Solutions through Partnership

Hyperion can tooling

Hyperion in partnership with Lieb Performance Systems (LPS) is actively supporting the canmaking industry to improve and develop the can, tool design, and process to increase line efficiencies and reduce spoilage.  We partner with you to create solutions for your can tooling needs through material development, can and tool design, can lightweighting, and plant audits.

CAN & TOOL DESIGN

We provide support to define the best can and tool design combination for each customer's requirements.

Can Design

BLANK AND CUP DESIGN

  • Optimized cut edge diameter
  • Optimized cup design
  • Full new design or design adapted to current equipment.

CAN DESIGN

  • Ironing progression sketches
  • Dome profile
  • Reform setup
  • Trimmed can.

 

Tool Design

CUPPER TOOLING

BODYMAKER TOOLING: ASSEMBLY AND DETAILED

TOOLING PROGRESSION AND TOOL CHART

NECKER TOOLING AND PIN HEIGHTS

 

 

Can Lightweighting

The canmaking industry is globally challenged to create lightweight cans and improve efficiencies. Hyperion assists can makers in the choice and development of a lightweighting project that:

  • Fits budget (Investment)
  • Provides best efficiency (wide “Windows of Runability”).

 

If “Windows of Runability “are identified and managed, plant efficiency should not be affected by downgauging or machine speed up programs. Here are some examples:

•   Cut Edge

  • Optimized for current and future down gauge needs

Cup Size and Cupper Tool Geometry

  • Larger cup diameter: optimized forming radii and optimized tool match-gaps

B/m Tool Geometry

  • Redraw sleeve and redraw die geometry: optimized forming radii, nose taper, outside diameter (OD), etc.
  • Punch sleeve geometry: smaller topwall step and optimized first point of ironing in the third die and surface finish

B/m Toolpack Progression

  • Set redraw gap properly to new cup top wall
  • Keep the third die reduction under 41%

Dome Profile Design

  • Reduce wrinkles
  • Meet the DRP and drop specifications

Cup & Can Handling

  • Improve so as to not damage the new thinner cups
    and can sidewalls

Necker Setup

  • Have correct number of stages for can topwall thickness to reduce spoilage
  • Tool design: throat to match can OD, match-gaps to match topwall, improved design to reduce spoilage
  • Add inside reformer if needed for new starter gauge

 

Depending on how lightweighting process is achieved, can line performance is strongly affected:

If we do it Wrong:

We create narrow windows of runability

•       Leave unnecessary metal in the can

•       Increase the risk of B/m tearoffs

•       Increase risk of higher neck spoilage

•       Increase risk of dome squat causing flange width and neck spoilage issues

•       DRP, drop, and axial load issues

•       Wrinkled dome issues.

We reduce line performance!

If we do it Right:

We create large windows of runability

•       Lighter weight optimized can

•       Tearoff rates lower than those prior to light weighting

•       Maintain good can specifications for DRP, drop, and axial load

•       Maintain dome squat values equal to or better than those before light weighting.

We improve line performance!

 

Plant Audit

  • We support canmakers in this process through on-site training for D&I process, plant audits, and problem-solving support.

 

Contact your Hyperion sales person for additional canmaker can tooling solutions information.

 

Did you know you can recycle your cemented carbide with Hyperion?  Visit our recycling page or contact us for details.