Soudronic cuts price of its weld machine rollers

Three-piece canmaking equipment specialist Soudronic has made its Discon side-seam weld rollers more affordable. The rollers have been used by canmakers for many years and have been progressively improved since their launch. As from January, Discon rollers in diameters from 45mm to 99mm now come with reduced pricing. However, the company has also announced that repairs of roller heads in...

Improved quality with UV printing blanket

A blanket for UV offset sheet-fed printing operations said to improve print quality has been developed by Flint Group’s Print Media division. The 4100 Ultrared UV blanket is part of Flint Group’s DayGraphica series of products, and was launched into the European market in March. Fredrik Broman, vice president for product management in the Transfer...

Remote monitoring of Ferrum seamers

Swiss seaming machinery specialist Ferrum has introduced a system for remotely obtaining performance data from can seamers, to improve the efficiency of maintenance and servicing. Called FerruTell, the system is installed on the can seamer and sends data at regular intervals to Ferrum's headquarters at Rupperswil in Switzerland. This enables customers to be informed in advance when machine overhauls...

Electronic load checks for can seamers

A system that enables easy measurement of the lower plate thrust force in can seamers has been developed by Italian equipment specialist Imeta. Called the Dynamometer, it is said to speed up the process of setting up multi-head seamers, especially when working on cans with low-gauge tinplate. A precision load cell measures load variations of around 0.10 dekaNewtons (0.2 lb) up...

In-line inspection for three-piece cans

A comprehensive in-line vision inspection system for three-piece welded cans has been launched by Italy’s Parmacontrols. The system comprises three independent units providing separate functions: • Seam inspection with four cameras, plus one camera with a 360-deg view on top • Foreign body inspection • Vacuum inspection The seaming inspection system uses a module developed in collaboration with Sacmi which has 30 years of experience in...

Roof coolers solve process overheating

Dangerous overheating of the hydraulics in canmaking equipment at Crown’s beverage can plant at Carlisle in the UK was solved with the use of cooling systems supplied by Thorite. The UK-based supplier of pneumatic products developed a system based on two Parker Adiabatic Air Blast water coolers. Energy-efficient adiabatic cooling was achieved by mains water distributed over the evaporative cooling media...

Range of canmaking lubricants launched

Lubricants specialist Klüber is offering a range of new products and services for the canmaking and canning industry. Its latest lubricant is in a spray foam format, which is said to combine the advantages of oil-based and foam-based products. Called the Klübersynth NH1 4-68, the H1-registered product offers the lubricating and adhesion properties of a synthetic oil, says the...

Sealing compounds cut can spoilage

A water-based sealing compound is becoming "the new commercial standard for bimetallic and aluminium beer and beverage cans in Europe", says manufacturer Grace. First used commercially more than two years ago, sealing compound DarexR WBC 4721 has cut end spoilage levels at major canmakers by more than half, compared to the previous generation of water-based compounds, says Greg Pollack,...

Innovations improve three-piece canmaking kit

Swiss three-piece canmaking equipment specialist Can Man is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year by introducing further improvements to its products, such as the X1 can body welder that runs at up to 600 cans per minute. Can Man’s PowerCut slitter now features advanced strip transport, scratch-preventing belts, new format linear-servo motors offering easier and faster set-up, and a...