Vacuum pumps that halve energy costs

A range of variable-speed vacuum pumps that are claimed to have the potential to halve energy costs have been launched by Atlas Copco.The GHS 3800-5400 VSD+ rotary screw pumps are particularly suited for large industrial vacuum users in the canning and food packaging industries.Users can reduce their energy consumption by up to 50 per cent if they upgrade their...

Optimised canning lines for powdered products

Canning lines manufactured by Swiss Can Machinery (SCM) for the packing of powdered products such as infant formula have been updated with more refined gassing systems.The modified atmosphere can filling and seaming machines have the option of V-Matic, which includes evacuating, or G-Matic gassing, enabling residual oxygen in the cans to be reduced to 0.5 percent and 2 percent...

More capacity for Huber’s pail closer

A safe closing system for use in the filling of large pails has been increased in capacity by Huber Packaging.Top Expand makes it possible to automatically close Huber’s tinplate containers – such as pails and hobbocks used for the packaging of hazardous materials – with a lever lock ring ergonomically.This design eliminates the need to manually close the lock...

Can washer with better productivity

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...

Bottom former that controls the D&I process

A so-called ‘hybrid’ bottom former for beverage cans has been launched by Pride Engineering.Used in a D&I bodymaker, Pride’s Synapse bottom former is said to deliver a range of capabilities, enabling operators to combine productionefficiency with quality, visibility and production optimisation, resulting in greater manufacturing efficiencies, increased process capabilities and improved line performance.“After several years of research and development, we’re excited to launch the new Synapse product line to the...

Moving into colour inspection systems

A new design of Shell Gauge launched by Sencon last year at Cannex in Denver has been installed at a customer in China, with further units due for installation later this year.It is one of a number of new products either launched or being upgraded by the Anglo-American inspection system manufacturer, says group marketing manager Andrew Hinks, who is...

Vision system identifies defect locations

A ‘new generation’ version of the Orion vision system for 100 percent inspection of beverage can labels at line speed has been under development by Applied Vision.Said to be the only vision system that is traceable to the standards of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the latest version of Orion captures images of labels at 3,000 cans...

Measuring front-end cups and cans together

Latest product from Australia’s Versatile Technology is the Automatic Front End Gauge for measuring the cups and bright cans on a D&I beverage can line.“It’s the only one that on the market to do that,” says Versatile’s Gerard Dean, “and typically it is being used in locations such as Crown’s new plant at Nichols, New York.”Cups from the front...

The next big thing in vision systems

Latest vision inspection system to be launched by Germany’s Ibea is Cube, which is described as an all-in-one version of the UC-Vis that can be use in a variety of applications.Cube is designed for the inspection of a range of products such as lids for jars, twist-off caps, easy-open ends, two- and three-piece cans and draw-redraw cans in diameters...