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Imeta upgrades can seamers with stainless steel

Seamer specialists Imeta is now offering bases and the structural parts of can seamers in stainless steel, as replacements for the original cast iron components. The Parma, Italy-based company’s seamer overhauling business is moving to steel replacements to “meet stringent...

Koenig & Bauer and Neos signal cooperation on digital metal decoration

Metal decorating specialist Koenig & Bauer has signed a letter of intent with inkjet printing expert Neos to develop a high-speed digital printer called the MetJET PRO. Offering flexibility with both companies’ modular systems approach, the MetJET PRO will provide...

Koenig & Bauer launches digital printer for short-runs

A digital printing system for flat sheets for integration into a metal decorating line has been launched by Germany’s Koenig & Bauer MetalPrint, which is a key supplier of high-speed offset litho presses and coaters. Combining components from digital printing,...

IPS develops smaller more energy efficient can sorter

A more compact and sustainable version of high-speed beverage can sorting technology has been developed by Integrated Packaging Solutions (IPS). The RapidSort LT inspection sorting system is smaller, and less expensive, than the original RapidSort, which has been on the...

China’s Worunda develops resealable spout for drinks cans

Resealable spouts similar to those used on plastic bottles have been adapted by Chinese end maker Worunda Metal Packaging for use on tinplate beer cans. The plastic component is fitted into a tinplate end by the Hebei Province-based metal packaging...

Polypack automates unpacking of shrink film from trays

The Unwrapper machine from US-based Polypack is designed to help co-packers or fillers automate the removal of shrink film from corrugated trays. The Florida company set out to ease the labour-intensive manual operation by automating the multi-packing process, as the...

Air Beast offers first step to automated beverage line

Vinco Automation has launched the ‘Air Beast’, a WaveGrip card applicator for packing four- and six- packs of cans for the smaller brewer. The US-based automation equipment supplier launched the device at the Ohio Craft Brewers Association in January, saying...

INX promotes three managers to positions as vice-presidents

Ink manufacturer INX International has promoted three executive managers based in the US to vice-president positions. Alex Folloso is now vice president of R&D metal decorating technology. He has been with the company for 26 years, and has been working...

Orbis launches reusable plastic pallet

With sustainability uppermost in the canmaking industry, Orbis Corporation has launched a longer-life reusable, recyclable plastic pallet. Samantha Goetz, director of marketing communications at Orbis, says that although the industry-standard ‘Bulkpal’ stackable pallet is lightweight it is also tough. “This is...

Depalletiser handles half-height pallets for compact requirements

A half-height depalletiser with electrically-driven lift and sweep assembly motors that enable continuous operation has been developed by US-based Ska Fabricating. The HHA5000 depalletiser is designed for half-height pallets and has the capability to unload aluminium, as well as other types...

Detecting flaws in smaller operational footprints

Ensuring the integrity of shallow-drawn fish cans requires detailed inspection and to achieve this, systems integrator Ibea has developed a system with multiple light beams to illuminate the top, base, sides and interior of the can to detect flaws...

C-flex vacuum gripper is customised for cans

Modular vacuum grippers for cans that are applicable to pallet sizes up to 48x40 have been developed by Coval. The US-based company, which manufactures its parts in southern France, is able to customise the vacuum gripper arrangement to the size...

Videojet printer ready for wet conditions

A coding system for cans that is said to operate at ultra high speed on wet filling lines has been launched by Videojet. The company launched the 1880CIJ Industry 4.0 compatible system at Pack Expo in Las Vegas in September...

Gray Solutions keeps check on pet food cans

The Matrox vision system from Gray Solutions is designed to check codes on cans, pressure and temperature inside cans, and to detect blemishes or corrosion. The US-based systems integrator uses off-the-shelf hardware but develops its own algorithms for testing cans...

Krones’ Modulseam redesigned for faster operation

Filling equipment manufacturer Krones has added a new 14-head model to its Modulseam can closing range. In addition to other modifications, Krones said its 14-head seamer “exceeds all the requirements for closing cans perfectly and securely” with the machine complementing...

Ball highlights Eyeris printing in new research report

Canmaker Ball Corporation has released a report highlighting the company’s Eyeris printing technology and consumer preference for sustainable and attractive packaging. Although the technology is not new, the report focuses on high-definition printing which the canmaker says “achieves sharper images...

WestRock and Atlantic Packaging develop tough paper wrap for multipacked cans

An innovative paper wrap for multipacked trays of cans that replaces plastic had its debut at Pack Expo in Las Vegas this month. The Canopy Wrap is a prototype tray shrinkwrap replacement from a collaboration between WestRock, a paper and...

Videojet improves soft-pigmented ink and printer

Can coding specialist Videojet has upgraded its soft-pigmented inks to provide more reliability in operation. Soft-pigmented inks are said to be formulated with low-density pigments that stay in suspension without agitation when used with continuous inkjet coding machines. These low-density pigments...

Coding inks developed with safety and the environment in mind

New coding inks that are free of carcinogens, mutagens and reproductive toxins to comply with US regulations and restrictive ink formulations have been devised for inkjet printing on canning lines, according to a US-based company. Launched by Videojet Technologies, the V4278...

New product identifies inverted label decoration on can bodies

A system that identifies three-piece can bodies with decorated labels that are upside down or inside out after being welded has been launched by Innosen. The IS625 Inverted Can Label Detector is suitable for all types of materials and decoration....
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Halls of fame

With Cannex & Fillex set to take place in Guangzhou, China, next month, exhibitors are preparing their products...