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Raimondi & Son, Inc. grows from caramel apples to contract slitting with third Titan ER610

Monday, 30 March 2015

Since the early 1960's, Vito Raimondi took an interest in producing old fashioned caramel apples and he not only mastered the art of producing the ultimate caramel apple but also invented and patented the caramel apple dipping machine.

Later on, Raimondi & Son, Inc. was incorporated in 1977 and is located in Morristown, Tennessee (USA). The family owned business currently builds caramel apple production lines for other catering suppliers across the United States but in more recent years the company has expanded successfully and rapidly by becoming a significant contract film slitting business.

In 2009, Vito and his son Frank took the decision to invest in a Titan ER610 compact slitter rewinder to boost their contract film slitting operations. Since then, this business has grown rapidly and a second Titan ER610 model was added the following year with a third machine which commenced production at the end of 2014. All three machines are 1650mm (65”) wide but the ER610 is also available in a 1350mm (53”) width. The Raimondis currently operate these machines 24 hours a day.

Frank Raimondi (left) with father Vito and the recently installed third Titan ER610 compact slitter 

The ER610 duplex slitter has been a great success for Titan. First launched in 2008, more than 150 machines have now been installed worldwide for converters of flexible packaging materials, from large multinational corporations to smaller contract converters like Raimondi.

The slitter features a pneumatically controlled braking system and a digital edge guide system controls lateral movement of the unwind reel to +/- 2in (50 mm). All of the ER610 slitters installed at Raimondi include an integral edge trim extraction system and a laser core positioning system.

However, Raimondi Films, Inc. is specialized in custom slitting of BOPP and other types of materials, assuring customers of a quick turn-around and high quality processing whether for a small or a large order. ‘No job is too small,’ claims the company’s website.

“The Titan ER610 slitter is a great performer for our business, ” commented Frank Raimondi, Vice President of Raimondi Films, Inc.

“We are very happy with them. They are robust and reliable and very simple to operate which is just what we need for our 24/7 operations. Plus we have a great back-up service with Atlas-Titan being based in Charlotte, NC which is only two hours away. And they treat us like family, not a customer,” Frank added.

The ER610 is a more sustainable solution with reduced power consumption, no hydraulics for oil-free, hygienic operation, un-lubricated compressed air for zero oil/air emissions and its ‘one-piece’ design also enables rapid installation and commissioning.

The Titan ER610 slitters installed at Raimondi Films, Inc. in 2009 & 2010

 

“These features work great for our plant,” Frank further explained. “Our power bill is affordable and we do not need a very big space to operate these machines. This helps because we keep our slitting room climate controlled for both the operators and the film. We are also budgeting for another ER610 - hopefully in the mid to later part of 2015,” he confirmed.

“We are delighted to have supplied a third ER610 slitter to Raimondi,” added Brian Stiff, former Sales Manager at Atlas Converting North America, Inc. but now based at AtlasTitan in the UK. “I have seen how Raimondi’s film slitting business has grown over the last few years and we wish Frank & Vito every success for the future,” he concluded.

 

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From the website: http://www.convertingtoday.co.uk/features/featureshear-class-with-slitting-and-rewinding-4503174/

 

One recent example of successful integration of slitting and rewinding equipment by a converter is Raimondi & Son, Inc from New Jersey. The family owned business has expanded from Caramel Apple production lines for other catering suppliers across the United States to becoming a significant contract film slitting business.

All of the ER610 slitters installed at Raimondi include an integral edge trim extraction system and a laser core positioning system.

"The Titan ER610 slitter is a great performer for our business," commented Frank Raimondi, Vice-President of Raimondi Films, Inc. "We are very happy with them. They are robust and reliable and very simple to operate which is just what we need for our 24/7 operations."

The ER610 is a more sustainable solution with reduced power consumption, no hydraulics for oil-free, hygienic operation, un-lubricated compressed air for zero oil/air emissions and its 'one-piece' design also enables rapid installation and commissioning.

"These features work great for our plant," Frank further explained. "Our power bill is affordable and we do not need a very big space to operate these machines. This helps because we keep our slitting room climate controlled for both the operators and the film. We are also budgeting for another ER610 - hopefully in the mid to later part of 2015," he revealed.