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Film plant gets upgrade after 22 years

URC Film Division, a film production plant, has upgraded its two Atlas CW960AP slitter rewinders.

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The Philipino-based film production plant’s last upgrade was in 2000

The original machines were supplied in 1996 and 2000 meaning the two slitter rewinders were running at maximum capacity to keep up with the increased film production.

The upgrade which was completed by Atlas Converting Equipment itself, included upgrading the winding method and adding anti-static bars. The machines are now capable of operating at a higher speed and delivering higher quality final packages.

Ramon Augustines, business unit general manager for URC Film Division, comments: “We have been exceptionally pleased with the upgrades performed by the Atlas team, the upgraded machines have met all of our expectations, we may look to further performance upgrades in the future.”

As well as performance upgrades, Atlas Converting Equipment also upgraded safety fences to the latest European standards, increasing the safety of the operators.

These two machines had been in service for a good length of time and in that time, technology has moved forward. Here we have a clear example of how our customers can benefit from upgrading their older machines at a lower cost than replacing them completely and still achieve the required performance

Both machines have also been fitted with the Atlas Gateway remote access support which allows Atlas customer service engineers to interrogate the operating systems via remote access, allowing for faster fault diagnostics and reduced down time.

URC Film Divisions’ maintenance team made the most of having the Atlas Converting Equipment specialists on site, taking the opportunity to improve their knowledge and experience of the machines, whilst fully servicing the machines with the support of the Atlas team.

Kevin Murphy, upgrades sales manager for Atlas Converting Equipment, says: “These two machines had been in service for a good length of time and in that time, technology has moved forward. Here we have a clear example of how our customers can benefit from upgrading their older machines at a lower cost than replacing them completely and still achieve the required performance.”

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