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EPA: End Profile Analyzer

Easy Open and Sanitary End Measurement System

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Description

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The EPA – End Profile Analyzer is an all-in-one can end measurement system, which uses a combination of laser profiling and mechanical gauging technologies in order to measure the end.

Incorrect values on the ends can often cause major issues at the seamer like deadheads, stuck ends, false seams and bad double seams. Also, can end curl specifications are very difficult to measure and confirm today without the End Profile Analyzer.

The End Profile Analyzer (EPA) also replaces “go-no-go” gauges (like pin fit, chuck fit) and destructive measurement methods for sanitary and easy open ends which are inaccurate, time consuming and give different results for different operators. With laser profiling technology, the EPA is able to measure all important end specifications using a non-contact optical laser measurement system:

End Material Thickness
Outside diameter
Inside Diameter
Chuck Fit Diameter (an actual measurement, not go-no-go!)
Curl Width / Seam stock (for the first time, a non destructive measurement!)
Curl Height
Curl Radius
Countersink
End flanges
Pin Fit
First bead height
New: Overall end height
New: Second countersink
New: Chuck wall angle (optional)
New: Countersink bottom radius (optional)

Measured dimensions:  Diameters (outside, inside and chuck fit), curl dimensions, countersink, plate thickness and more!

End diameter range:  2″-10″ (50- 255 mm)

End types:  Sanitary and easy open ends and shells

Technologies used:  Laser profiling and mechanical gauging

Measurement results:  Automatically obtained measurement, tamper proof results

Features & Benefits

Quick measurements (under 1 second)

High accuracy material thickness gauge

Automatic measurement ensures repeatability

Non-contact, non-destructive measurements

Non-destructive measurement of Curl Width (seam stock)!

Can measure previously difficult values, such as curl width and curl radius

Multilingual! Translations available to most languages

Runs under Windows™

CE certified

Prefocused, precalibrated

Accurate material Thickness gauge included

Provides its own reports and also interfaces with SPC systems

New: Chuck wall angle and countersink bottom radius measurements (optional)

Inner Bead Gauge (Optional)

Measures positive and negative inner beads

0.01mm (0.0005″) measurement resolution

Easily adjustable slider position