Comparison Between Linear Lock Seam and Spiral Lock Seam
ANCB – Automatic Blank Forming and Feed System
The ANCB system undertakes the notching, the hemming and curling, the beading and the flanging processes required for the can body blank prior to entering the body maker.
- Feeder which incorporates a hydraulic table lift, pick and place unit, feed rollers and the notching station
- HB or Hemming and Beader station
Both of these units move independently on a common fixed track. The feeder can also incorporate an automatic reloading system.
ASF – Automatic Suction Feed arrangement
This type of feeding system is recommended for production lines where flanging and beading are carried out as a separate operation, after the round can body has been formed on a Meltog Bodymaker.
The Suction Feed system transfers from a stack of flat blanks and one at a time, into a notching station. A feed bar system transfers the blanks between the notching and edging stations and into the forming station for the Bodymaker, where the round can body is formed with a fully locked side seam.
Meltog can also provide custom designed solutions for the feeding and handling of body blanks that are particularly prone or sensitive to damage. These systems include many additional features and special components that allow the feeding process to still take place at economical production speeds.