Your Essential Guide to Can Seaming Machines and How They Work

Customers expect only the best when they purchase products for consumption, and this is especially true for various food or beverage products. The quality of your products should be your top consideration, but another essential consideration is how your products are packed, processed, and packaged. Nowadays, many food and beverage products are in can form, which makes them easy to store, open, and consume.

If you are involved in the production and packaging of food or beverage products in cans, then you should benefit from an efficient strategy so you can meet your customers’ demands and expectations, as well as the expectations of the food and beverage industry. The good news is that you can make use of a variety of can seaming machines so you can produce products that are tamper-resistant, leak-resistant, and as fresh as possible. But if you are choosing a can seaming machine, how can you choose the correct one? You should know as much as you can about it so you can make an informed decision. Here, then, is your essential guide to can seaming machines and how they work.


 Its uses and function

A can seamer machine can seal a can’s lid hermetically to the body of the can during the process of packaging, and it can make use of a double or triple seam for sealing. The can’s lid is often made from steel which has been plated with tin, whilst the body of the can is usually made from tin, aluminium, plastic, glass, PET, or even paper (such as what you will find with some whiskey cans). The seam formed by the seaming machine is leak-resistant, ensuring the product’s longevity and freshness.

A typical can seaming machine can feature a single seaming head or two seaming heads, where each seaming head is seen as a separate piece of machinery. Some of the more popular can seaming machines can have four heads, but there are also machines with six to up to 12 heads. The more heads the machine has, the faster its speed in production, and machines with more heads are popular for industrial use where there is a greater demand for speed.

A can seaming machine can also be automated so you can streamline your process of packaging, especially if you want to save your costs on labour and enhance the efficiency of your production line. You can choose to integrate automated packaging machinery to your production line to quicken the process even further.


Types of can seaming machines

You can benefit from different types of seaming machines or seamers, and these include the fully automatic machine plus special designs such as the rotary machine and the non-rotary machine. Fully automatic machines don’t require too much interaction from the person operating it because, as its name implies, it can finish all the processes automatically. The only thing the operator needs to do is place the lids into the machine in bulk. There are also semi-automatic machines where operators would simply have to initiate the process by using a foot-switch or finger for each cycle.

Rotary machines, on the other hand, seal the cans whilst they rotate on an axis. Rotary machines can also be fully automatic so they can also seal cans at faster speeds. A non-rotary machine allows cans or containers to remain put or stay in place during the process, which helps prevent damage to the containers.

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