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...

High-speed aerosol palletisers installed in Korea

Clevertech has installed a range of automation and palletising equipment at South Korean aerosol can and end manufacturer Sun Group. For can conveying, Italy-based Clevertech installed three fully-automatic high-speed robot palletising islands. The islands each have two infeeds and operate at up to 800 cans a minute, producing around 70 pallets an hour. Each island is...

Leak testers for empty and filled aerosol cans

Two new ranges of testing equipment for aerosol cans have been launched by Ba.Sco. The BPS series detects microleaks in empty aerosol cans, as well as in other containers which will contain pressurised products. During testing, the BPS system clamps the cans by the dome, rather than pressurising the can, enabling the unit to detect microleaks...

Updated equipment for wider range of tests

CMC-Kuhnke has developed an updated Front End Station for semi-automated measurement of trimmed beverage cans. The FES-2000 unit is now able to measure top-wall thickness and mid-wall thickness, as well as measuring can height and dome depth. The system automatically rotates the can, and takes readings across the full circumference of the can, if required. Any...

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...

Metal sports bottle maker using digital printing unit

Liberty Bottleworks, a US manufacturer of refillable aluminium bottles which was due to begin shipping its first products this month, installed a CP100 digital printing system supplied by INX International Inks. Following around two months of print and ink trials at INX's facility at Huntsville, Alabama, with emphasis on ink chemistry and ink compatibility tests, the printing system was...

UV curing system supplied for printing line

UK-based GEW recently supplied UV curing equipment to Crown Speciality Packaging for installation on a four-colour printing and varnishing line supplied by Crabtree. GEW supplied a ten-lamp NuvaPlus system. This configuration included a lamp after each of the first three stations, two lamps in a set stack position after the fourth station, and four lamps at the end of...

Lightweight Anilox roller improves coating accuracy

Anilox Metering Technology (AMT) has developed a sheet coating roller weighing 25kg less than previous rollers but offering improved performance. The Integral Large Lightweight Anilox Roller does not require a separate internal shaft, unlike previous models, but is said to be just as durable and to provide better rotational accuracy, by removing the possibility of run-out....

Reduce energy with retrofit ink temperature control kit

Total Process Control is to introduce a retro-fit temperature control system for beverage can decorators which is half the size and cost of the company's existing TS-500 system. Rather than maintain the same temperature throughout the ink train, gear case covers and reducers as with the conventional method, the new system can maintain two different temperatures...