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Title:
A METHOD FOR CLEANING CAN BODIES AND A METHOD FOR IMPROVING A WASHING STAGE OF A PLURALITY OF CAN BODIES
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2017/139466
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A method of cleaning can bodies (100) having a continuous sidewall closed at one end by an integral bottom portion opposite an open end is described. A can body transporter (11a) is populated a plurality of can bodies (100). The transporter (11a) transfers can bodies (100) through a can body washer apparatus (10) from an entry end to a delivery end. A plurality of spray bars (16a-h) are located between the entry end and the delivery end and delivers a washing solution (204) to the plurality of can bodies (100). A substantially constant can body population density is maintained on the can body transporter (11a) by controlling a speed of the can body transporter (11a) relative to a rate of production of can bodies (100) produced by an upstream can body making apparatus. A time duration of an exposure of the plurality of can bodies (100) to the solution (204) is controlled by regulating delivery of the solution (204).

Inventors:
WONG, Howard (1050 W. Dakin St, Unit #3EChicago, IL, 60613, US)
VALIEN, Chad (3050 Patterson Road, Montgomery, IL, 60538, US)
Application Number:
US2017/017187
Publication Date:
August 17, 2017
Filing Date:
February 09, 2017
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
REXAM BEVERAGE CAN COMPANY (10 Longs Peak Drive, Broomfield, Colorado, 80021, US)
International Classes:
B08B3/00; B08B3/02; B08B3/14; B08B9/00; B08B9/093; B08B9/30; B01F15/04; B21C43/02; B21D22/22; B21D51/26; B41F17/22; B41J3/407
Foreign References:
US3262460A1966-07-26
DE2462999C21984-07-26
US20070289905A12007-12-20
US20020148485A12002-10-17
US3504390A1970-04-07
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
KLOBUCHAR, Peter M. (300 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 2500Chicago, Illinois, 60606, US)
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