Uprated range of welders from Soudronic

Three-piece canmaking systems that produce in excess of 1,000 cans per minute will be shown soon by Swiss manufacturer Soudronic, alongside a range of more flexible medium-speed welders.Soudronic's high-speed Soucan 2075 produces standard 500g food cans from 0.12mm-gauge tinplate at speeds of up to 1,200 a minute – equivalent to a welding speed of 140 metres per minute.The welder...

Welder now compatible with calibration crowns

Swiss welder manufacturer Can Man has redesigned its CM16 series welding machine to be compatible with all types and sizes of calibration crowns from existing ABM Soudronic welders. The development will enable canmakers to reduce the initial installation cost of a CM16 welder, by allowing them to use the calibration crowns from their...

Training for the canmaking process

A range of training packages and production optimising services for canmaking plant operators are being offered by Integrated Packaging Solutions (IPS). Complete equipment training packages for new and experienced operators are available under the CanSchool Training name, including training for front end and back end equipment, delivered both in classrooms and through 'on the job' training at the customer's...

Precise D&I tooling measurement benefits front ends

A measurement system for bodymaker D&I tooling that is designed for the needs of the canmaking industry has been launched by US-based Integrated Packaging Solutions.ToolSCAN is an automated system that takes a longitudinal scan of the punch, providing a profile with accuracy and repeatability.Using non-contact LED micrometer technology, ToolSCAN measures the punch outside diameter, creates a scan. Die inside...

Longer tooling life with harder coating

Eifeler-Lafer has developed a coating process for can tooling said to offer improved hardness which enables re-coating of the tooling without damage.Called Duplex, the low-temperature coating process is suitable for coating tooling for D&I steel and aluminium beverage and food can production lines, and is said to produce a compound of base material and coating which is more resistant...

Orbital retort doors increase production

Canning plants will be able to increase their processing capacity by replacing swing door retorts with orbital door retorts from Allpax.Capacity increases of between 8 and 33 percent are claimed, depending on the current basket capacity of the retort room and can exceed the equivalent basket capacity of installing an additional retort.Allpax orbital door retorts rotate upwards so use...

Valspar website focuses on non-BPA coatings

Valspar’s packaging coatings division has launched a new web site that spotlights its valPure range of non-BPA products for use in the canmaking industry.“The valPure website showcases the expansion of our extensive light metal packaging product portfolio in the non-BPA arena,” said Paul Krueger, global marketing director for Food Packaging Coatings. “The site provides customers with coatings options to...

Seaming beer can lids more cleanly

An expansion of Ferrum’s ferruCompact line of can seamers, the FC06, is aimed at medium-sized breweries as well as drinks canners. The machine is said by the Swiss company to be ideal for seaming cans of mixed alcoholic beverages, beer and soft drinks.Ferrum has simplified the machine’s operation with a quick-change system for tools. Hygiene levels are improved with...

Seamer in action within canmaking line

Swiss double-seamer manufacturer Ferrum will be collaborating with compatriate Germann+Frei to demonstrate the companies’ equipment in operation at Metpack. Ferrum will operate its F410 model seamer connected to a three-piece necker-beader-flanger supplied by Germann+Frei. The F410 operates at a rate of up to 1,000 cans a minute using up to ten seaming stations, and is said to offer...