Atlas Converting Equipment has sold a Titan SR9-DS duplex shaft slitter rewinder to contract converter Applitec, based near Lyon in eastern France.
Applitec was established in 1990 and commenced contract converting operations in 1995. The company has established an extensive clientele including customers throughout Europe, in South Africa, the US and even in Japan for contract slitting and rewinding services.
This is a new-generation slitter rewinder from the Titan family, and is to be installed and commissioned in August. It joins a Titan SR6 that was installed shortly after the company’s founding.
With its modular design of unwind, slitter and rewind sections, the SR9-DS duplex shaft slitter can be upgraded to either a single turret or dual turret (ST or DT) format in the future to meet increased production requirements, by only having to change the rewind module of the slitter.
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, for high side wall quality of rewind reels and also reducing the possibility of waste material.
The design concept of the new generation Titan SR9 series focuses on three key criteria of optimum efficiency, optimum rewind quality and modularity. This was critical in the discussions at Applitec, as was the ability to have the Titan SR9-DS slitter supplied in a width of 2,250mm, which would provide the converter with an advantage in their business as a contract converter.
Michel Junet, owner and founder of Applitec, said: ‘This is a very appealing design concept for our business. Our production volumes are constantly increasing and we have just completed two record months. We are confident that we will be able to meet future capacity whilst ensuring optimum efficiency, thanks to the range of upgrade configurations available on the Titan SR9-DS slitter.’
He added: ‘We installed a Titan SR6 in 1996, which has been a true workhorse for our operations so we were very aware of the build quality, low cost of ownership and performance continuity that comes with a Titan slitter rewinder.
‘We are a small company and operate with a lean structure which does not include dedicated engineers. So reliability and low maintenance are even more important for us.
‘The key to our success is the ability to offer our customers a wider choice of products and the fact that we can process wider reels contributes greatly towards this. Our business also needs be able to convert as many materials as possible, including a wide range of papers, flexible materials and non-wovens. I am confident that the new Titan SR9 will ensure that we can meet the market demands of our business.’