Imagine a tool that will let you set up and troubleshoot your Angelus or Ferrum seamer faster and more accurately than ever before. This tool exists – it is the Quality By Vision Clearance gauge, a quick and accurate way to troubleshoot and set up seamers.
With the rising pressures on companies to increase production speeds and produce better products – accurate double seamer setup has never been more important. Often, companies make due with meeting specifications, often missing issues like double seam springback and variation between heads.
This often means that the slightest changes in incoming materials, such as material thickness, the end design (chuck fit diameter, or curl) or the body (flange length, can height) will cause some heads to suddenly go out of alignment as they were too close to the unacceptable specification.
The clearance gauge is able to not only quickly and accurately set up the seamer, but makes sure that all the seamer heads are performing perfectly as near as possible to the nominal value. This means that seamers will run better, and will need less adjustments. Not only are you saving time – you are also reducing unnecessary seamer stops!
Some canning companies are increasing their seam checks and subsequently have to stop the line more, or use expensive systems like X-rays or online systems to ensure more seams are within tolerance.
Isn’t it a better idea to simply produce better seams rather than checking more often for bad ones?
The software allows you to do predictive maintenance on your seamers before they go out of specifications…
Most of your double seams are going to be good, so you’re actually checking close to 99.99% good products! So, what will you accomplish by checking more cans for seam defects, except slowing down your production.