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Optimising Can Filling Lines with Dry Lube

Effective conveying of cans between high-value pieces of equipment (filler, pasteuriser etc) is an essential requirement of running an efficient can line.  Traditionally, wet lube (a water and detergent solution) is sprayed onto packaging conveyors to enable cans to glide and facilitate filler speeds of up to 2200 cans per minute. But, spraying water onto the conveyors creates ... Read More


Target CoF Values for a PET Packaging Line

Using a dry lubrication system on a PET bottling filling line can achieve bottle stability by controlling the coefficient of friction. We take a two pronged approach to achieve target coefficients:     Our H1 lubricant is formulated specifically for this application Our zonal distribution method optimises lubricant volumes to meet CoF targets on a zone by zone basis determined by the characteristics ... Read More


Is your Iconic Bottle Costing you Money?

In a crowded and competitive marketplace packaging innovations are helping brands create competitive advantage at point of sale.  As well as offering lighter and more environmentally friendly packaging, unique and interesting bottle shapes are becoming more readily available.   There are a number of drivers that can influence the decision to change bottle design.  The most ... Read More


Target CoF’s to Achieve Operating Efficiency on a Glass Packaging Line

Improving operating efficiencies and maximising throughput whilst minimising environmental impact are conventional strategic objectives of most food and beverage companies.  High up on the agenda for beverage producers is reducing their water to product ratio. Conveyor lubrication using wet lube requires high volumes of water.  Using a water-free conveyor lubrication technology is standard practice in can, ... Read More


How To Avoid Leaking Cans!

Tom Peters, Site Engineering at Dry Lube on the issue of leaking or damaged cans. “In the drinks industry the issue of damaged and leaking cans due to sidewall damage is well known and can account for a high percentage of production loss. The issue might occur with leakers form the base of the cans, especially if ... Read More


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