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...

Reduce tear-off rates with cupper lubricant

Quaker Chemical has developed a cupper lubricant that is said to offer a range of improvements on its previous product.The company, based in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, launched its first cupper lubricant in early 2009, and has now introduced its Quakerol Q30LV(E) product. The lubricant uses an ester which was developed by Quaker based on its experience in...

Better response with bodymaker clutch-brake

Ragsdale and Standun B6 bodymakers can now be retrofitted with Goizper clutch-brake systems, to increase response time and improve access for maintenance.Stolle CMD is supplying the retrofit kits, which are designed to replace the original Eaton clutch-brakes. A primary advantage of the Goizper system is the response time of 375spm, which allows older machines to operate...

Low-energy baler increases bale weight

Austrian baling machinery specialist Austropressen has launched a new series of automatic channel presses for a range of applications, including can compaction.The APK press series D and E are designed to offer improved energy efficiency and produce higher bale weights, of up to one tonne, depending on the material being compressed. The balers use reduced pressing...

Lug cap sealant meets content legislation

Spanish sealants specialist Actega Artística has introduced a water-based sealant for lug caps, designed to meet more stringent restrictions on certain plastics.The European Commission updated its ‘Plastics Directive’ 2002/72/EC last year to limit the use of certain plasticisers, including epoxidised soybean oil (ESBO) and some phthalates, commonly used in PVC-based closure seals for metal twist-off caps for food applications....

Buckle gauge developed for two-piece cans

CMC-Kuhnke has introduced a buckle tester for two-piece DRD and D&I cans, equipped with a growth measurement gauge to measure the deflection of the can bottoms.The system, called the DRT-1000DG, is a semi-automated tester designed to determine the pressure at which the bottom of the can begins to buckle, as well as measuring the rate of growth. ...

Key Rutherford parts ready for delivery

The top 1,000 spare parts required for Rutherford coaters and decorators are available for delivery from Dutch company Rosario Can Technology.Recently added to its portfolio is a ‘core assortment’ of spare parts, based on sales statistics to represent the parts most often required. The range of parts accounts for around 70 percent of those needed to...