Retrofit can oven and washer spoilage reduction system

A retrofit oven and washer spoilage reduction system called TightPACK is available from Integrated Packaging Solutions (IPS) for installation on older can washers that have damaged support rails or in which the washer pack does not run the full mat width. In these situations, many washers result in excessive spoilage due to unsupported cans at the wash stage and on...

Higher speed canning line for craft brewers

Baltimore-based Heavy Seas Beer is the first craft brewer to purchase a higher-speed upgrade of a canning system first launched by Pneumatic Scale Angelus (PSA) – a subsidiary of Barry-Wehmiller Packaging Systems – at a craft brewing show in the US last year. Heavy Seas Beer will be the first to install PSA’s CB100 craft line, which made its debut...

Crown launches new capping service package

Crown Food Europe, a business unit of Crown Holdings, has introduced a comprehensive service package for food manufacturers, which includes the sale of its high-performance capping technology, ancillary components and expert technical support for the machine’s service life. The package, which replaces the company’s previous model of leasing equipment, enables brand owners to benefit from a lower total cost of...

Universal end feeder for craft brewers

A universal beverage end feeder for the craft beer industry has been developed by Italian company Imeta.EZ Feed is said to be easily installed on any can seamer, ranging from a single head up to multi-spindle machines. With some simple changes, it is capable of feeding any beverage lid: 200, 202, 204 and 206, B64 or the CDL...

Hybrid system for SFX on monobloc cans

A hybrid cutting and brushing machine for monobloc aerosol can manufacture, which features both mechanical and optional laser cutting, has been developed by Swiss company PackSys Global.The Zelos cutting and brushing machine enables users to choose between the two types of cutting, with changes from one system to the other achievable within minutes.A compact machine, Zelos is equipped with...

Rapid blanket changing launched by KBA

A system for more quickly changing the blankets on decorating presses has been launched by Germany’s KBA-MetalPrint.The Rapid Blanket Change (RBC) system is said to cut changeover times by more than half, thereby raising efficiency and productivity. The RBC process is initiated by simple push-button control by a single operator.Printing of metal sheets can place high demands on presses,...

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...

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