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Enhanced X-ray inspection for canned soup

An enhanced X-ray inspection system that is said to be ideal for detecting a range of foreign objects in canned soups at high speeds is provided by US-based Eagle. The Tall PRO XS is unaffected by temperature, salinity or the type of metal packaging. It is also capable of detecting contaminants found in inverted cans and rejecting them from the...

Remote support for metal decorating kit

Metal decorating equipment supplier Koenig & Bauer MetalPrint has enhanced the remote maintenance support it is offering customers as a result of the travel restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. Live videos, photos, commenting functions, plus the sharing of drawings and circuit diagrams are possible, thanks to the company’s Visual PressSupport system. At the same time, the company’s specialists are...

Australian brewer doubles canning speed

Capital Brewing in Australia has doubled the speed of its canning process following the installation of an end-of-line packing system supplied by Fibre King. The Canberra-based brewer was previously filling cases by hand but rising consumer demand made the manual process too time-consuming and a drain on manpower. Integrated with the brewer’s existing equipment, the ‘Little Packer’ bundles filled cans in...

Counter-pressure canning for carbonated beverages

An in-line counter-pressure canning system for carbonated craft drinks has been added to the range of equipment available from Pneumatic Scale Angelus, part of Barry-Wehmiller Packaging Systems. The CB50C features an integrated six-head filler and single-head can seamer, rated for continuous operation at speeds of up to 50 cans per minute. It is specifically targeted at the growing demand for...

Automated canning for safer infant formula

A system for the automated evacuation, gassing and seaming of infant formula cans, which ensures safer and more efficient filling, has been developed by German packaging equipment company Optima Consumer. “The Optima FS filling machine and the Optima EGS enable us to supply the centrepiece of infant formula production lines from a single source,” says Christoph Held, managing director of...

Thermochromic ink for higher retorting safety

A thermochromic ink that changes colour at high temperatures offers food manufacturers a more reliable coding method, with a more obvious indication of correct sterilisation of canned products. Designed for retort sterilisation of filled cans, Markem-Imaje's MS596 thermochromic ink changes from black to blue when the can reaches the correct temperature of between 115 and 125 deg C. Giving good...

Spring pressure gauge for beverage seamers

A can gauge used to measure the spring pressure of lower lifters during seamer set-up has been released by Imeta, which has been designing and producing seaming chucks and rolls, changeover kits and spare parts for seaming machines since 1963. The gauge is said to be suitable for any seamer, since the measuring station is smaller than a slim 202...

Process skids make for easy heat exchanger systems

Modular skid-mounted heat exchangers for pasteurisation, cleaning-in-place (CIP) and other heating and cooling applications have been developed by HRS Heat Exchangers. With this approach, the processing system is contained within a frame, which makes it easier to transport and install. Individual skids can contain anything from a single heat exchanger and ancillaries to complete and complex systems where the skid...

Skewed sheet detector prevents weld problems

The detection of skewed or rotated three-piece can blanks has been improved with Innosen’s latest sheet skew measurement system. Misaligned sheets cause poor coating placement, which leads to wire breakage in the welder, damage to weld rollers or poor-quality welds. This further results in spoilage, downtime and customer complaints due to poor quality products. Replacing the IS415, the more robust IS416...