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Can Tooling USED QUALITY
MACHINERY FOR SALE
COMPLETE LINES
Quality control
Innovation is key may have planned for our tools will actually work

Sacmi Crown cap line (intermediate).
Higher and higher production line speeds and or not,” says Jaime. “When designs produced

200 Ltr Drum line complete
the increasing complexity of cans and can ends in this way are finished, all of the computer

Deep Drawn can line
necessitate ever higher degrees of precision in the data goes on-line to the machinery in our work-

Automatic can making line 73mm dia.(300)
can making industry. shop and the whole production process is CNC-

Conical Pail can machinery, 20/25Ltr.
Innovation is ongoing in new materials for tools, controlled.”

Conical Pail Line 20/25Ltr. Sargiani(1995)
in surface treatments, and in the new generations It is then Varas’ standard procedure to test all
of toolmaking machinery. “The use of carbide in finished tools on one of its manual presses at low
PRINTING & COATING
tools is growing rapidly,” says Carlos, “not only speed, before any customer installs them into their
MACHINES/LINES
for cutting tools, but also for forming tools. Of high-speed machinery.

Crabtree 1 or 2 col,40”x36”/45”x38 Rebuilt.
course carbide parts in tools are more expensive

Crabtree 2 col Print+coating lines 40”x36”
and more difficult to process, but on the other No compromise
and 45”x38”+oven conventional or UV
hand, their lifespan is much longer, so it pays Varas makes tools for tinplate cans as well as •
Bundle turner 45”x40”,Ballard
off. However, our operators and our customers’ for aluminium cans. “We recognise that there is

One color Print+Coat,+LTG oven 40”x36”
operators have to learn to work with and carefully some competition between these materials,” says

Mailander 122, 2 col.print+coat.+LTG oven 45”x38”
maintain carbide, which is extremely fragile.’ Carlos, “but that does not concern us – we work

Mailander 122, one col.print line+LTG oven 45”x38”
There is innovation also in the coatings that for both materials. We specialise in two-piece DRD
Varas applies to its tools. “We cooperate closely cans, made from either tinplate or aluminium.
WELDING MACHINES
with a neighbouring company to whom we out- Also, we do a lot of work for tools for DRD fish cans, •
Soudronic NRZD 12 semi auto
source the coating of our tools,” explains Carlos. in particular for can plants in Spain and in North •
Soudronic FBB 5501welder+Frei oven
“Increasingly these days, we have a titanium African countries like Morocco.”

Soudronic ABM 250 Welder+curing oven
coating applied in order to extend the lifespan The toolmaking market in general is comprised

Smag welder (25 Ltr. Drums)
of our tools.” of lots of small local toolmakers who make tools •
Ears welding & Bailing Machines for 25 Ltr.
Over the last few years, Jaime believes that the for many different products. However, when it
Pails/cans of Welding Machines.
most dramatic innovations in the company’s pro- comes to the specialised can making industry, the

Soudronic VEAW 50 welder revised.
duction processes have taken place in the realms choice is rather limited. So who does Varas see as

Soudronic VAA-120(AE)+SPS powder+oven
of computer-aided design. “We do of course use its competition?

CAD-CAM programmes,” he says, “but in the last “In the league of quality suppliers of can making
GENERAL INDIVIDUAL
year we have extended our capabilities quite tools, I see some companies from Italy, Germany
MACHINERY
considerably.” and the US as serious competitors,” says Carlos.

STANDUN METAL BOX B-3 BODYMAKER
& BELVAC TRIMMER C-92, perfect order
This means that not only does Varas use com- “Every now and then we see a product from a

Angelus Seamers 50P DF, 60L & 120L
puters to help design new tools, but it also now Chinese toolmaker, but at the moment we do

COMACO automatic PALLETIZER- PA700/VLD,
uses computer simulations to test a variety of pos- not think that any Chinese manufacturer is able

FMC-652 C1 Seamer 6 heads,tools 99mm
sible uses for its tools. “We have very advanced to meet the required quality demands for high-

FMI 8 head beader 99 mm dia
computer software with which we can predict speed can making tools in terms of tolerances,

Mawag duplex slitters -1040x1040
whether or not certain operations our customers speeds, etc. Chinese tools may be good enough

SHIN-I Auto single slitters 42”x 42”, 1994
for the plastics industry, but that is a
& Electrostatic Waxing spray system
different league.”

Lubecca auto one head seamer LW211
Carlos believes that Chinese tool-

MB 548 Beader tools 603 (153mm)
makers will attain the required quality

MB 560 Beader tools 83mm
level for can making at some point

Cevolani BQ48 auto Die flanger dia 127, 153 mm
in the future, but it will require a

MB 151 auto Die flanger, tools 99mm dia
great deal of time and effort. “Even •
MB 200 F6 auto flanger, tools 65/99mm dia
when they do get the quality right”, •
MB 334 CRS/F auto seamers tools dia. 83+52 mm
he says, “we will still have the ex- •
MB 65 Spin Flanger tools 211/209
perience gained through intensive

Cevolani AT 60 auto seamer tools 153mm
communication and co-operation

Cevolani AQ 58 auto Rectangular Seamers(2)
between toolmaker and can maker


Oberburg ZSM-1+3 Assenbly machines

over the years. This is absolutely vital

BORDEN Testers 36 pockets modified 1992

in making things happen, and that is

Bliss 821 Dbl.Die stripfeed press revised
not easy from China.”

For Varas, says Carlos, quality is the
key to everything. “We know that Y P INTERNATIONAL LTD.
our customers expect a certain level 1 Basing Hill, London, NW11 8TE.
of quality from us,” he says. “That
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quality has its price, but any compro-
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mise to get a lower price is counter-
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productive in the end. So our motto
www.ypinternational.co.uk
remains: No sacrifice on quality!”q
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