Training sessions go online through digital platforms

Online training services developed to counter the limitations imposed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic are now available at automated inspection specialist Pressco Technology and canmaking equipment manufacturer CarnaudMetalbox Engineering (CMbE). Ohio-based Pressco has developed a digital platform that works as a virtual classroom for operators worldwide who use its Intellispec and DecoSpector360 systems to inspect two-piece beverage cans, two- and...

Low-odour coding ink for food products

Markem-Imaje has developed a low-odour ink for canners, providing a coding method that does not alter the sensory properties of products, in addition to being a more pleasant option for operators.  Designed for products that must be coded with variable data such as best-before-expiry dates, lot numbers or ingredients, the FB655 is an alcohol-based ink that unlike other continuous inkjet...

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...

Fibre laser for high-speed beverage can coding

A high-speed beverage can coding system that uses fibre lasers rather than inkjet technology has been launched by US company Videojet Technologies. The Lightfoot system combines Videojet’s fibre lasers with high-speed dual Lightfoot marking heads to meet the production requirements of beverage canning manufacturers. Purpose-built for beverage cans, the Lightfoot system is designed with robust components including IP69 rated dust- and...

Enhanced X-ray inspection for canned soup

An enhanced X-ray inspection system that is said to be ideal for detecting a range of foreign objects in canned soups at high speeds is provided by US-based Eagle. The Tall PRO XS is unaffected by temperature, salinity or the type of metal packaging. It is also capable of detecting contaminants found in inverted cans and rejecting them from the...

Remote support for metal decorating kit

Metal decorating equipment supplier Koenig & Bauer MetalPrint has enhanced the remote maintenance support it is offering customers as a result of the travel restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. Live videos, photos, commenting functions, plus the sharing of drawings and circuit diagrams are possible, thanks to the company’s Visual PressSupport system. At the same time, the company’s specialists are...

Australian brewer doubles canning speed

Capital Brewing in Australia has doubled the speed of its canning process following the installation of an end-of-line packing system supplied by Fibre King. The Canberra-based brewer was previously filling cases by hand but rising consumer demand made the manual process too time-consuming and a drain on manpower. Integrated with the brewer’s existing equipment, the ‘Little Packer’ bundles filled cans in...

Counter-pressure canning for carbonated beverages

An in-line counter-pressure canning system for carbonated craft drinks has been added to the range of equipment available from Pneumatic Scale Angelus, part of Barry-Wehmiller Packaging Systems. The CB50C features an integrated six-head filler and single-head can seamer, rated for continuous operation at speeds of up to 50 cans per minute. It is specifically targeted at the growing demand for...

Automated canning for safer infant formula

A system for the automated evacuation, gassing and seaming of infant formula cans, which ensures safer and more efficient filling, has been developed by German packaging equipment company Optima Consumer. “The Optima FS filling machine and the Optima EGS enable us to supply the centrepiece of infant formula production lines from a single source,” says Christoph Held, managing director of...