A 24-station registered can embossing machine developed by packaging machinery equipment manufacturing OEM Stolle Machinery is designed to emboss patterns on the length of two-piece decorated can bodies.
Embossed cans provide tactile pattern for the consumer that improves brand recognition and creates a competitive advantage versus traditional aluminum or steel cans.
Servo Technology Solution
Precisely forming the can body between matched embossing tools requires advanced control to register the embossed pattern to the printed decoration. A digital fiber sensor is used to track the position of the decoration, and the embosser orients the can body to precisely orient the can body to the tools using an individual servo motor.
Key features of the machine include:
- Production speeds up to 1500 cans/minute.
- Touchscreen operator interface controls various embossing parameters and enables on-the-fly adjustments.
- Can decoration located using a digital fiber sensor for accurate embossing registration.