Welcome, Craft Brewers!

Are you putting your product into cans? Are you planning to? Have you gotten some customer feedback that your product is stale, bitter, flat or simply does not live up to the high quality standards you, and your customers, know you maintain? Could your canning process be at fault? Do you know?

Air Leaks In – Quality Leaks Out

And, if you are putting your brew into cans, you should know how and why air could leak into your cans.

So, what can go wrong?

Above is a double seam. This is what your can seaming machine creates when it seals the top on your just filled beer can. This seam is all that stands between your beer, and the outside air. When everything goes right, this seam, which is very much the same as the double seam on food cans, is absolutely air-tight. But, things can, and will, go wrong. Wear and tear on your machine, mis-adjustment, or even operator error can cause the can seams you create to be much less than perfect. And, you may not even know it. A bad can seam can look perfectly normal to a casual observer, and it likely will not even appear to be leaking, but it is. It is letting your CO2 out of, and air into, the can, molecule by molecule, this can cause your beer to go flat, stale, or bitter before it even arrives in your customer’s hand.

And, What do you do about it?

The basic answer is that you must inspect the can seams that your machine is making, on a regular basis, to ensure it is creating correct, air-tight seams, and identify when it isn’t – BEFORE you ship that bad product to your customers. Knowing that all is working as intended will bring you peace of mind. And knowing when it isn’t working right allows you to correct the problem, and will bring you more satisfied customers.

How?

The food canning industry takes this issue very seriously, for good reason, and for nearly a quarter of a century, OneVision Corporation has been a leading supplier of can seam inspection, Quality Control, and measurement equipment, as well as expertise, advice and experience, to the canning industry.

We can offer you several affordable options to allow you to implement a Quality control solution on your own canning line and equipment. From the inspection equipment necessary, to our well respected advice, training and consultation services, we are ready to serve the Craft Brewing industry with the following solutions.

Module One

Can Seam Quality Evaluation Services

Send can seam samples to us. We can check and evaluate the seams your seaming process is creating, and provide you with a comprehensive report covering the quality of your seams. While the time delay may not catch an issue in time to immediately correct it, it will provide you with assurance that the seams you are making are adequate, and possibly detect an impending problem before it is too late.

Module Two

Can Seam Diagnostic Services

Our Seamer Specialists will work with you to diagnose and resolve can seam quality problems.

Module Three

Seam Stripper System

The OneVision Model 720 Seam Stripper will easily and safely separate the cover hook to enable seam measurements and evaluation.

Module Four

SeamMate® Starter software installed on your computer

The Seam Stripper plus SeamMate Starter software provides a convenient low priced means to inspect and track records of your double seam dimensions compared to specifications. SeamMate automatically calculates the overlap from body hook, cover hook and seam height measurements.

Includes SeamMate® Starter software that supports manually-entered double seam dimensions tracking and reporting.

Module Five

Craft Brewers SeamMate Starter plus Precision Gauges

Includes installation and training on the complete OneVision Craft Brewers SeamMate® inspection system for precision double seam inspections. The system compares your double seam measurements to specifications and provides tabular reports.
Installed equipment includes theModel 555 Seam Saw and Model 720 Seam Stripper for your beverage cans.

Module Six

Craft Brewers SeamMate® Tracker

Includes installation and training on the complete Craft Brewers SeamMate® Tracker inspection system for precision double seam inspections. Software includes Historical Reports and Charts, Seam Image Storage and Retrieval.
Installed equipment includes the Model 555 Seam Saw and Model 720 Seam Stripper for your beverage cans.

Module Seven

Craft Brewers SeamMate Process Control

Includes installation and training on the complete OneVision Craft Brewers SeamMate® inspection system installed at your facility. Software includes Historical Reports, Charts, seam Image storage and retrieval, AutoAlert and SeamVision for SPC are installed on your inspection station. The Process Control inspection system for precision double seam inspections includes Statistical Process Control. Software includes Historical Reports and Charts, Seam Image Storage and Retrieval.
Installed equipment includes the Model 555 Seam Saw and Model 720 Seam Stripper for your beverage cans.