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.

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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

Click here for the complete article on FDA.gov

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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.

CM-Double-Sheet-Sensors-2017

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

Calling All Sales Agents

Container Machinery has a well established network of sales agents in the US and in China, and is now expanding its distribution network into Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.

World Map with Pins

We’re currently seeking qualified Sales Agents in the following regions:

  • Australia
  • Japan
  • India
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines
  • Vietnam
  • The Middle East
  • South America
  • Europe

We are looking for motivated Business Development sales agents who have experience in selling in the canmaking industry and who have established customer relationships.

You will be asked to expand the business in your territory as well as continuously expand the installed base of customers.  As a sales agent for a certain territory you are also requested to manage the relationship and the communication with your customers and act as an account manager.

Contact us with a brief description of yourself and your background, an example of how you would act as a Container Machinery Sales Agent, and the best way for us to reach you.

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Automatic End Feeder – Unwrapper

Plastic or Paper Unwrapping Solution from Container Machinery

Automated End Feeding System from Container Machinery
Unwrap 5 bags/min of various diameters and feed up to two lines!
Plastic Foil Wrap Can Ends
Unwrap ends ranging from Ø52-155 mm and from 350-1200 mm long.

Unwrap up to 5 bags/minute with the Automatic End Feeding System.  Lids ranging from Ø52-155 mm are unwrapped from either paper or plastic sleeves up to 1200 mm long.

Single output and dual-output unwrappers available with storage of up to 165 sticks of each type.

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