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...

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...

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