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Schuler selected for beverage can lids deal

An Asian manufacturer has placed an order with Schuler for a press to produce beverage can lids. The Smartline SA-S can produce around 3,000 lids per minute. The Smartline forms the can’s stay-on tab, attaches it to the lid and forms the depressed panel with opening score.

This process is made possible by a special die supplied by the Japanese company Showa Machine-tool, which combines the two steps. In addition to the pre-formed lid blanks, a metal strip is fed into the die to form the tabs. Four lids are produced simultaneously with every stroke.

The Smartline SA-S provides a controlled AC drive with energy recovery, a temperature control of the body, a fast switching clutch and brake as well as a depth penetration control. The Quick Lift feature allows the user to resolve outages as quickly as possible.

“Our client wanted to increase the production volume while reducing the number of rejects, and all of this at the best cost-benefit ratio,” says Schuler managing director Johannes Linden. “All of the packaging manufacturers place great value on a resource-saving production. The Smart Line SA-S combines sustainability and better quality with maximum production quantity with a best possible cost-benefit ratio. “

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