Unimaq signs up agent in China

British-based canmaking equipment supplier Unimaq is extending the reach of its two-piece can decorating and varnishing systems in China with the appointment of Memag Global Technologies as agent. The agreement was recently signed by Berty De Jong (pictured right), director of Unimaq and Michael Cheng, managing director of Memag. Beijing-based Memag Global Technologies has extensive experience in canmaking and...

LED lamp heads offer UV curing flexibility

A lamphead for UV curing systems has been enhanced with the adoption of LED lamps using air cooling by UK-based GEW.In the design of the LA1 lamp special consideration was given to the enhanced airflow design to ensure effective heat dissipation at high power levels. The LA1 is built around the same proven cassette-based design as the E2C and...

See live how machine vision helps automate a can filling line

Insights into how the automation of a food can filling line is enhanced by the use of auto ID (barcode) and machine vision technology will be provided in a live educational webinar being organised by Microscan.   The Washington, US-based automation specialist will take the webinar audience through an operating canned bean filling line, followed by a live question-and-answer...

Umar Makina supplies general line plant to Saudi Arabia

A newly-commissioned canmaking plant for general line products at Riyadh in Saudi Arabia has been supplied with equipment by Turkey's Umar Makina. The plant has been set up to manufacture conical pails and one gallon paint cans, but the name of the operation is being kept under wraps for confidentialy reasons. Umar Makina's equipment...

Positive charge improves pin chain life

An electrostatic lubricator for the chains used in beverage can pin ovens is expected to extend chain life and reduce the amount of oil mist that contaminates the cans.Launched by Integrated Packaging Solutions, ChainLUBE can be installed in new or existing ovens where uniform chain lubrication is a necessity.Precise application of the lubricant to the grounded, or negatively charged,...

Instant feedback from sheet inspection

Germany's Vision Experts has introduced a system designed specifically for inspecting the print quality on metal sheets. The VE 4000+ Metal system monitors the printing process at up to 9,000 sheets an hour, with the operator immediately alerted to any problems by means of a warning lamp, audible signal, or a full machine stop. The system incorporates spectral colour...

Metal deco lines come in five and six colours

A five-colour UV metal decorating line is being shipped by Crabtree of Gateshead to South African canmaker Nampak. The machine, which has been signed off and shipped to the canmaker's plant at Johannesburg, incorporates four interdeck UV curing units supplied by GEW, as well as a UV varnish curing unit. UK-based Crabtree is also...

Internal lacquer vision inspection

A vision system that inspects the internal lacquer on beverage cans has been developed by Pressco. This replaces the sensors from other suppliers that have traditionally been used, but which stop the line when a defect occurs.A camera is mounted in or near the inside-spray machine to inspect every can for proper application of lacquer, and rejects individual defects...

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...

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