A typical three-piece canbody production line in action
This video was filmed at Hubei ORG Canmaking in China.
A typical canbody production system consists of a slitter (to cut the tinplate base material into body blanks of the required size), a transfer system (to feed the cut blanks from the slitters to the canbody welder), a canbody welder (to shape and weld the canbody), a seam protection system (to protect the welded seam against oxidation and chemical reactions), a curing system (to dry and harden the seam protection) and a bodyformer (to give the canbody its final profile and shape). A single control system, equipped with a touch screen panel, permits central operation and control of the entire production line. The video is courtesy of Soudronic.