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...

Double installation in Taiwan for Crabtree

Crabtree of Gateshead has shipped its first six-colour Fastready Generation 3 printing press, at Taiwan-based canmaker King Can Holdings. It was shipped at the end of August to print sheets for three-piece beverage and food cans, with a second similar system due to be installed in early 2011. The presses are equipped with UV curing systems,...

Welder now compatible with calibration crowns

Swiss welder manufacturer Can Man has redesigned its CM16 series welding machine to be compatible with all types and sizes of calibration crowns from existing ABM Soudronic welders. The development will enable canmakers to reduce the initial installation cost of a CM16 welder, by allowing them to use the calibration crowns from their...

Cross-section seams while on the road with saws

CMC-Kuhnke has launched two portable seam saws for the inspection of beverage and food can seams, designed to enable service engineers to cross-section seams during visits to customers. The two units  – the PCS-1153 unit for food cans, and the PCS-1307 for beverage cans – are lightweight saws fitted with a suitcase for protection and ease...

Heat recovery systems cut energy use and costs

As well as specialising in pneumatic conveying equipment for the beverage can industry, UK-based Impact Air Systems now offers a range of systems designed to cut energy and gas consumption and reduce operating costs. This includes systems for recovering waste heat from areas such as thermal oxidisers, dry-off units, compressor cooling systems and washer oven exhausts....

Longer tooling life with harder coating

Eifeler-Lafer has developed a coating process for can tooling said to offer improved hardness which enables re-coating of the tooling without damage.Called Duplex, the low-temperature coating process is suitable for coating tooling for D&I steel and aluminium beverage and food can production lines, and is said to produce a compound of base material and coating which is more resistant...

Automatic end buckle tester saves downtime

Australian test and inspection equipment specialist Versatile Technology has introduced a burst, buckle and vent test for beverage ends which is now being used by a major beverage can manufacturer in the US.The LD136B Automatic Fast Beverage End Buckle Gauge is an offline testing unit for beverage ends from size 200 to 206. It uses air pressure to test...

Better colour sensitivity from label inspection unit

Sencon has improved its LVC180 Label Verifier system to include more advanced colour detection capability.The development is said to give the inspection unit greater sensitivity to labelling variations, and more accuracy in differentiating between predominantly silver can labels and unprinted beverage cans. An optional remote user interface, using an Ethernet connection, allows the operator to control...

Seamer changeovers said to be fastest yet

PneumaticScaleAngelus has launched an upgraded range of seaming machines said to offer the fastest can and end changeovers of any unit currently available.The M-Series of seamers features a quick-change cap feed system which acts as a single change part, as well as a turret support column outside the discharge table. These enable changeovers to be made...