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|CMC-KUHNKE NEWSLETTER - July 2008
|Enamel Rating Solutions
|CMC-KUHNKE has the most extensive range of solutions for metal exposure
testing. In conjunction with customer demands, CMC-KUHNKE has developed a multitude of
testers for evaluation of cans, ends, twist of caps, crowns, and more. In addition to the
wide range of products tested, CMC-KUHNKE's customized solutions allow for both semi-
automatic and fully-automatic, inline, testing - with options for single or multiple tests.
This level of innovation coupled with our years of experience and variety of gauges, makes
CMC-KUHNKE the number one solution for your enamel rating needs.
||The new 3000 series is the latest model in CMC-KUHNKE's long line of semi-
automatic enamel raters. The digital ENR-3000 features stainless steel construction,
automatic starting of the measurement process, fill level control, completely customizable
tests and setup [objects, specs, lines, operator etc] and much more.
Accessories are available to allow testing of beverage, food & aerosol cans
and ends, as well as side seam testing and tube testing.
ENR-16 & ENR-8
16 or 8 Station Digital Enamel Raters
These new multiple station enamel raters allow for the swift testing of up to
16 Cans, Ends, Crowns, or Twist-Off Caps. The enamel rater works in conjunction with
either 8 or 16 ends or cans. The unit is self regulating, constantly controlling and
displaying: contact control, vacuum, cable connections and the testing voltage of 6.3V.
The new multiple station enamel raters are now available for use with Crown
Caps. Crowns are tested on both the inside and the outside!
Measure up to 16 twist-off caps of multiple
The caps are placed in the holder and held there automatically with clamp
after start. After 4 seconds, individual values in mA, maximum measurement value, the
average value, and the number of bad measurement values for each lid will be displayed
or printed out.
The multiple station enamel raters are also available for use with cans.
Fully Automatic Enamel Raters
Food and Beverage cans of any size are transferred into the automatic
enamel rater and tested. The results are automatically sent into either the customer's
plant-wide data collection system, or into our Visionary QC™ networkable database and SPC software.
More Quality in Less Time
This fully-automatic, online can sampling and reporting system integrates
directly with the production line to receive cans and testing instructions without any
operator intervention - a substantial labor savings. Enamel rating information may be
collected at a higher frequency and at a lower cost.
In the event of an out-of-spec condition, or if statistical anomalies are
discovered, several optional automatic responses are available to notify operators that
corrective action is needed.
In the event that a can does not pass the Enamel Rater, the production line
may stop automatically, a warning light will flash, the can will be quarantined, and the
station number (e.g. spray head number) will be displayed on the integrated touch-screen.
Fully-automatic enamel raters have been installed for many years as part
of CMC-KUHNKE's modular MARS Line - fully automatic measurements systems. As such, in
the case of food cans, the enamel rater can be installed in combination with an automatic
can height, flange width, and bead depth gauge.
|NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS
Visionary QC™ Software
A "Visionary" solution for
the future of Quality Assurance
CMC-KUHNKE, a leading provider of metrology systems for the canning
industry has released their most comprehensive data acquisition software to date,
Visionary QC™. The core of Visionary QC™ is a user-friendly Data Collection and Report
system designed to quickly lead operators through their quality inspections and provide
useful reports for process control. Visionary QC™ provides flexibility for those working at
advanced technology levels, yet is simple enough for less experienced technicians.
Visionary QC™ Feature Summary
More information at: http://www.VisionaryQC.com
- A user configurable interface allows administrators to quickly
configure connection settings for new instruments.
- With Visionary QC™ many pages of manual inspection form can be
reduced into only a few test-types.
- Automatic prompts help operators through every step of the
inspection, and data is always stored in the proper location.
- Rechecks can automatically be triggered by spec, action, or
- SPC graphs and control charts can be displayed during the inspection
- Operators can enter simple selection criteria for bright color
- Managers have comprehensive data analysis tools needed to drill
down on specific quality issues.
- Server/Client network design allows for multiple workstations to
access the same database simultaneously.
- Administrative and review workstations deliver the reports directly to
- Automatic "fail-safe" allows workstations to continue collecting data
even when the network is unavailable.
- Automated background synchronization shares information between
multiple production facilities.
The Aerosol Can Burst Tester is a semi-automated burst / buckle tester
designed to check first the pressure at which the aerosol can end will buckle, and then the
pressure at which the aerosol can will burst. Built in test cycles allow the option of holding
cans at a specified pressure and for set lengths of time. Shown with optional water
Aerosol Burst Tester
Tooling for monobloc
aerosol cans and aluminum bottles
New Film Weight Gauge
Improves Coating Process Control
Outstanding repeatability, ease-of-use and flexibility are at the core of new
features available on the brand new DFW-3000 Digital Film Weight Gauge from CMC-
KUHNKE. With the improved accuracy of your film weight measurements, facilities can
reduce lacquer consumption and spoilage, all while improving product quality and
The DFW-3000 also features a redesigned probe for measuring blanks.
Gliding on a cushion of air, the Easy Probe effortlessly and effectively measures your
sample with outstanding accuracy and world class repeatability. Designed to apply the
perfect amount of pressure, the operator easily guides the probe to the desired location
for measurement where the gauge sits under its own weight applying a constant
The rugged, ergonomic design of the DFW-3000 is ideal for a plant
environment. Mounted on an elevated, angled platform, provides for easy viewing of the
LCD screen and operator interaction with the touch pad. During the measurement
procedure operators can view a graphical representation of the inspection to ensure
The DFW-3000Ã¢€™s microprocessor technology lets you control
specifications, save inspection data and store lacquer information without having to
connect to a computer. RS 232 data export to a PC is available.
New Sales & Support Office for Latin America
CMC-KUHNKE is pleased to announce it is expanding by opening an office in
Mexico City. CMC-KUHNKE Americas will provide our many Latin American customers with
more localized service and support.
Opened in April 2008, the CMC-KUHNKE
Americas office solidifies CMC-KUHNKE's role as the leading global supplier of quality