Seamer can help avoid wrinkles, claims CFT

By Jane Byrne

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Seamer can help avoid wrinkles, claims CFT
FoodProductionDaily.com heard about the new servo motor-controlled electronic seamer from CFT Seaming at last week's Brau Beviale show, which the Italian firm said has a modified roller approach during the initial operation to ensure food can wrinkle avoidance.

Stefano Tonti, general manager at CFT Seaming, told this publication that electronic operations cams replace the classic mechanical seaming version in its new Flexyseam, with the machine able to memorise various cams dedicated to the relevant can size and material.

The driven rollers of the electronic seamer rotate at the same variable peripheral speed as the lids to achieve a smooth approach that will not damage the lids and ensures less maintenance on the rollers, he said.

Tonti said that the Flexyseam has cycle times of 400 cans per mintue on the four head version and the ability to reach 2,000 cans per minute on the 18 head seaming model. It is applicable for can sizes in the range of 50 to 99 mm.

'When the operator selects the can in use on the operator panel, the exact number of can revolutions per cycle is automatically set by the machine,"​ he continued.

The machine, which is currently only at the prototype stage, will be market ready for the food sector by April 2011 and for the beverage market by the end of next year, added Tonti.

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