The Z401 Shell Inspection System from Torus Measurement Systems defines the standard for dimensional inspection of beverage / beer can shells.


Each shell to be inspected is automatically collected from a ‘stack’ and loaded into the gauging module with an integrated pick and place system. The measurement cycle is then initiated via the PC running the TMS GaugeXplorer Measurement and Machine Control software.


Torus Shells and Ends

Beverage Shells and Ends


Measurement Features

  • Unit Depth | Accuracy: +\- 0.005 mm
  • Countersink | Accuracy: +\- 0.005 mm
  • Panel Depth | Accuracy: +\- 0.005 mm
  • Curl Diameter | Accuracy: +\- 0.005 mm
  • Curl Height | Accuracy: +\- 0.005 mm
  • Curl Opening* | Accuracy: +/- 0.025 mm
  • Inner Curl Diameter | Accuracy: +/- 0.025 mm
  • Average Metal Thickness | Accuracy: +/- 0.005 mm

*Curl Opening feature not supported on CDL style shells


Technical Specification

  • Shell Materials | Aluminium
  • Shell Stages | Pre-Curl, Form, Finished
  • Shell Body Diameter Range | Typical Range: Ø 200 – Ø 206
  • Fast and accurate measurement data
  • No change parts
  • Can be supplied for a single-fixed diameter of shell, or for facilities producing multiple sizes from Ø 200 – Ø 206, a fully automatic adjustable version is available
  • Operator can define which features are inspected at up to 16 selectable positions
  • Pre-curl and finished shells can be measured with no mechanical changeover
  • Hopper type handling system, one or two load/unload hopper cassettes (stack of shells up to 98mm height)

The Torus Measurement Systems modular design construction gives complete flexibility when specifying your requirements.

The below option Automatic Grain Alignment is available to add at anytime.

The Grain Alignment option allows operators to gain information of where exact measurement points are taken, allowing for precise tooling adjustment to be made when required.

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