A beverage can washer design that offers higher efficiencies in operation has been launched by Greenbank Technologies.

The washer is used on a D&I production line to clean lubricant after cans have been formed in the bodymakers, and then prime them with chemicals before drying them prior to decoration.

Queen’s Award winner Greenbank, which is a leader in the supply of pin-chain ovens and internal bake ovens, has launched its Torrent Two washer to improve productivity and cut the consumption of consumables.

Brian Schofield, who retired from the day-to-day management of Greenbank at the end of April, says that it’s been more than 20 years since there had been any advance in washer design.

“I don’t want to say too much about how we’ve achieved the improvements,” he says.

“But the difference is in the configuration of the spray nozzles, which enable a higher mass flow of the cleaning water. This makes it possible design the washer for either a 20 to 30 percent shorter footprint, or higher productivity with lower chemical use.”

More information from Greenbank Technology Ltd, Unit 3, Greenbank Business Park, Dyneley Road, Blackburn, Lancashire BB1 3AB, UK. Tel: 44 1254 690 555. Fax: 44 1254 690 666. Website: www.greenbanktechnology.co.uk