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Products  > Quality By Vision Clearance Gauge: Double Seamer Setup and Adjustment System

Quality By Vision Clearance Gauge: Double Seamer Setup and Adjustment System

The Clearance Gauge: Double Seamer Setup and Adjustment System improves seam integrity and consistency, increases uptime and quickens changeovers. 

Description

Brought to you by Quality By Vision, our metal packaging specialist brand, this double seamer clearance gauge takes the guesswork out of seamer setup. It improves seam integrity and consistency while increasing uptime. And it makes changeovers much faster than previously possible.  

No more double seamer head slowdowns

Our clearance gauge will quickly and accurately set up your seamer and fix issues as they arise. It ensures that all seamer heads are performing in perfect unison. This means your seamers will run better and require fewer adjustments, leading to less downtime and a reduction in unplanned stops. 

Compatible clearance gauges 

Our clearance gauge and double seamer technologies are compatible with most popular seamer models. They can also be used for any size of can. 

Clear vision clearance gauges  

Featuring state-of-the-art cameras, our clearance gauges take the guesswork out of setting up the seamer by automatically measuring the seamer clearance and thickness.  

Computer ready clearance gauges   

Our clearance gauges come with all the software needed for measurement as well as databasing of images and a suite of reporting and SPC functions. They connect directly to any PC via a USB. 

Powerful double seamer database

Our clearance gauge and double seamer device has a powerful database for reports, images and head comparison – all of which can be printed off or saved as a PDF. Load your specs into the database for quick and easy double seamer set up. 

Clearance gauge inspection options 

Across the Industrial Physics portfolio we have plenty of devices that are similar to the clearance gauge. For example, also made by Quality By Vision we manufacture the SEAM360: Non Destructive Seam Inspection for Food Cans and the SEAM360: Non Destructive Seam Inspection for Beverage Cans.  

Double-up on your double seamer knowledge!

We’re always pleased to share the knowledge we’ve gained over several decades of working with clearance gauges and double seaming equipment.  

First up, here you can access our exclusive webinar Industrial Physics’ Guide to Seam Inspection as we speak to our Global Product Line Director – one of the world’s finest minds when it comes to metal packaging! 

Then if you want to learn how Caniel, a leading food and aerosol canmaker, called on us to increase the efficiency of their canning line and reduce downtime, then read this case study.  

Finally, we publish lots of articles and blogs on double seamer techniques across the knowledgebase section of our website. For example, we have this piece on the methods of can inspection, or this one that explores five types of beer testing equipment.   

Why do you need our clearance gauge?

There’s rising pressures on canneries and can makers to increase productivity, minimize changeover time and cut back on unplanned stops. All of this means that higher quality closures and accurate seamer and clearance gauge setup has never been more important. 

Many companies settle for merely meeting the seam specifications. They ignore the high variation between different heads on the same seamer and can miss hard-to-detect issues like microleaks. As a knock-on effect this can mean that the slightest change in incoming materials causes the seams to go out of spec. It can affect anything from plate thickness to can flange or can height. Plus a seamer’s own tolerances can cause further problems.  

Some canners try to tackle this by increasing the amount and frequency of seam checks. But then they have to stop the line more often, or use expensive X-rays and online systems for seam verification.  

Then there’s the problems many companies encounter when using feeler or wire gauges; an attempt to determine the distance between the roll and chuck or to adjust the roll height of the chuck. But even in the hands of an experienced seamer, these are tricky and inaccurate procedures.  

More often than not, rolls need to be readjusted after the first seam check and as the seamer warms up. For vertical adjustment, most companies use a vertical ‘pin height gauge’. However, the height and lateral distance adjustment affect one another due to the shapes of the roll and chuck profiles. 

The double seamer clearance gauge solution!

Choose an Industrial Physics double seamer and you won’t need to worry about these problems any longer, whatever the size of your operation! 

We invented double seam inspection and have honed the performance of our range of clearance gauges and double seamer equipment over many years.  

Instead of focusing on checking seams after the double seam is already complete, our clearance gauges optimize the can seaming process. They do this by taking out any variation between the different seamer heads and inspecting the seamer itself. 

You’ll enjoy a clear and dramatic performance upgrade with an IP clearance gauge. Instead of increasing the rate and frequency of seam scope checks, you’ll see what your can seamer is doing before you even start running cans through the line! 

Specifications

SKU: 017 000:00

Applications: Aerosol Testing, Beverage Testing, Can Inspection, Double Seam Inspection

Materials: Metals

Compatibility: nearly all roll / chuck (non-rail) seamers

Automatic detection of: seamer clearance, thickness and feeler gauge

Can sizes supported: 200-603, minimum height 58mm

Number of seamer specs allowed: unlimited

Documentation: system saves all audits and adjustments – numbers and images

Number of seamer specs allowed: unlimited

Sizes: compatible with nearly all chuck/roll seamers

Measurement resolution: 0.0002in-0.0004in (5 – 10 microns)

Automatic detection of: seamer clearance, thickness and feeler gauge

Can sizes supported: 200-603, any height

Documentation: system saves all audits and adjustments numbers and images

Output interface: USB

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Success Stories

The Problem

With rising pressures on canneries and can makers to increase productivity, minimize both changeover time and unplanned stops – while ensuring higher quality closures – accurate seamer setup is vital.  

The Solution

Our customer needed a reliable instrument to speed up their seamer changeovers. We presented the ‘perfect’ solution in the Quality By Vision Clearance Gauge. It takes the guesswork out of seamer setup, improves seam integrity, increases uptime and rapidly makes changeovers. 

The Result

A spokesperson for industry-leading metal packaging  manufacturer Caniel said: “The team at Industrial Physics identified the perfect solution for our testing requirements and this has been a huge benefit for us.” 

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