Canneed Newsletter – September 2009

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CanNeed Newsletter – September 2009

Exhibition Playback

Canneed company exhibited the latest developed instruments in the “Cannex Asia Pacific 2009 – 11th Can-making Industry Show” on Jun. 8-10, 2009. The instruments included The Seam Sight(TM) Full Automatic Seam Measurement System (V2); CSS-300 Seam Saw, EMS-100 Multiple Lid Measurement Station; CND-TRK-200 Oven Temperature Logger; ABT-200 Burst Buckling Tester for aerosol cans, etc.
During the exhibition, Canneed company met the customers from worldwide and displayed to them the new functions and features of the latest developed instruments, which were favored by the customers. Meantime, we collected many precious advice and comments about our instruments, which are great helpful in our progressing.

Cannex 2009

Canneed company also exhibited at “ProPak Asia 2009 – The 17th International Processing, Filling and Packaging Technology Event for Asia”. In the exhibition, Canneed company met her Thailand agent Applied Scientific Instruments Co., Ltd.The two companies exchanged opinions on the markets, discussed the improvement and development of instruments, received customers from worldwide and also signed the order contract during the exhibition.

PROPAK Asia 2009

◆Products Development

Since the Canneed Seam Sight(TM) Full Automatic Seam Measurement System (V2) launched, it was favored by the customers worldwide and soon became the hot sale product.
Seam Sight(TM) Full Automatic Seam Measurement System (V2) , measurement done within 1 second!

Seam Sight(TM) Seam Measurement Software

CanNeed Seam Sight(TM) Full Automatic Seam Measurement System (V2) , only to press the “Start” button, measurement will automatically be done within 1 second, simple, high accuracy and efficiency, avoiding the man-made deviation. Adopted the advanced optical system and Golden Lens(TM) video capture device, which ensured the high image definition and the measurement accuracy.

Seam Monitor history

1st Generation 2nd Generation 3rd Generation 4th Generation
Dial Gauge Digital data displaying Manual Line positioning Auto Line positioning
Dial gauge, Manual recording and calculating Manual recording and calculating Manual line positioning and auto calculating Auto Line positioning, data collecting and calculating
Canneed company exhibited the ABT-200Burst Buckling Tester for aerosol cans on“Cannex Asia Pacific 2009 – 11th Can-making Industry Show”, which has drawn the attention of aerosol can manufacturers, and they were very interested in the equipment. Canneed SMM-200 Score Measure Microscope has a professional analyzing software CND_SMM 1.0, make it more functional and convenient.
Attributes:

l Lens working distance reaches 8.2mm, (working distance means the distance between the lens and object when focusing gets a clear image), well solved the biggish difference between end score position and end fringe of EO ends. Applicable for the score measurement of various kinds of can ends. Such as RP, SOT, EO, etc.

ABT-200Burst Buckling Tester for aerosol cans applicable

l Adopted the fine optical components, ensured the high definition of images and data accuracy.

for testing the buckle and burst value of aerosol cans, with the special designed clamp, it is able to test the buckle value of the free ends (top and bottom). An accurate testing equipments could help the enterprises to cut the cost while maintain the good product quality.

l Applicable for various kinds of can ends. Standard feature: max. end diameter 110mm, bigger by order.

l The advanced single lens reflex design, able to adjust the magnification continuously, convenience for the observation.

l The fine micrometer and displaying device, reaches the 1 µm resolution, ensured the result accuracy.

The professional analyzing software of ABT-200 is able to display the pressure curve, monitor and record three buckle values: end buckle value, bottom buckle value and burst value. The database system manages the measurement result and curve, and the system will carry out the testing process automatically, so that no manual operation needed during the testing process.

l Optional for measuring software, with database management system, convenient for generating reports, data statistic and image storage.

l Screen cross line function. Ensured the calibration point and measurement point superposed strictly.

l Calibration piece. Users can do the calibration at any time.

Introducing the Canneed’s DER-3 Digital Enamel Rater

Description: The Canneed “DER-3 Digital Enamel Rater” is the industry standard. The new CANNEED Enamel Rater DER-3 instrument test the coverage of the enamel coating inside food and beverage cans. Also aerosol-cans may be tested with DER-3. It displays an index of the amount of metal exposed by incomplete enamel coverage on a clear, easily read digital LED.
The instrument applies a constant voltage across the can body and an electrode immersed in an electrolyte-filled can, and measures the resulting current. Test voltage is set at 6.3 VDC. Operating range is 0 to 300 milliamperes with accurate resolution within 0.1ma.
The instrument operates in industry standard 4 second mode, continuously, or can be programmed to measure any desired time. In 4-second mode, the display shows the reading only at 4 seconds. In continuous mode the reading is displayed beside elapsed time with the 4-second reading automatically stored in memory for recall. A simple and foolproof calibration self-test verifies correct, accurate operation.
Location of exposed metal can be determined by reversing voltage which causes bubbles of gas to form on exposed metal for easy visual identification. Electrolyte level and can contact sensors ensure that testing begins only when can is properly filled with electrolyte solution and good electrical contact with the can has been established.
The sturdy enclosure includes a sealed-membrane keypad for protection against moisture and corrosion in the factory environment. An RS232 serial interface permits use with remote computers, printers or data collectors.
The CANNEED End Panel Holder can be used with any CANNEED Enamel Rater to test for metal exposure on can ends. The test is performed in the same manner as on a can. Electrolyte is added to the plastic cup, the can end is fitted onto the beveled end of the cup, and a vacuum is applied to hold the end securely on the cup.
When the cup is inverted, the elctrode and can end become immersed in the electrolyte and the reading is displayed on the Enamel Rater.
The CANNEED End Panel Holder consists of a lucite cup mounted to rotate on its horizontal axis. The cup is beveled to make a tight seal on the can end. An electrode and vacuum connection are mounted within the cup. On the bakelite base a vacuum stopcock and a moveable contact arm, which completes the electrical circuit when the assembly is inverted. A cable adaptor footswitch is required to connect a CANNEED End Panel Holder to the CANNEED Digital Enamel Rater.
Technical Specifications (changes reserved):
Sample type : 2- and 3-piece cans. Also aerosol-cans
Range: 0 to 300 ma
Resolution: 0.1mA
Accuracy: 5%
Power supply: AC115 V/230V to DC9V
Rear Panel: RS232 serial output
Display unit Dimensions:162 x 200 x 80mm ( W x L x H )
Can holder Dimensions: 210 x 228 x 250 mm(W x L x H)
Weight: 4 kg

China banks are becoming world’s financial powerhouse

Readers of my blog, although not too many of them, know that I from time to time criticized my Chinese clients. In my last blog, I criticized the un- professionalism of a China bank. It seems that I am a China basher. However, as a matter of fact I am not. I am just using this blog to air my grievances. It is interesting to note that China bashing usually attracts more blog readers than otherwise. If it helps my blog, I don’t mind being seen as one of them. Further, I know the (Mainland) Chinese would not read my blog simply due to the fact all foreign social nets, such as WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, Google Blog and others, are blocked  in China. I can criticise my Chinese clients all I want and I won’t lose their businesses. The same cannot be said about my US principal. If I criticise them,  they may read it (although I doubt it) I may just as well kiss my job good-bye.

Talking about China Banks, I would like to bring up an interesting question. Recently, I came across a Chinese client who intended to pay for the goods ordered from us by a letter of credit (LC). The LC would be opened by one of the three largest state banks in China. When I mention “a China Bank” hereinbelow, I am referring to one of such banks.  My question is would you as a seller accept a LC opened by a China bank?. Personally, I would. A LC is essentially a bank guarantee. Therefore, the issue is whether a China bank is an acceptable risk. Do you know that currently the 3 largest banks in the world by market capitalisation are the 3 largest in China, namely Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), China Construction Bank (CCB) and Bank of China (BOC), and in that order? It is the reason this blog is entitled “China Banks are becoming the world’s financial powerhouse”. I have so much confidence in them that over 7o% of my stock portfolio are invested in ICBC and BOC and I am sitting on very nice profits on these two stocks (see I am a China fan and not a basher).

Being one of the largest banks in the world and being a state bank, I can’t see how a China Bank could renege or default on a LC. Therefore my answer to the above question as to whether one could accept such LC is an undeniable YES.  What is your view?