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Counting of Metal Cans

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Crown are interested in solutions that will enable the accurate counting of metal cans in a high volume manufacturing environment.

Network Summary

Background

Crown Holdings, through its affiliated companies, is a leading innovator, manufacturer and supplier of metal packaging. Supplying beverage packaging, food packaging, aerosol packaging, metal closures, and promotional packaging products to consumer marketing companies around the world.

Challenge

Crown are interested in solutions that will enable the accurate counting of metal cans in a high volume manufacturing environment.

The method must be suitable to count empty cans without ends, being transported using mass conveyors at typical conveyor speeds ranging from 20 meters/min to 45 meters/min. The conveyor width can range from 900mm to 2 meters wide.

The manufacturing environment may introduce challenges regarding access to equipment and achieving direct line of vision to moving cans. The system must provide real time information that can be used to control the production flow of palletised empty cans.

The video link shows the can making process https://vimeo.com/196498549.

What's in it for you?

Crown are seeking collaboration with individuals, academic and industry participants to identify solutions.

If you have or are developing solutions, or if you have expertise in the above, please click "Apply" to submit your solution/expertise to the Network.

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