Updated controller for dryers and sterilisers

A retrofittable controller for induction dryers and sterilisers has been developed by Nordson. Designed to be compatible with the company's existing drying and sterilising equipment, the BR1 controller replaces the Mountaingate controller and offers a range of advantages. New features include a touchscreen control panel and an interface designed to be easier to navigate. The power...

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...

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....

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