CHUCKS, ROLLS AND ASSEMBLY
CHUCKS AND ROLLS
Imeta’s roots lie in the production of chucks and rolls for the best seaming of any kind of cans, for any manufacturer of seamer, with the intention of meeting the end users’ needs, in the Food, Beverage and general line sectors.
Depending on whether the production is for a can maker or for a cannery, Imeta uses different base materials: standard steels (AISI D2, AISI 440, US2000 MC), sintered steel (K390, M390, Vanadis, Nicro 100), special steels for specific applications (K360, Cromax, Calmax, Aisi 630, 15.5PH) and Stoody Metal for increased resistance to deterioration and corrosion in conditions of maximum productivity.
In order to reduce machine downtime, Imeta also uses innovative surface coatings to improve seam quality and the lifetime of the product itself (CVD, PVD, wear-resistant chromium plating, Diamond 98 HRC, UCAR).
In addition to the naked rolls, Imeta offers, as an optional service, the seaming rolls pre-assembled with their pins and bearings. The client experiences less machine downtime during the change process, since rolls are already set and lubricated and are ready to be installed in the machine. The assembly is carried out by skilled technicians, using appropriate equipment such as hydraulic presses and dynamometric wrenches. Where certain old parts are still usable, we can also provide partial assemblies at various steps.
Thanks to our experience on the ground, Imeta has developed new assemblies for some obsolete seaming rolls. These include the “Easy System” type roll for the Angelus P Series, and the “Super Seal” type roll for any seaming machines. These can reduce roll maintenance time and cost.
CERAMIC BALL BEARINGS
Ceramic ball bearings are fully resistant to corrosion because both the external and internal races are made of stainless steel, while the inner cage is made of plastic material, which is resistant to high temperatures.
Thanks to the extreme smoothness of the ceramic balls, rolls require less lubrication – up to five times less than the standard rolls.
This allows for significant savings in man-hours and machine downtime, leading to boosted productivity on the production line as a whole.