PT Surya Multi Indopack has invested in a Universal X6VT slitter rewinder in order to reduce stoppage time and increase productivity.
PTSMI is a converter in Indonesia with dedicated factories for flexo and rotogravure printing. As part of its ongoing expansion, PTSMI needed additional slitting capacity with the flexibility to handle a wide range of substrates.
This resulted in a Universal X6VT slitter rewinder installed at the company’s Rungkut rotogravure facility. The production plant is certified to conform to ISO 22000:2005; a standard requirement for suppliers of food packaging materials. The new X6VT is located in a clean room to ensure standards are maintained.
Mike Wilkinson, Universal Converting Equipment sales executive, said: ‘I have known PTSMI for many years. They are a tough customer; wanting the best equipment and high efficiency. The Universal X6VT has automatic knife positioning (rotary shear and razor), automatic unloading of the finished rolls and automatic core positioning. These automation features greatly reduce set up time for new jobs and dramatically reduce stopped time between sets of rolls.
‘Roll quality is improved due to the accurate setting of knives and cores. Closed loop tension control guarantees that finished rolls are always wound at the correct tension. I worked closely with Rijanto Joesoef, owner of PTSMI, and his team to ensure that the machine met their current and future needs.’
Joesoef added: ‘Dealing with Universal was very easy. It has a large installed base of machines around the world and so were able to understand our needs very well. Installation went very smoothly with a comprehensive training package. We have had a few minor issues following installation that have been quickly dealt with using Universal’s remote diagnostic system. As a backup, it was also good to know that Mike Wilkinson was only a phone call away. We are already seeing the benefits of the automation systems on the X6VT and expect it to be a highly productive addition to our factory.’