Can seamers with servo-controlled tooling revealed

November 17: Servo-controlled can seaming technology is under development by Italian manufacturer CFT Packaging and could be on the market next year.

The technology, which was discussed during the World Seaming Conference today in São Paulo, Brazil, provides programmable control of the first of the two seaming operations required for closing a metal can.

“Until recently servo drives haven’t been strong enough to work in can seaming machines,” said Pete Moran of CarnaudMetalbox Engineering Seaming Systems, who was speaking at the World Seaming Conference, “but it is possible that they have been developed now to work in the first operation.”

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