Stability improved in leak testing systems

Bonfiglioli Engineering has improved two of its leak testing systems, the in-line RLD-230 for can bodies, and the KBA for aerosol cans. On the RLD-230, the Italian company has redesigned the testing chamber group unhook systems, providing them with three rods rather than one. This improves wear resistance, says Bonfiglioli, increases life and response time, and reduces overall dimensions...

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,...

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...

Identify damaged slip sheets to prevent jams

Inspection systems for detecting damaged slip sheets, said to be the first of their kind for the industry, have been developed by Applied Vision and Sardee Industries. The plastics slip sheets used in handling beverage and food cans are prone to damage over time, which can lead to a range of problems. The edges of...

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...

Reduce roller change-outs with versatile compound

Illinois-based Finzer Roller has developed a rubber compound for rollers on coaters that is said to improve performance compared to alternative products. Called Ultra-Can, the compound is suitable for both inker and coater rollers in the two-piece and three-piece canmaking industries. The product was developed following the appearance of a gap in the market, says Finzer’s Randy Apperson: "Finzer...

Food canmaker installs rotary leak tester

Spanish canmaker Auxiliar Conservera recently installed a 40-head RLD 230 S rotary pressure leak tester from Bonfiglioli. The machine is being used by the canmaker to detect micro-leaks on food cans at speeds of up to 800 a minute. The unit is designed to offer a precise and repeatable performance, as well as low energy and...

Labelling for low-volume canning lines

A shrink-film labelling process for cans developed by Avery Dennison is said to be suitable for a wide range of printing techniques.The AeroDress technology, designed for low-volume production, uses a self-adhesive labels printed with letterpress, flexo, gravure, as well as foils.A white filmic facestock shrinks to fit curves at the ends of a can to ensure a premium brand...

Pulsed-light sterilisation for infant formula cans

What is claimed to be the first ever pulsed-light sterilisation system suitable for cans of infant formula powder is to be launched this month by French specialist Claranor.A key feature of the ‘dry’ system is that it uses air cooling, instead of closed water cooling, ensuring the heat is not released in the environment around the conveyor but eliminated...