Since its advent in the 1960s, rewinding technology has developed in leaps and bounds. The latest launch is Valmet Converting's CT 600, which is specifically aimed at meeting high output requirements.
"There have been many Titan machine models over the years, born from developing slitter rewinder technology, from the first Titan SR machines installed back in the 1960s to the latest and very successful Titan SR7 model, launched at Drupa in Germany, in May 2000," said a Titan spokeperson.
However, further new product development is continuing to meet the changing demands of the market. "We are seeing a demand for more modular, automated solutions," explained Alan Johnson, vice president of Titan Slitter Rewinders. "The automated Titan CT 600 turreted system is specifically designed to give a high output, with low machine downtime.
"It can be manually operated, semi-automatic or even provide fully automated slit reel unloading, re-coring, knife positioning and laser core positioning. In short, it is today's machine with tomorrow's technology", he claimed.
The Titan CT 600 is a compact machine and can slit down to less than 50mm, the company claims. It can handle up to 1800mm web widths, at 600mpm with a maximum rewind diameter of 600mm. For web widths up to 2500mm and rewind diameters up to 900mm, Titan has developed the fully automated SMA 900 Series slitter rewinders.
With an overhead web path, the CT 600 turret design means rapid slit-reel changeovers and machines are fitted with Titan 'Quickshaft' differential rewinds with the standard Titan automation system.
"All Titan slitter rewinders now provide the latest computerised machine management systems, with touch-screen control for optimum machine performance," Johnson continued. "We can provide production performance studies according to customers' specific requirements and extensive analysis of machine operation parameters, to find the best slitting solutions for client companies,", he stated.
The first Titan CT 600 machines have already been installed at major converters in Europe - Amcor Flexibles (Europe) in the UK has recently confirmed an order for a second Titan CT 600 slitter rewinder to complement their existing machine, the company stated.
Titan slitter rewinders now total more than 1250 installations world-wide in more than 80 countries.