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New Slitter/Rewinder Boosts Productivity at Gilbreth Packaging

CROYDON, PA--CMS Gilbreth Packaging Systems, Inc., a division of Cenveo Labels & Packaging, has recently installed a ‘new generation’ Titan SR9-DT Dual Turret slitter rewinder at its production facility, 20 miles Northeast of Philadelphia. Gilbreth is a leader in flexible packaging, labeling solutions and key innovator in the ever-changing shrink sleeve marketplace. A forerunner within a group of flexography focused U.S. shrink sleeve converters, Gilbreth introduced gravure printing on shrink films. 

Gilbreth’s new Titan SR9-DT slitter is 65-in. wide with capacity up to 27.5-in. rewind reel diameters on both 3-in. and 6-in. cores. It can process a wide range of materials to a minimum slit width of 1-in. and can run at 3,300 fpm. Additionally, it has an automatic electronic slit reel unloading system to meet the expanding production requirements of the compan and features an automatic knife positioning system with 30+ Dienes knives.  The Titan SR9-DT includes the Optimum Roll Conditioning and Guider to Knife Positioning systems which help reduce material waste for a more sustainable solution.

“We are very impressed with the productivity of the new Titan SR9-DT turret slitter,” commented Brian Garnett, vice prsident and general manager at Gilbreth. “Set-up for rewinding multiple narrow slit widths for our labels business is systematic and streamlined. Downtime between reel set changeovers is virtually non-existent. This investment has made an extremely positive impact to our slitting capabilities.”