Non-destructive seam analysis developments

Further developments have been made to CMC-Kuhnke’s non-destructive double-seam inspection systems.Its SEAMscan XTS II carries out cross-sectional measurements and a 36-degree tightness scan on filled cans by using X-rays, eliminating time-consuming work such as emptying, rinsing, drying, cutting seams and tearing down seams for tightness inspection.In 45 seconds, the system takes the measurements which are converted into a virtual...

Pulsed-light sterilisation for infant formula cans

What is claimed to be the first ever pulsed-light sterilisation system suitable for cans of infant formula powder is to be launched this month by French specialist Claranor.A key feature of the ‘dry’ system is that it uses air cooling, instead of closed water cooling, ensuring the heat is not released in the environment around the conveyor but eliminated...

End-of-line inspection for aerosol cans

A comprehensive inspection system that checks cans, particularly those for aerosol products, at the end of a production line has been launched in a collaboration between German manufacturers Mühlbauer and Sprimag.Called CIM, the system covers all quality aspects of the finished cans at line speed, lifting them from the output conveyor of the necking machine, placing them under a...

Covered flexible multi-pack carrier for cans

A multi-pack carrier for beverage cans that is said to provide enhanced hygiene protection throughout the supply chain has been launched by the same firm that designed the WaveGrip carrier.WaveSafe is a covered flexible multi-pack carrier that features an additional layer of recyclable and photodegradable PE material to cover the top of the cans. This, says the manufacturer, provides...

Twist-off lids inspected at 1,200 per minute

A high-speed inspection system for twist-off cap exteriors launched by Italy’s Sacmi Imola has been installed at a number of customers’ plants.The Decocap 360-3D uses five video cameras, one of which captures the top of the lid while the other four examine the side walls.The use of Sacmi’s proprietary illumination unit and software enables a two-dimensional image to be...

Wide field and high speeds for laser marker

In response to demand for higher- performance laser marking systems, Videojet Technologies has expanded its range with the launch of the Videojet 3640. A CO2 laser system, it is engineered to process complex codes at the highest speeds, with the industry’s widest mark field.The 3640 is capable of processing more than 1,000 variable codes per minute with dot matrix...

More durable wicket oven uses less energy

A new design of wicket curing oven that is claimed to offer energy savings and lower maintenance requirements has been developed by Hebenstreit Metal Decorating GmbH (HMD) in Germany.For curing the coatings or decoration on tinplate or TFS sheets, the oven traditionally uses wickets to support them using a guidance system during their passage through the curing process.In the...

Canning machine for large and overfilled vegetable cans

A machine that is said to efficiently close and seam large and even overfilled food cans has been launched by Germany’s Lanico.The fully-automated GSVA 365 seamer is optimised to process ‘hefty’ cans up to 230mm in diameter and 300mm high at up to 1,800 per hour.It has been designed for canning vegetables, mushrooms, pickles, gherkins or sausages – products...

Actuator for shaving gel and foam aerosol cans

A contemporary-looking actuator for aerosol cans containing shaving gel and foam has been added to the range offered by Lindal Group.Called Henry, the actuator is said to meet demand for a one-piece spray cap. Lindal says the smooth crafted top makes it comfortable to apply finger pressure and is more ergonomically appealing.“The innovative new shape actuator will give brand...

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