LinCan Canning Line from ABE Beverage Equipment

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The LinCan™ canning line was designed and manufactured by ABE Beverage Equipment originally for, and as a result of, close collaboration with craft brewers. It is also suitable for cider, wine, cocktails, kombucha, coldbrew and various other drinks.

The LinCan™ canning line is fully automatic and has been designed for:

  • Maximum efficiency
  • Seamer monitoring to ensure optimum quality, shelf stability and reduce product loss
  • Ease of use
  • Durability
  • Low dissolved oxygen pickup

The LinCan™ is available in capacities of up to 2100 (option for upgrade) and 3900 cans per hour (cph). See below for the main features of The LinCan™, a video of the The LinCan™ in action and our case studies. 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 the LinCan 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)
  • Can rinsing and drying

We've supplied over 50 ABE canning lines to craft breweries in the UK & Ireland and ABE canning lines & brewhouses are installed in over 1,000 craft breweries across America. The case studies below represent a small proportion of our LinCan installations. Please call us on 01404 892100 to ask about the rest!

Belleville Brewing Co

The Five Points Brewing Co

The Harbour Brewing Co

The Wild Beer Co

Features include:

  • Available capacities: up to 2100 (option for upgrade) and 3900 cans per hour (cph)
  • Adjustable for various can sizes
  • Reliable fill rates
  • Minimal product loss
  • Low dissolved oxygen pickup (as low as 20ppb)
  • Patented Servo-seamer technology with real-time seam analysis to ensure precise and in-spec cans:
    • Seams not meeting a pre-determined, measured specification are rejected, ensuring optimal quality and shelf stability
    • 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
  • Compact design
  • 10” touch screen programmable display (can be operated from iPad or iPhone)
  • Easy to clean & maintain
  • Optional depalletiser & can rinser available

Vigo is the UK agent for ABE Beverage Equipment (formerly American Beverage Equipment), one of the market leaders in the US craft brewing equipment markets and an OEM manufacturer of beverage equipment.

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

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

  • ABE brewhouses and canning lines are installed in over 1,000 craft breweries across America

  • They have 24 years' manufacturing experience

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

  • Their equipment is cross-sector and suitable for many other drink types

  • 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

    • Ancillary equipment including depalletisers, twist rinsers & inkjet date coders (for canning lines for example)

    • 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 Vigo 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, brew houses and mash houses.

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