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...

Chinese customer for first Hexad conversion press

First customer for the ‘nest generation’ Hexad beverage end conversion press launched by SLAC Precision Equipment earlier this year will be in China.Delivery of the high-speed press to the undisclosed customer is expected to be next May.The conversion system for beverage ends up to 202 is based on a Minster ECH-125 Press which until recently had been fitted with...

Non-pvc PT closure line starts up in Lithuania

In a first for the company, Alfons Haar has shipped its first press-on twist-off (PT) closure line featuring non-pvc sealing compound to a customer in Lithuania and the line is starting up imminently.The German canmaking equipment manufacturer had been developing the principles of a modern PT line before the EU directive that controlled the migration of plasticizers from pvc...

Join the dots for a sustainable can multi-pack

A multi-packing system for drinks cans that groups containers by using dots of adhesive has been launched by NMP Systems, part of the KHS group based in Germany.Nature MultiPack is said to make the multi-pack stable, yet easily openable, and offers a more sustainable alternative than shrink films.First customer to use Nature Multipack will be the Carlsberg Group for...

Second KBA metal decorating press ordered in US

Metal decorating equipment manufacturer KBA-MetalPrint is celebrating following a second order for its top-of-the-range MetalStar 3 press from a 'billion-dollar' canmaker in the US.The second order by an undisclosed canmaker follows that of a Metalstar 3 installed at Ball's expanded decoration and metal services centre at Canton, Ohio, which was acquired from Sonoco Phoenix.The Germany-based print specialist is keen...

First ‘bloc’ can filler and seamer from Krones

A self-contained beer and beverage can filling and seaming machine is the first of its type to be launched by Germany’s Krones.The ‘bloc’ volumetric Modulfill VFS-C can filler has a rotary configuration that is suitable for small and large outputs and, depending on the container size and format, handles between 18,000 and 135,000 cans an hour.Filling precision is provided...

Coding ink that’s ideal for food cans

The range of specialist coding inks offered by Linx Printing Technologies has been extended with a formula that overcomes the challenges of oily surfaces.Black oil-penetrating ink 1062 is able to print effectively through light layers of oil onto a wide range of materials, including tinplate and aluminium.Compatible with the full range of Linx 8900 printers, Linx 1062 ink...

Twin-roll beader for downgauging larger food cans

The range of Can-O-Mat beading machines offered by canmaking equipment manufacturer Cantec has been extended with a model that will enable downgauging of larger-diameter three-piece food cans.Horizontal beads are used to stiffen the walls of the tinplate food cans, so that they resist the pressure used in cooking retorts. Cantec, based in Germany and part of the Swiss Soudronic...

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