK) not only introduces a new technology platform for higher performance & improved productivity, but also provides a more flexible and sustainable solution in slitting & rewinding.
Titan has focused its product development strategy on achieving significant reductions for converters in machine downtime, 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 new TITAN SR9 Series slitter rewinder technology was launched at the end of last year with the new Titan SR9-DT Dual Turret rewinder. A Dual Shaft (DS) module will be available later this year followed by a Single Turret (ST) module.
The concept of the Titan SR9 Series technology platform features 3 separate machine modules of unwind, slitter & rewind sections. The idea being that a converter only need change the rewind section of the slitter from a Dual Shaft (DS) to a Single Turret (ST) or Dual Turret (DT) configuration, without the need to change the existing unwind and slitting modules.
Innovative engineering design has led to application for 4 patents on the Titan SR9-DT model, one of which, the Turret Support Device (TSD) has already been granted. These advanced designs have led to significant improvements in quality of slit reels, reduction of set-up time and increased productivity. As an example, the 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 new features provide exceptional performance and productivity at speeds of up to 3,300 ft/min (1,000 m/min).
Acceleration Speed Control (ASC) and Predictive Stopping Control (PSC) ensure the fastest acceleration and stopping to minimise machine downtime.
Knife Positioning Systems (KPS3) from a manual Positive Positional Device to semi-auto & fully automatic (male & female) knife positioning meet all production demands. A pre-setting system ensures all running parameters are ready from the first set, reducing operator intervention.
The time required for reel set changes is greatly reduced with the Rewind Core Positioning (RCP3) system using either laser, servo or a fully automated system. The Rewind Clamp Cut-off mechanism (RCC) automatically cuts all slit web tails, saving operator intervention for either the DS or DT rewind modules. Automatic Tape Down (ATD) then secures all tails to the reels and new rewind cores, enabling a fast re-start.
To maintain focus on its objectives for sustainability, the Titan SR9 Series has many features for achieving reductions in the use of energy and of waste materials.
The Guider Knife Positioning (GKP2) system not only saves time in setting up the knives but also significantly reduces the amount of wasted material pulled through the slitter for alignment.
The SR9 Series features a Moving Splice Table (MSTV) which is ergonomically positioned at the unwind to enable fast, accurate and minimal waste removal, with precise splicing.
Elimination of all hydraulics on the SR9 Series has helped to provide a cleaner environment and a considerable reduction in energy consumption. The use of high efficiency motors and regenerative braking makes the SR9 Series the most energy efficient slitter 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.