KTI is a world-class American manufacturer of automatic splicers and turret rewinders serving numerous markets including tag and label, package printing, converting and more. KTI produces cutting edge equipment with a solid steel frame and precise engineering in an operator friendly design resulting in highly dependable, durable equipment.
KTI is a world-leading manufacturer of automatic splicers, turret rewinders and other web handling equipment for a variety of industries including label, packaging, narrow web film and many others. With thousands of machines in operations world-wide, KTI continues to improve product lines to meet the needs of the expanding narrow web converting industry. In 2019, KTI moved to a brand new state-of-the-art facility joining its parent company, Quantum Design, and 4 additional product lines under one roof.
KTI’s latest turret rewinder, the MTR Series, offers a brand new roll closure system with inline print and apply allowing customers to add various product and production information to the roll closure labels. This may include product codes, lot numbers, job numbers, date of production and more. These labels are automatically printed and applied to the finished rolls before they are removed from the machine.
In addition, the machine automatically loads cores onto the machine eliminating the need for an operator to load and utilizing a sophisticated, unique design. This leaves more time for the operator to focus on machine efficiency and package finished rolls. The automatic core loading allows for faster turret cycle times permitting shorter rolls to be run at higher line speeds. Other options include automatic tail gluing, a roll closure system, finished roll removal and more.
KTI’s line of automatic lap and butt splicers allow for non-stop continuous production. The ZC Series Automatic Butt Splicer offers an operator-friendly cantilever design with a single method splice preparation assuring reliable splicing. An integrated festoon allows splicing at full line speed. Common features such as robust solid steel plate construction, industry standard components and a user friendly design make this a cost effective solution for increasing production throughput. Add an automatic turret rewinder for continuous run, end to end.
In August 2018, CTC joined KTI under the ownership of Quantum Design. Over the years, CTC has grown due to the success of their 800C Unwind Tension Compensator product line; a basic, completely servo mechanism for controlling unwind tension on rolls of film, foil, paper, tape, wire and similar materials. It can be used in any roll fed application which has moderate acceleration characteristics, does not require extremely low tension and does not have severe intermittent web dynamics.
Also available from CTC are Splicer Mechanisms, an alternative to buying a complete Automatic Splicer. Splicer Mechanisms make automatic splicing more economical for both OEM’s and End Users. The control program flowchart and schematics for operation are provided. Pneumatic valves are also available as an option.
For the past 6 years, KTI has operated under the ownership of Quantum Design Inc., a leader in the automation controls industry. For over 30 years Quantum Design has been serving the automation controls market by designing, building and deploying control systems throughout the world. Quantum’s commitment is to provide cost effective solutions using the most appropriate, reliable technologies. Quantum Design's combination of engineering strength and control panel production experience is unique and allows KTI to offer customers a higher level of customer service.
As worldwide competition expands, printers and converters have to take advantage of every opportunity available. That opportunity is efficient web handling equipment from Quantum Design’s product line, KTI.
While the latest ZC Series retains its functionality, its streamlined design uses more simplified components.