OPP Film S.A. of Peru, part of Oben Holding Group, will become the first company this year to install and commission Atlas Converting Equipment’s CW5400 Series slitter rewinder at 4.8m wide.
The first of two CW5400 film slitters ordered will be installed at OPP Film in Lima, Peru during the third quarter of this year and will be processing the world’s widest metallized BOPP film currently available at 4,500mm, according to Atlas Converting Equipment. The second CW5400 film slitter will be installed and commissioned early in 2015.
The Atlas CW Series has been designed to cope with the increasing speed of film production lines and also has faster acceleration and deceleration cycles.
Compared to a conventional film slitter running at 1,500m/min. producing rewind lengths of 8,000m, the Atlas CW Series will have a faster rewind cycle, but at only 1,200m/min. When running much longer rewind lengths at a speed of 1,500m/min., together with faster acceleration & deceleration cycles, the new CW Series far out-performs conventional film slitters, said the company.
The Atlas CW5400 Series is available in widths from 3,600-5,400mm and the complete CW Series of more compact film slitting solutions now covers machine widths from 2,500mm to 10,400mm with running speeds up to 1,500m/min.
This latest Atlas technology features wireless rewind arm positioning, automatic knife positioning and direct drive web path rollers ensuring optimum web tension for films as thin as 6 micron and up to 125 micron. Electrical cabinets are now fully integrated in to the machines to reduce the space required for installation with “under floor” service channels no longer required, introduces the company.