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Side-stripe powder coating from GST

An electrostatic side-stripe powder coating system for welded cans has been launched by Italy-based GST, which also designs, builds and supplies in-line curing ovens, metal sheet feeders and seam protection equipment. Six months in development, VIPE comes with a number...

Seamer redesign helps manage thinner-gauge cans

The seaming of rectangular two-piece seafood cans with thinner steel or aluminium is possible with a redesign of the closing machines offered by Spain’s Montajes Conserveros de Galicia (MCG). There’s a risk of wrinkles forming with lower gauges, but the...

Canning equipment for small- and medium-sized brewers

US manufacturer of end-of-line packaging equipment Empire Can Handling (ECH) has introduced a range of products specifically designed for small- and medium-sized beverage producers. The modular end-of-line machines are aimed at breweries looking to increase the efficiency of their canning lines...

Paperboard secondary packaging applicator for cans’ multi-packs

US-based manufacturer of paperboard and paper packaging Graphic Packaging International (GPI) has introduced a can clip applicator for wrapping multi-packs of cans. The EnviroClip 1800 is a compact system which has been designed to apply GPI’s secondary packaging EnviroClip. The...

Faster combination machine for straight and necked aerosol cans

With camping increasingly popular across China, equipment manufacturer Boda Machinery has developed a combination aerosol canmaking machine which is suitable for making straight-side cans such as butane gas canisters. The updated GT3B68-F(N)SS may also be used to produce necked-in aerosol cans...

Using robotics in palletisers for more efficient lines

German filling equipment supplier KHS has developed a new low-feed palletiser for cans, PET or glass that uses robotics for easier operation and higher efficiency, with only a single operator required. The Innopal PLR high-performance palletiser is capable of processing...

Necker discharge system that helps reduce spoilage

An air-powered discharge conveyor that reduces the distance from the necking machine to the inspection process on D&I beverage can lines has been developed by UK-based Proline Engineering, part of the CPM Packaging Group. The system has been installed in...

Automatic end compound weight and placement gauge

An automatic end compound weight and placement gauge that is said to significantly reduce the cost and potential errors associated with manual checks has been launched by Torus Measurement Systems. The Z403 offers increased flexibility to both food and beverage...

DRD lines retooled for downgauging

To help customers cope with the rising cost of tinplate, Chinese equipment manufacturer Golden Wing Machinery has retooled its DRD canmaking lines to handle thinner sheets. Golden Wing’s lines have been capable of processing DR8 steel sheets down to 0.17mm,...

Compact depalletiser for craft brewers launched by Ska

Packaging equipment manufacturer Ska Fabricating has launched a low-speed depalletiser for craft drink producers and brewers that have limited space. Operating at up to 30 cans per minute, the Microbus system features a foldable and storable rotary infeed table and automated...

More cost-effective emission abatement systems developed

A newly-developed system for reducing the size and improving cost-effectiveness of emission control of processes in canmaking plants has been delivered to an aluminium beverage can plant. By passing solvent-laden exhaust fumes from can coating processes through a VOC concentrator...

BPA-free epoxy can coating launched in Europe

Can coatings manufacturer Sherwin-Williams has launched its epoxy-based ValPure V70 coating range into the European market. The BPA-free coatings are suitable for aluminium and tinplate cans and may be used on packaging for the food, beverage, cosmetics and personal care...

Vibration isolation system helps reduce spoilage

UK-based vibration isolation system specialist Farrat has recently helped a canmaking plant in Europe to reduce spoilage and increase productivity of a cupper press. The cupper press had initially been installed on top of an inertia block supported by spring...

Six-out conversion system for steel ends 

Guangdong-based Fortune Precision has launched a six-out conversion line for easy-open food ends, which is claimed to be the first in the world to manufacture 211-diameter steel easy-open ends for food cans.  The conversion system has three sets of double...

Canning for all tastes

Colorado-based Wild Goose, a manufacturer of canning equipment for small breweries and other craft beverage producers, has launched an all-purpose beverage packaging system designed to offer more flexibility. The Fusion Counter Pressure Canning System provides higher carbonation levels, pressures and...

Water cycle

Italy’s CIE has developed a water recycling system for can washers that enables the machines to run with no liquid discharge, thereby improving environmental performance and cutting running costs. The company has installed a number of zero liquid discharge (ZLD)...

Fixed-point powder coating eliminates lacquer repair in pails and can ends

Chinese equipment supplier Jorson Technology has developed a fixed-point powder coating technology to help canmakers protect internal lacquers that are commonly damaged when welding lugs or handles. The powder coating is applied to a limited area of pail bodies and...

Robots help with digital printing

A digital printing system for necked beverage cans is the first product from a newly-formed company in Italy headed up by Paolo Venturelli, former managing director of Technopack. Novum is described as a second-generation digital printer, and has been developed...

Depalletiser features machine health monitoring

A high-level bulk depalletiser featuring machine health monitoring capabilities to support overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) has been released by Busse/SJI, part of US-based Arrowhead Systems. The Alpha Turbo depalletiser has been updated with the addition of 'smart' pneumatics, edge computing...

Beverage can ink gets green and safety accreditation

INX International Ink has launched a decorating ink system for beverage cans that it claims is the first to be certified to a US standard covering environmental and user safety credentials. The AP EcoCan ink system received a gold level...
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Art meets innovation

Cans of the Year Awards: Bronze The Bronze winners at the Cans of the Year Awards 2022 married high-class design...