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Bearings from Rodriguez prove first choice at Atlas Converting

08 March 2021

R.A. Rodriguez (U.K.) Ltd is supplying large turntable bearings and steel spur gears for use in a new generation of slitter-rewinder machines being built by Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd.

Machines of this type are used for the processing of products such as flexible packaging materials, film and laminates. The quality and lead time of the turntable bearings and spur gears, alongside selection advice provided by R.A. Rodriguez (U.K.) Ltd, led to the initial purchase decision.

Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd is a global supplier and provider of solutions in slitting and rewinding technology, as well as finished roll-handling systems. The company’s Atlas and Titan brands are recognised around the world, with over 4,000 installations of primary and secondary slitter rewinders in over 80 countries.

Increasing demand for thinner BoPET (biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalate) films and clear barrier coatings, as well as a trend towards sustainable, biodegradable and compostable products, means that new challenges are emerging for convertor shops worldwide. Developing into new markets with extensive research and development, the latest technology from Atlas Converting enables complex products to be processed in their optimum condition, ensuring good quality rewind reels, maximised production, and minimised waste. Further market demand is seeing more and more converter shops seeking compact solutions.

“We are world-known as producing well-engineered, quality slitter-rewinders, but we have chosen to introduce an entry-level version of our well-tested dual turret machine to better serve customers working with certain budget constraints,” explains Andrew Wood, Marketing & Communications Manager at Atlas Converting. “As a result, we set about developing our brand-new Titan ER610-DT.”

From three years in research and development, and a multi-million-pound investment in new parts design and processes, this new Compact Dual Turret Slitter Rewinder demonstrates unparalleled build standards with solid and dependable engineering from the outset. The ER610-DT project ensured unequalled combinations of operator safety, yet huge productivity improvements and reduced machine download times. 

Read the full article in the March issue of DPA.

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