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...

Sustainable multi-pack for cans adds colour

A beverage can multi-pack carrier launched earlier this year that is said to be the most environmentally-sustainable of its type on the market is now available in four colours.Said to contain the least amount of plastics material of any six-pack carrier, WaveGrip is made from blown-extruded multi-layer polythene film that is claimed to be both recyclable and photo-degradable.WaveGrip Colours...

KHS aims its latest can filling machine at craft brewers

A can filling and closing machine that features all the technical innovations of the KHS Group’s high-end offerings has been designed for easy installation and to meet the lower-capacity needs of small to medium-sized craft brewers.The Innofill CAN Compact is configured for low to medium outputs of 10,000 to 48,000 cans per hour. The compact filler and seamer combination...

Improve beverage can handling in high-speed applications

Two conveying chain designs for the beverage can industry that have less weight and offer lower energy consumption have been launched by US-based Rexnord.The 1040 Series Magnetflex TableTop Chain is for single-track, mass side-flexing conveying applications. The chain is 40 percent lighter and easier to install with its patented Pin Retention design.The 1001-84mm Series MatTop Chain is for high-speed,...

All-in-one thermoplastic compound lining

An ‘all-in-one’ machine for lining thermoplastic compounds in lug caps, closures and pull-open caps has been developed by German manufacturer Alfons Haar.Offering complete PVC-free closure lining from granulate to the finished cap, the machine processes closures with diameters from 38 to 82mm. Capacity is from 125 to 500 closures per minute with from one to four lanes.Key features include...

Table top seamer helps testing at Crown’s Custines plant

Crown’s beverage can plant in northern France is now capable of double seaming its cans for testing following the installation of an INOX 10BEVM table-top seamer.Prior to the seamer’s installation, the Custines plant, which recently had a second aluminium can line commissioned, sent its cans to Crown’s R&D centre at Wantage in the UK to be seamed before they...

Tester that reproduces the effects of shipping damage

A testing system that replicates the behaviour of beverage cans during transportation has been developed by TQC. Failures resulting from scuffing and friction may be very costly for a drinks manufacturer if the result is leaks from a pressurised can wrecking a whole pallet load, or more. Netherlands-based TQC’s Comprehensive Abrasion Tester (CAT) is a universal test machine for testing coating quality...

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