• The full rotary canning line is the latest offering from BW Packaging Co.
    The full rotary canning line is the latest offering from BW Packaging Co.

Pneumatic Scale Angelus (a BW Packaging Co) will be exhibiting its CB100R full rotary canning line at APPEX 2024. This compact line runs at 100+ CPM and couples a 12-head rotary counter-pressure filling turret with a 3-spindle rotary Angelus seamer.

This marks the sixth year since 2017 that PSA has launched an innovation into the craft beverage space. The CB100R serves anyone wanting to can beer, seltzers, and carbonated soft drinks, at carbonation levels up to 4.1 vols (8 g/l) CO2.

“The full rotary system means we’re able to increase the number of cans traveling through the system, maintaining high seam integrity without increasing product agitation,” said Gordon Wood, general manager for Australia. “This allows us to eliminate unwanted reductions in carbonation seen with other filling methods.”

Precision magnetic flowmeters ensure filling accuracy, with little to no waste. Wood said, “The addition of the rotary seamer means we achieve faster speeds in a smaller footprint. This is great for brewers who want to increase production without requiring additional space, often already at a premium.”

Visit BW Packaging Co at Stand B090. APPEX is taking place on 12-15 March at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Free registration is open now.

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