SEAMING CHUCKS, ROLLS AND ASSEMBLIES
CHUCKS AND ROLLS
Imeta started as manufacturer of seaming chucks and rolls, to provide the best seaming for any type of can to any business, either can makers or seaming machines’. The main target has always been satisfying the clients’ needs, as well as the final users’,
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).
SEAMING ROLL ASSEMBLIES
In addition to the bare rolls, Imeta offers – as an optional service – the seaming rolls pre-assembled with their pins and bearings. Rolls are provided already set and lubricated, ready to be mounted, allowing significantly shortened machine downtimes. The assembly is carried out by skilled technicians using all the correct tools and equipment such as the hydraulic press and the dynamometric wrench. Whereas certain old items (pins, bottom plates, dust covers), are still in good conditions, it is also possible to provide partial assemblies according to the client’s needs.
Thanks to our experience in this industry, 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 as both the external and internal races are made of stainless steel, while the inner cage is made of plastic material, which is resistant against high temperatures.
Thanks to the low friction of the ceramic balls, the seaming rolls require a reduced lubrication – up to five times less than standards.
This saves time for the operators and the machine downtime, allowing increased production.