Machine Retrofit Service

Products from CM are designed for a long service life.
High-quality materials and best engineering ensure the safe operation of
our products over several decades.
Innovations, changed requirements and the continuous development
process at CM and our customers can nevertheless rapidly overhaul
the technology of existing old machines.
The answer to these changes is a retrofit of your existing machine.
– Performance optimization
– Enhancement of product properties
– Optimization of safety devices
Interference with the machine – Safety risk
At first glance, a retrofit offers an economical alternative to a new
acquisition. However, the modification of machines that have already
been placed on the market requires an assessment of the machine with
regard to operational safety.
Safety assessment – Risk analysis – CE- marking
In the Product Safety Ordinance (Product Safety Act / 9th ProdSV
Machinery Ordinance) a change of a machine can be judged as a
substantial change compared to the original condition and is therefore
regarded as a new product.
This raises the question of when a machine will be converted into a new
machine. Any modification of a used machine that affects the protection
of the legal rights under the Product Safety Act must be examined for
safety-relevant effects. Every change must meet the requirements of
machine safety in accordance with the stare of the art, see also safety
guidelines for the operator. In some cases, a separate procedure for
assessing CE conformity, with risk analysis and risk assessment, must
also be carried out.
These aspects must be checked in individual cases before retrofitting.
If the intervention in the machine is so extensive that an evaluation on
the basis of documentation is not possible, additional assessments of
the machine at the installation site by CM personnel or experts may be
necessary. We would like to point out that this work must take place
before planning and is associated with costs. A result could be negative
influence for the implementation.
If you have any questions or require further information, please do not
hesitate to contact us.



型号 CM-B700
适用盖型 Ends type 207.5E/207.5A/200/211/209
生产速度 Production speed 240 epm
盖条长度 Stick length Max 800mm
通道数 No. of lines 4
周期 Cycles/Minute 10 bags/min
电源供给Power supply 400V, 60Hz, 3-phase 5lines+ neutral+PE
额定功率 Power rating 15Kw
气压 Air preessure 0.6Mpa
打包机PLC Bagger PLC Siemens PLC,S7-200 SMART
外形尺寸 Mechanical size L*W*H=3950mm*2950mm*2150m

CM Balancer

CM Balancer

型号 CM-B500
适用盖型 Ends type 200,202,206
进盖通道数 Number of Infeed channels 1~4
出盖通道数 Number of Out channels 1~4
单通道速度 Single channel speed Max.2000 pcs/min
缓存数量 Storage number 160000 pcs
控制系统 Control system Siemens/Allen-Bradley
气源接口 Air connection 12mm
气压 Air preessure 0.6Mpa
电源连接 Power connection 380V 50Hz
额定功率 Power rating 12KW
外形尺寸 Mechanical size L*W*H=7m*4.5m*3.1m
净重约 Nett weight approx.. 4200Kg
托盘堆叠高度 Height per stack 1450mm
棒的长度 Stick length 1330mm
棒/托盘 Sticks per tray 12
盖/棒 ends per stick 770±10 pcs(Based on 202)
盖/叠托盘 ends per stack 160000 pcs


Please note that the parameters is only for your reference. The allocation is depended on your machine’s realistic requirements.


CM debaggers are designed to feed ends automatically or semi automatically to the filling line. The sticks must be packed in loose paper bag and the tip of the bag folded 180 degree and glued tightly without gap.

CM334 Manaual End Feeder

TYPE 591 Automatic end feeding  at the speed of

66000 ends/hour

72000 ends/hour

90000 ends/hour

120000+ ends/hour

Replacement Oven Pockets

Replacement Compound Drying Oven Pocket - Style #2
Oven Pockets for Vertical Compound Drying Ovens and Easy-Open End Repair Coaters.

Container Machinery manufactures several types of replacement oven pockets which are directly compatible with a wide range of conventional vertical drying ovens, and with some easy-open end electro repair coaters. Oven Pockets from Container Machinery are an inexpensive and reliable alternative to high-priced OEM replacement parts.

Conventional can end vertical drying ovens hold can ends using two parallel series of plastic oven pockets. To hold ends properly, the pockets must be exchanged regularly. Oven pockets are easy to replace, and we recommend exchanging them annually, or bi-annually, depending on your can end-making production volume.

A variety of Oven Pockets are available.

Not all compound drying oven parts are created equal. The combination of heat and wear can deform oven pockets or make them brittle — leading to can end jams or oven pocket breakage. Optimum end-making line efficiency can be more easily be achieved when using the best parts available.

Vertical drying oven pockets from Container Machinery are made from a high-quality plastic polymer specifically suited to the harsh environments inside a conventional compound drying ovens. We’re so confident in our oven pockets, with your first order, we’ll send you 100 replacement pockets free of charge. If you accept them, we’ll proceed in shipping the remaining order.

Contact us with your vertical drying oven manufacturer, the size of your can ends, and the capacity of your drying oven, and we’ll recommend replacement oven pockets for vertical drying ovens according to your exact requirements.

Contact us to order drying oven pockets.

Steristar Steam-Air Retort – FDA Guide

Container Machinery has provided machinery for food processing for over 40 years.  The original company (Container Machinery Corporation) was founded in 1974 and manufactured the Truxton Steristar Steam-Air Retort.

Truxton Steristar Steam-Air Retorts
Truxton Steristar Steam-Air Retorts installed.

FDA: Guide to Inspections of Low Acid Canned Food 39 | Steam-Air Retorts

Equipment and procedures for processing in steam-air retorts are not specifically covered in the lacf regulations. These systems are covered by 21CFR 113.40(j), Other Systems. “Other” systems are required to conform to the applicable requirements of the lacf regulations…

…At one time the Container Machinery Corp. built the Truxton Steristar in the U.S….

The steam-air retort uses a mixture of steam and air, which is added to create an over-pressure in the retort. The air over-pressure allows thermal processing of a wide variety of containers including: glass, metal cans, rigid plastic, and flexible pouches. Steam-air mixtures, although in a gaseous state similar to 100% steam, when used as a heating medium behave more like water…

…It is very important to maintain the correct steam-air ratio in this type of retort. The steam-air ratio should be the same as that used during studies to determine temperature distribution in the retort.

Steam-air retorts are normally operated at steam-air ratios ranging from 75% steam/25% air to 95% steam/5% air, depending upon the air over-pressure in the retort. The steam-air ratio is normally determined by the processing temperature and the type of package being processed.

The pressure in a steam-air retort must be maintained at the correct pressure to prevent container distortion and to maintain the correct steam-air ratio…

…The percent steam can be calculated using the following formula:

Steam pressure psia (pounds per sq. inch actual) = % steam

Total system pressure psia

Steam pressure psia is determined by determining the amount of steam pressure generated at a certain temperature [e.g. 240° F generates 10 psig (pounds per sq. inch gauge)] plus 14.7 psi (atmospheric pressure at sea level) equals 24.7 psia. The total system pressure is determined by taking the gauge reading and adding 14.7 psi. A steam air system having a total gauge pressure of 15 lbs operating at 240° F would have a 83% steam, 17% air mixture.

10 psig + 14.7 psi atmospheric = 24.7 = 83% steam

15 psig + 14.7 psi atmospheric    29.7

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Container Machinery Exclusive Jungmichel Agent

As the exclusive Jungmichel Agent, Container Machinery sells Double Sheet Detectors for monitoring the automatic sheet destack and sheet feed on sheet working machines like body makers, welding- and printing machines, slitters, presses etc.

Container Machinery sells Double sheet detectors as the Jungmichel Agent

For over 40 years now, Jungmichel has specialized in design and production of electronic sensors and controllers mainly for the can making, canning and metal sheet working industry.  Our sensors and detectors are used by canmakers and canners around the world, and are the preferred choice of well known OEMs that produce machinery for the metal packaging industry.  They monitor the sheet destacking so that only one sheet is feed into the sheet working machine.

There are many different detector models available.  For different kinds of sheet materials, with singlesided contact sheet detectors or with double-sided non-contact sheet sensors.

Very economical, flexible, and user-friendly, Jungmichel double sheet detectors are available with various functions and outputs.  Some all-in-one double sheet sensors are “teach-in” programmable and don’t require an external amplifier.  Some detectors have convenient 0 – 10 V DC outputs.

Since 1977, Jungmichel double sheet sensors have been the preferred choice of leading canmaking machinery suppliers for use in their machines.  As the Jungmichel agent,  you can get original replacement sensors and/ or amplifiers quickly and inexpensively, with local customer service from us.

Please download our sensor catalogs for more information.  Special sensor solutions are may also be available.


Container Machinery is the exclusive Jungmichel agent in the United States. Contact us for more information.