Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd. has announced that during 2014 it is celebrating 50 years of excellence in slitting & rewinding technology for its TITAN range of products. To mark the occasion, special '50th Anniversary’ Open House events will be held during the autumn of 2014 at Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd. in Bedford (UK) and at Atlas Converting North America, Inc. in Charlotte, NC (USA), when the latest Titan slitter rewinder technology will be demonstrated.
All Titan slitter rewinders sold for delivery during 2014 will feature a special 50th Anniversary machine livery and those customers will also receive a commemorative gift. Pages dedicated to the 50th Anniversary are viewable on the Atlas-Titan website with a history of the company, machines and milestones, which all started back in 1964 in London.
Sales of the Titan SR6 duplex slitter rewinder were the most successful in the history of Titan slitter rewinders (1990 - 2000)
The first Titan duplex slitter rewinder was built by Frank F. Pershke Ltd. that year when the company was based in Bow, in the east end of London and the SR1 model was the first machine introduced in the Titan SR Series. It was sold to Independent Newspapers Ltd. in Dublin, Ireland but unfortunately was never installed as a result of hitting a low bridge during transportation! Not surprisingly, the SR2 model replaced it the following year and by the mid-1970s sales of the Titan SR3 slitter were rapidly gathering momentum.
Following re-location of the company to south London and in a period of no more than 10 years, the Titan name had become established as a successful twin-shaft cantilever slitter rewinder and had been exported and installed in many countries around the world. Its success was of course in part linked to the huge development of extruded plastic film used for flexible packaging materials, which expanded rapidly worldwide during the 1970s, 80s and 90s.
Of all the Titan SR duplex slitter rewinders produced over the years, the SR6 model was the most successful with 570 machines sold over a period of almost 10 years from 1990 to the year 2000. Currently, the SR9 Series is bench-marking slitting & rewinding technology with many unique design features to maximize productivity for converters.
The Titan brand has become synonymous globally with high quality and high performance slitting & rewinding technology and with more than 2,500 installations in over 70 countries it is widely acknowledged as a leading supplier in its market sector.
Source: Atlas Converting Equipment