Cloud-based monitoring service for print

A cloud-based service that enables users of Linx Printing Technologies printers to monitor the performance and availability of their jobs – such as ink-jet coding on cans – has been launched.Called Linx Printernet, the system enables users to see in real-time the printer status for each job, with regular messages informing operators how the job is running as planned.Printernet...

Gloss varnish and five blacks added to ink range

An ink range, including a gloss varnish, along with five variations of black, has been developed by German company Zeller+Gmelin.The Uvaflex FCM Y81 colour range complete the current FCM generation that was launched by the Eislingen-based printing ink manufacturer in 2017. The range is said to feature low migration potential and good printing properties.Zeller+Gmelin’s YL-7G106 gloss varnish ensures safe...

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...