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...

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...

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....

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...

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...