The Z340 Automatic Coating Analyser has been developed to give detailed distribution analysis of the internal lacquer on a beverage can


The proven contact measurement technology ensures accurate, reliable and traceable measurement 24/7.


Torus Beverage Can Gauging


Measurement Features

  • Internal Lacquer | Accuracy: +/- 0.2 µm | Capability: 0.4 µm
  • External Lacquer | Accuracy: +/- 0.2 µm | Capability: 0.4 µm
  • Rim Coat Lacquer | Accuracy: +/- 0.4 µm | Capability: 0.8 µm


Technical Specification

  • Beverage Can Materials | Aluminium
  • Can Stages | Trimmed, Finished, Reformed
  • Outer Body Diameter | Typical Range: Ø 202 – Ø 300
  • Trimmed Can Height | Typical Range: 190.00 – 190.00
  • Finished Can Height | Typical Range: 90.00 – 190.00


Gauge Features

  • Internal Lacquer Thickness / Weight
  • External Varnish Thickness / Weight / OV (Over Ink)
  • Rim Coat Lacquer Thickness / Weight
  • Reverse Wall Inspection
  • Dual system equipped with two spectrometers – Visible Light and Near Infrared (NIR) Light, enables the OV / over ink inspection
  • Brand-new fibre set up creating a smaller spot size to optimise measurement of rim coat and reverse wall, both with dedicated tooling to enable precise location of measuring positions on both features
  • Enables monitoring and control of the lacquer distribution
  • Absolute, not inferred, lacquer thickness measurement
  • High positional accuracy, ensuring true location of measurement points
  • Multi-size capability so no need for change tooling
  • Traceable measurements to NIST standards

Customise your Gauge

Our modular gauge setups are unique and allow you to customise your gauge as and when you require, giving you the flexibility to ensure you have a total quality solution.

  1. Start with the standard Z340 Automatic Beverage Can Coating Analyser…
  2. … add any of the below optional modules at any time.
  1.  Multi Lane Input Conveyor
  2. Vision Module
  3. Reverse Wall Lacquer Distribution (Manual Loaded Tooling)
  4. Base Rim Coat (BRC) Lacquer Distribution

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