Gauge measures any size of aerosol can end

CMC-Kuhnke has launched a gauge for measuring the diameter of any aerosol can end. The Mars-AER is based on the company's existing Mars-DMA gauge, and combines the use of hoppers for multiple can end diameters with an automated handling system to enable the machine to process an unlimited range of lid diameters, says CMC. The standard version of the...

Kyle Chapman joins his father as president at Barry-Wehmiller

American packaging equipment manufacturer Barry-Wehmiller (B-W) has appointed Kyle Chapman as company president. He will join the management team that is lead by his father, chief executive and chairman Robert Chapman. Kyle Chapman began his career at Bank of America and in 2009 joined B-W to form BW Forsyth Partners, the St Louis-based company’s US$600 million hybrid equity firm.“This is...

Sanvick showcases portfolio in China centre

Canmaking tooling specialist Sandvik Hard Materials has established an Application Centre in the Wuxi region of China. The company, which produces tooling for two-piece beverage and food cans, including non-round cupper tooling and ceramic and carbide necker tooling, established the centre as a location for customers and visitors to exchange canmaking knowledge and learn about Sandvik. A key purpose...

Persevering in the industry

A commitment to reducing water and energy costs is behind the design of can washers and ovens offered by China’s Perseverance Precision Equipment (PPE), which are part of a range of canmaking equipment produced at its facility in Foshan.PPE has identified pollutant accumulation in the water as a source of quality problems and the need to keep tanks in...

Cable stop for conveyors improves safety

A cable-style e-stop accessory option for DynaCon conveyors is being offered by Dynamic Conveyor Corporation.The new cable will provide the ability to quickly stop the conveyor from running in the event of an emergency and is said to offer optimum protection along the entire length of the conveyor.In an emergency, an operator can push or pull anywhere along the...

System for handling pear-shaped seams

Seaming machine specialist Talleres Ezquerra based at San Adrián in the Navarre region of northern Spain managed to overcome a ‘pear shaped’ conundrum last year, when it adapted its PE-6443 seamer to accommodate pear-shaped cans, after the biggest European meat canner challenged it to do so.All previous units supplied were prepared to run rectangular shaped cans of Spam. However,...

Better response with bodymaker clutch-brake

Ragsdale and Standun B6 bodymakers can now be retrofitted with Goizper clutch-brake systems, to increase response time and improve access for maintenance.Stolle CMD is supplying the retrofit kits, which are designed to replace the original Eaton clutch-brakes. A primary advantage of the Goizper system is the response time of 375spm, which allows older machines to operate...

Scaling new heights for two-piece cans

Dramatic benefits in the manufacture of drawn two-piece cans that provide volume increases of up to 57 percent from the same amount of material are claimed for new canmaking tooling developed by Gebrüder Leonhardt Blema Kircheis. Straight-sided drawn steel cans have long been a staple of the seafood canning industry, with the relatively shallow containers particularly well-suited to the...

Accurate scanning service for end-makers

Tooling manufacturer American International Tooling (AIT) is offering to measure the can ends produced by its customers to ensure manufacturing accuracy, using a recently-installed metrology system. The Nevada-based company installed a Brown & Sharpe Global co-ordinate measuring machine, said to be the most accurate system available to the canning industry with a resolution of 20 millionths of an...

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