Speed with flexibility

D&I bodymakers that form two piece cans require mechanisms that ensure precise reciprocating motion for the ram. This latest design from Straight Line Drive is a bolt-on retrofit that is said to offer short stroke performance for the longer strokes necessary to make the latest sleek cans

Drawn and wall-ironed (D&I) two-piece cans are the most numerous in metal packaging, with 375 billion produced for drinks and food globally. Peter Brown and John Nutting review the latest manufacturing changes

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