Use standard peelable ends for ‘compartment’ cans

Details of a process machine that creates a ‘ledge seal’ on a three-piece tinplate can so that an easy-open aluminium end can be applied without a top ring have been revealed by Blema Kircheis, the German-based manufacturer.The machine offers the feature of a ledge up to 40mm from the top of the can, enabling items such as spoons or...

Combination back-end for D&I food cans

A combined necking, flanging, beading and light-testing machine has been developed for use on two-piece D&I food can lines by Cantec, the Germany-based subsidiary of Soudronic.Replacing a stand-alone flanger and beader and a separate light tester which includes conveying that is at risk of jamming, the high-speed CAN-O-MAT.2PC is said by Cantec to be the perfect back-end machine, making...

Carry handles add convenience to canned craft beers

Craft brewers who are canning their beers and want to add multipack convenience are being targeted with a new design of carry handle being showcased at the Pack Expo East show in Philadelphia next week (27 Feb-1 March).The plastics carry handle produced by Roberts PolyPro is suitable for two, four or six packs of craft beer. Craft brewers can...

Digital base-load gauge for Crown’s customers

A convenient device that can be used for measuring base loads on seamers by brewers and soft drinks customers is being offered by the Customer Technical Service (CTS) team at canmaker Crown Bevcan Europe & Middle East.The Crown Precision Base Load Gauge is the product of years of technical know how and experience within CTS . Its aim is...

Testing for the performance, and sound, of easy opening

A testing rig that enables the performance of easy-open ends on filled cans to be measured, and the sound of the opening process to be recorded, has been launched by UK-based Stable Micro Systems.The specialists in texture analysis have developed the system for use by fillers of food and beverage cans to measure the force required to lift the...

Flexible platform for stainless seamers

The latest range of Somme seamers for round cans from Talleres Ezquerra in Spain features stainless steel construction and is based on the same platform.The PE series is offered with two, four and six seaming turrets, the most productive of which runs at up to 500 cans per minute.All feature driven lifters, a single roll cover feeder that operates...

Can shaping with a smoother finish

A can body expanding machine that enables smoother shapes to be achieved has been developed for the canmaking industry by Cantec, the Soudronic subsidiary.The Cantec spread expander has already been used successfully by Ardagh for the manufacture of shaped cans for premium infant formula products.Of the processes for shaping cans that are available to canmakers, which include blow molding...

Seamer from Ferrum for the craft brewer

A low-volume can seaming machine that meets the needs of the craft brewing industry has been developed by Ferrum.The three-head FerruCraft FC03 machine is said to offer simple operation, fast adaptability to a range of can formats, and outstanding performance for the price.Using high-quality materials and manufactured to the same standards as Switzerland-based Ferrum’s high-speed machines, the FC03 is...

High-speed laser coding in harsh conditions

Designed to deliver clear, legible and durable codes on to aluminium cans, and with a high IP rating, the F720i fibre laser from Domino is said to be particularly suited to withstand the harsh production environments and high-speed coding demands of the beverage canning sector.With an IP65 rating and robust design, the fibre laser is capable of maintaining continuous...