Low-cost operation

There are many myths related to the calculation of the running costs of can washers, says Joe Bohlen, vice president of two-piece can technology at Cincinnati Industrial Machinery.The items that contribute most to running costs are treatment chemicals (35 percent), electricity (27), natural gas for heating the washer’s water (15) and natural gas for heating the dryer (13).Bohlen says...

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...

Three-pronged approach

A number of design changes have enabled International Thermal Systems (ITS) to reduce the footprint, speed up can-size changeover times, reduce maintenance costs and cut chemical and water consumption on its improved Trident Can Washer.A compact riser design enables the floor space to be cut by a quarter while maintaining spray volumes. Downtime during can size changeovers is reduced...

Cloud-based monitoring service for print

A cloud-based service that enables users of Linx Printing Technologies printers to monitor the performance and availability of their jobs – such as ink-jet coding on cans – has been launched.Called Linx Printernet, the system enables users to see in real-time the printer status for each job, with regular messages informing operators how the job is running as planned.Printernet...

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...

Retrofit can oven and washer spoilage reduction system

A retrofit oven and washer spoilage reduction system called TightPACK is available from Integrated Packaging Solutions (IPS) for installation on older can washers that have damaged support rails or in which the washer pack does not run the full mat width. In these situations, many washers result in excessive spoilage due to unsupported cans at the wash stage and on...

Higher speed canning line for craft brewers

Baltimore-based Heavy Seas Beer is the first craft brewer to purchase a higher-speed upgrade of a canning system first launched by Pneumatic Scale Angelus (PSA) – a subsidiary of Barry-Wehmiller Packaging Systems – at a craft brewing show in the US last year. Heavy Seas Beer will be the first to install PSA’s CB100 craft line, which made its debut...

Crown launches new capping service package

Crown Food Europe, a business unit of Crown Holdings, has introduced a comprehensive service package for food manufacturers, which includes the sale of its high-performance capping technology, ancillary components and expert technical support for the machine’s service life. The package, which replaces the company’s previous model of leasing equipment, enables brand owners to benefit from a lower total cost of...

Universal end feeder for craft brewers

A universal beverage end feeder for the craft beer industry has been developed by Italian company Imeta.EZ Feed is said to be easily installed on any can seamer, ranging from a single head up to multi-spindle machines. With some simple changes, it is capable of feeding any beverage lid: 200, 202, 204 and 206, B64 or the CDL...

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