Detect deco defects before printing

The latest addition to Applied Vision's KromaKing range of colour inspection equipment is the DecoMaster, which is capable of scanning web blankets on two-piece can decorators at line speeds in excess of 3,000 cans a minute. It detects a range of decoration issues including colour shifts, cut blankets, ink blobs and smears, loss of colour, excess colour, and missing...

Non-pvc PT closure line starts up in Lithuania

In a first for the company, Alfons Haar has shipped its first press-on twist-off (PT) closure line featuring non-pvc sealing compound to a customer in Lithuania and the line is starting up imminently.The German canmaking equipment manufacturer had been developing the principles of a modern PT line before the EU directive that controlled the migration of plasticizers from pvc...

Inspection prevents costly rejects

Systems that prevent double sheets entering can and end forming processes and causing damage to tools and dies is the speciality of US-based Prime Controls, which has provided a check list of tips on how best to apply them.The first tip is that double sheet detectors are an essential part of quality control, says Prime, and are used...

Aerosol powder coating launch for PPG

Can coatings manufacturer PPG Industries has launched a powder version of its internal liner for aluminium aerosol cans. Part of the Hoba range launched a year ago, the Purair powder liner is solvent-free, enabling canmakers to meet environmental and sustainable technology goals such as reducing volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions and providing high utilisation and recycling capability.Purair is a thermoset...

Reduced material usage for tabs and shells

Canmaking equipment manufacturer Alfons Haar is developing an aluminium beverage end tab designed with four-out tooling to reduce material consumption. The tab system uses a more space-efficient pattern to save material and reduce costs, and is close to being trialled, said the company's US-based office. Also under development is a 202-diameter aluminium beverage shell that uses thinner stock. Although...

Curing oven manufacturer expands in China

The Chinese subsidiary of US-based oven manufacturer International Thermal Systems has moved to a larger 50,000 sq ft facility. The branch near Shanghai has hired several new technicians to assist with the production of Sigma-Six-branded pin-chain ovens, inside-bake ovens and washers used for the manufacture of two-piece beverage cans. ITS chief executive John Zea said: "Our customers have sent...

Stolle completes its process equipment range with a necker

A rotary die necker for two-piece beverage cans was launched at the Cannex show in Guangzhou in China by Stolle Machinery, complementing the comprehensive range of process equipment offered by the US-based machinery manufacturer.The horizontal-axis machine, which uses a number of necking modules according to the requirements of the customer, follows conventional practice and therefore can be installed in...

Can coding cuts costs and maintenance

An inkjet printer suitable for coding can ends in canmaking plants has the lowest total cost of ownership of any comparable system, says manufacturer Domino. The A420i continuous ink jet (CIJ) coding system incorporates the UK company's i-Tech service-free ink system, which provides low make-up consumption – typically lasting four times longer, says Domino – and reduces costs and...

Key Rutherford parts ready for delivery

The top 1,000 spare parts required for Rutherford coaters and decorators are available for delivery from Dutch company Rosario Can Technology.Recently added to its portfolio is a ‘core assortment’ of spare parts, based on sales statistics to represent the parts most often required. The range of parts accounts for around 70 percent of those needed to...

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