ACF Labels DLC have purchased another Ashe Converting Equipment Diamond slitter rewinder to its conversion department, showing its ongoing commitment to the South African and African labels market. This follows on from numerous investments made in the past 12 months, including a W&H Miraflex CI printing press.
The new slitter will increase capacity in the plant, maximize outputs and also provide superior quality due to its high level technological advancements.
The slitter will be fully operational by the end of the third quarter of the year, in anticipation of the traditional seasonal surge of beverage demand in the fourth quarter.
The reliability and productivity of the first ASHE machine made the decision for the second machine easy for DLC.
The Diamond model slitter rewinder from ASHE has been very well received since it’s launch at the K exhibition in 2007.
The machine features a shaftless unwind with an electric reel lift and digital edge guider. Tension isolation is achieved through ASHE’s unique vacuum roller design giving the machine superior flexibility to run a wide range of products. Coreless trim winders will also be installed on the Diamond at DLC. The trim winder is an energy efficient solution to handling trim and also eliminates the need for bundling up trip from trim bins.
A maximum speed of 500m/min and other features such as laser core positioning make the Diamond a highly productive machine.