PrintingCS MetalCan – Next level printing

CS MetalCan – the first 10-colour print section

for 2-piece beverage cans with keyless inking units.

The CS MetalCan answers market demands relating to increasingly frequent job changes and product variability. The perfect interaction of all components serves to maximise quality, productivity and safety, as the basis for highly profitable beverage can decoration. Engineered for ten colours and with a multitude of special features such as automatic plate and blanket changers, it is set to revolutionise beverage can decorating.

  • ten keyless inking units
  • High print quality – ink stability over the whole can height thanks to keyless inking units
  • Automatic plate and blanket
  • Increased productivity through significant reduced makeready times
  • Absolute register accuracy through  100% synchronisation
  • Enhanced labour safety for the operator thanks to automation of makeready processes
  • 10 inking units enabling increased product design flexibility
  • High print quality through keyless inking unit technology
  • High speed – 100% synchronisation
  • High productivity thanks to significantly reduced set-up and makeready times
  • Automatic plate and blanket changer
  • Enhanced safety for the operator thanks to increased automation
Product Information

Keyless inking technology

The inking units of the CS MetalCan are modern, keyless inking units. Specially designed for beverage can decoration they comprise a temperature-controlled anilox roller, an ink forme roller and different combinations of rider rollers. The inking units are modular in design and thus easily exchangeable.

Plate changer

The plate changer – designed specifically for beverage can decorating – is a modular system geared to fast plate changing. The plates for a new job can already be placed in the loading channels while the current production is still running. When the command “Plate change” is given, the full set or any selected number of plates is changed automatically. The change process takes approx. 1 minute, whether for a single, several or even all plates.

Blanket changer

The blanket changer is designed as a fully automatic system. The ready-prepared blankets are supplied to the blanket changer in a convenient box. When the command “Blanket change” is given, the currently used blankets are first removed into a separate ejection box. Subsequently, new blankets are mounted on the blanket wheel. The blanket change process takes approx. 4 minutes. In addition, plate and blanket changing can be performed simultaneously!

Ink tray

The ink reservoir is similarly a separate modular system. Comprising an ink tray, a chamber blade beam and a quick-action mounting facility, the whole reservoir can be exchanged in a matter
of seconds. That eliminates all need for cleaning processes.

Quality and productivity

The CS MetalCan guarantees ink stability over the whole can height. Thanks to keyless inking units a high colour stability is given even when increasing or decreasing the production speed thus results in high print quality at high speeds.
The use and interplay of the specially developed plate and blanket changers, which both selectively and at the same time support the job changes, allow fastest changing times and significantly increased productivity.

Makeready during production

With the CS MetalCan, it is possible to prepare the plates and inks for the next job on
those inking units which are not currently in use – while production with the other
units continues! Makeready processes can thus be handled parallel to on-going production,
and job changes are accomplished faster than ever before.

Inking units 10 keyless, inking units
Plate changing 10 plate changers (approx. 1 min./plate change, approx. 1 min./plate change for all inking units)
Maximum production speed 2.400 cpm
Maximum motor speed 2.500 cpm
min. diameter 2.0472“
max. diameter 3.3071“
max. can height 7.2835“
Blanket changing manual or automatic (as an option) (approx. 4 min./blanket change for all segments)
Console interface 24“ touchscreen display
Temperature control Control of the anilox roller temperature
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