CraftCan35 Canning Line from American Beer Equipment (ABE)

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AS DEMONSTRATED AT OUR OPEN DAYS 2018!

The CraftCan35™ Canning Line was designed and manufactured by American Beer Equipment (ABE) to extend the CraftCan range. ABE brewhouses and canning lines are installed in over 980 craft breweries across America.

The CraftCan35™ Canning Line is fully automatic and has been designed for:

  • Use as either a mobile canning system or as a locked-down, stand-alone unit
  • Seamer monitoring to ensure optimum quality, shelf stability and reduce product loss
  • Ease of use
  • Durability

The CraftCan35™ has a capacity of up to 2,100 cans per hour. See below for the main features of the CraftCan35™. With installation and commissioning by our team of engineers, and training given to you and your staff, we are able to provide you with full technical support.

Manufactured in the USA, safety guarded & CE marked by Vigo Ltd

Please call us on 01404 892100 to talk about canning.

Here are some of the reasons why craft breweries are moving to cans:

  • They help protect beer from light and oxygen
  • They retain fresh hop flavours
  • Modern cans are lined with a polymer lining so that the beer doesn’t touch any metal

Cans also have other shared benefits for a wide range of beverages:

  • They are highly portable
  • They are welcome in places where bottles are not
  • They can be crushed down when empty and are easily recyclable
  • Compared to bottles, they are space-saving, lighter and they won’t smash
  • The unit cost of a can is cheaper than that of a bottle, label and cap

The canning process using an CraftCan 35 includes:

  • Filling head process:
    • Oxygen purge
    • Fill
    • CO2 micro-burst for reducing dissolved oxygen pickup
  • Lid applicator gasses to reduce oxygen pickup
  • Secure lid-tamping and seaming process, which includes seamer monitoring (see features)

Features include:

  • Small footprint of 0.6 x 2.43m
  • Capacity up to 2,100 cph
  • Reliable fill rates
  • Low dissolved oxygen pickup
  • 6” touch screen programmable display (can be operated from iPad or iPhone)
  • Servo-seamer technology:
    • Seams not meeting a pre-determined, measured specification are rejected, ensuring optimal quality and shelf stability
    • Patent-pending Torque Monitor instantly inspects and assesses seam accuracy on every can
    • 24 bit encoder with servo positional accuracy means, repeatable, precision seams within 0.15 degrees
    • Custom engineered algorithm allows for precise seam analysis
    • Minimises need for tedious manual tool adjustments as many modifications are made on touch screen
    • Continuous data logging, so maintenance can be done on a predictive, not reactive basis
  • CIP and wash-down capable
  • Optional brite tank monitor available
  • AISI 304 stainless steel construction (some 316 contact parts)

Vigo is the UK agent for American Beer Equipment, one of the market leaders in the US craft brewing equipment markets.

We chose ABE not only for their reputation in the US market, but also for the following reasons:

  • They are craft brewing equipment innovators – see Nitro-canning Systems, LinCan™, CraftCan15™, CraftCan35™, and Brewhouses

  • ABE brewhouses and canning lines are installed in over 980 craft breweries across America

  • They have 24 years' manufacturing experience

  • They design and manufacture the majority of their equipment in-house

  • The latest 3D modelling techniques & schematics are used in the design process

  • They use stringent quality control measures during manufacture

  • Their staff are experienced, hard-working and professional

  • They understand what craft brewers want

  • They can provide bespoke solutions

  • Their values are the same as ours - quality, service & backup


    What we can offer

    In partnership with ABE, we can offer you:

    • Advice on the appropriate equipment for you - taking budget, space and desired throughput into consideration

    • A comprehensive quotation outlining our recommended solution/s

    • Full machine specifications with clear pricing

    • We can survey your site, advise, and provide CAD modelling to guarantee smooth project delivery

    • Multi-skilled (Vigo) engineers to install and commission your equipment on site and provide training to you and your production operatives

    • Comprehensive 12 month warranty, backed up by Vigo engineers

    • Full technical backup and support from our mobile engineers

    • A proven track record and extensive experience - please ask us about our case studies

    Please call us on 01404 892100 to talk about canning or brew houses.

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