Rexnord launches 1040 Series & 1001-84mm Series Chains for beverage industry

Rexnord has launched the Rexnord 1040 Series Magnetflex TableTop Chain and 1001-84mm Series MatTop Chain, designed to optimise operations and improve container handling for high speed beverage conveying applications. The 1040 Series Magnetflex TableTop Chain offers a conveying chain solution for single-track, mass side-flexing conveying applications. It provides 40% lower chain weight compared to similar […]

Horizontal x-ray beam for metal cans

Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced Therme Scientific Xpert S400, a new x-ray system that has been specifically engineered to detect metal, glass, dense plastics and other foreign objects in tall profiles and vertically-oriented containers such as metal cans, plastic bottles, cartons and standup pouches. “The applications targeted by this new system represent 20-30% of the […]

Ink and coatings

Jack Knight from INX International returns with a back to basics guide and provides a general description of the lithographic process and equipment

Beverage can making process: Training videos (Part 2)

In the second upload of a 14 part series of videos, CanTech Online continues its look at how a beverage can is produced. The latest videos show the washing, outside coating and printing parts of the process. Once again there is an explanation of each section of the process above each video. Keep checking back for new videos. Videos are courtesy of Ball Packaging Europe. The idea of these videos is to help those who are new to the industry to learn about can making.

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MP visits British can making plant

British Member of Parliament Mark Lancaster recently visited Rexam Beverage Can’s Milton Keynes plant to gain an insight into can making first hand. The plant visit allowed Mr Lancaster, who is the MP for Milton Keynes North, the opportunity to gain a better understanding of both the workings of the plant itself and Rexam as a company.

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