TC Transcontinental is one of Canada’s largest printers, with operations in print, flexible packaging, publishing and digital media, and the company has over 8,000 employees. In May 2014 TC Transcontinental acquired Capri Packaging, a producer of flexible packaging based in two locations in Clinton, Missouri, USA, from Schreiber food.
As part of an expansion plan to meet increased demand for its flexible packaging solutions a new Titan SR800 slitter rewinder was added to the existing fleet of slitter rewinders operating within TC Transcontinental Packaging, a division of TC Transcontinental.
The Titan SR800 was selected over other brands as the staff at TC Transcontinental Packaging have very good experience with the reliability and operational performance of Titan slitter rewinders, plus the compatibility of accessories and the ability to consolidate the new machine into the existing Titan maintenance scheduling was seen as a real benefit to the operations team.
As with all slitting and rewinding processes, the biggest challenge and risk to the final quality of the rewound package is in controlling the tension of the web, the Titan SR800 features Titans, ‘Differential Winding System’ and ‘S’ wrap roller drive which ensure constant rewind tension.
Utilising, ‘ball locks’ the differential winding system provides constant tension irrespective of what different slit widths are being rewound onto the same shaft. Another key feature is the adoption of AC digital servo motors and controls which drive the web through an ‘S’ wrap roller drive ensuring extremely precise web tension control. This wrap drive isolates the tension between unwind and rewind sections of the machine minimising fluctuations in tension and delivering the optimum operation of the slitting knives.
Jeff Lasley, general manager for TC Transcontinental Packaging, said: “The reliability and performance of our existing Titan fleet of slitter rewinders plus the service and support we get from Atlas Converting made the choice of the Titan SR800 easy for us. Our operators are already familiar with the operation of Titan machines and the new machine can be integrated into our existing maintenance schedule. This allows us to get the SR800 up to operational production in the shortest time in order to meet our high expectations”.
Rod Balke, maintenance team leader for TC Transcontinental Packaging also added: “Our history with Atlas Titan slitters has been extremely positive. The SR800 is a quality product delivering excellent web control and final roll profile. We have Titan slitters that have been in operation for 20 years. Atlas has supported those products and continue to do so today”.