CraftCan15 Canning Line from ABE Beverage Equipment

The CraftCan15™ Canning Line is 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 CraftCan15 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
  • Ease of use
  • Seamer monitoring to ensure optimum quality, shelf stability and reduce product loss
  • Durability

The CraftCan15 has a capacity of up to 900 cans per hour (up to 15 cans per minute). See below for the main features of the CraftCan15. 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.

Application

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 CraftCan15 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

     

 

Features

Features include:

  • Small footprint of 0.6 x 2.43m
  • Capacity up to 900 cph
  • Reliable fill rates
  • Low dissolved oxygen pickup
  • Patented Servo Seamer 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
  • 6” touch screen programmable display (can be operated from iPad or iPhone)
  • CIP and wash-down capable
  • Optional brite tank monitor available
  • AISI 304 stainless steel construction (some 316 contact parts)

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