Aluminum Beverage Can-Making
Today, aluminum is the most widely used material in food packaging. It is estimated that close to 20% of the available aluminum world wide is used for can making, particularly for beverage cans. Added to that is the use in flexible packaging, from aluminum trays to a variety of foils. For this discussion, we will only look at cans.
Automating Beverage Can Seam Inspection
In the past the seam dimensions were taken manually on the individual components of the double seam. Today the vast majority of processors use a computerized system, where the seam in sectioned with a double bladed saw and the cross section is viewed with a video camera. The image is enlarged on a screen and software analyses it...