Compania Metalurgica PRADA has recently purchased a Bonfiglioli Engineering RLD 230 rotary machine with 12 heads for leak testing 18 litre square cans. Prada is the largest three-piece Canmaker in Brasil since 1936 and supplies quality and tradition with more than 1,600 workers on 4 sites in Brasil. They produce more than 1 billion cans per year for General line cans mainly for paint cans, aerosol and chemical products.
The customized infeed handling system positions each container under a special sealing head, which is cam driven to seal on container neck opening. The container is then pressurized and monitored to determine if it leaks. If a leak is detected, the container is automatically ejected in a designated area on the exit of the tester. Otherwise it exits through the customized handling system onto the line. The machine was designed for detecting micro leaks at 50 cans per min.
The RLD 230 is highly precise and repeatable with a very low energy and compressed air consumption. The testing heads motion is driven by a mechanical cam which is automatically lubricated making it a very low maintenance machine. It can also easily be installed in existing production lines.
Bonfiglioli Engineering has been operating since 1974 with great success in the market of leak testing machines. The experience built up and constant attention towards new technologies, have allowed the company to set itself as a valid point of reference at world level in the market for designing and building leak testers, for the can-making, beverage, food and pharmaceutical sectors. Bonfiglioli Engineering since 1996 is represented in Brasil by Mr. Manoel Guarda of M. Guarda Comercio e Representações ltda - Sâo Paulo - SP - Brasil.
Further information may be obtained from the website www.bonfiglioliengineering.com