Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd. celebrates 50 years of success for Titan slitter rewinders
Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd. celebrated 50 years of excellence in slitting & rewinding technology for its TITAN range of products during 2014. To mark the occasion, special '50th Anniversary' Open House events was held at Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd. in Bedford (UK), when the latest Titan slitter rewinder technology was demonstrated. All Titan slitter rewinders sold for delivery during 2014 featured a special 50th Anniversary machine livery and those customers also received a commemorative gift.
In the beginning (1964-1974)
The first Titan duplex slitter rewinder was built by Frank F. Pershke Ltd. in 1964 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. It was a very basic machine with a single rewind and main motor which were controlled individually to tension the web. It also had a manual brake and web guider.
The SR2 was replaced first by the SR3 with the rewind and main motors linked for better tension control and an automatic brake and web guide. Like the SR2, it could load a 1016mm diameter (40") unwind roll with up to 508mm (20") diameter rewind reel capacity. The Titan SR3 was later upgraded with a regenerative drive fitted and was re-named the Titan SR3R.