Seaming beer can lids more cleanly

An expansion of Ferrum’s ferruCompact line of can seamers, the FC06, is aimed at medium-sized breweries as well as drinks canners. The machine is said by the Swiss company to be ideal for seaming cans of mixed alcoholic beverages, beer and soft drinks.

Ferrum has simplified the machine’s operation with a quick-change system for tools. Hygiene levels are improved with an inclined base plate, exterior O-rings and angled surfaces.

With six seaming turrets, the machine has a production speed of between 15,000 to 45,000 cans per hour and handles packages with diameters from 50-100mm and heights of 88-250mm. An automatic and closed-loop oil lubrication system is built-in, which enables a non-stop 24-hour operation.

The seamer also features a disengageable seaming cam, a quick-change system for faster format changes, manual height adjustment, an in-feed table with a horizontal chain guide, as well as an electronic synchronisation to the filler using a servo drive.

More information from Ferrum Canning Technology Ltd, Industriestrasse 11, 5503 Schafisheim, Switzerland. Tel: 41 62 889 1111. Website: