- April 24, 2018
April 24, 2018 — Last year at the Brewers Association Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America, PSA debuted its CB50 canning line filler- seamer combo. Breweries such as New Realm Brewing Company, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, Market Garden Brewery and Port Orleans Brewing Co. have already installed the CB50 and are producing great canned beer for distribution and onsite sales.
Due to demand for a higher-speed version of the CB50, at this year’s Craft Brewers Conference, PSA is introducing the CB100, which is capable of a variable speed range of 30 to 100 cans per minute.
One brewery that has already jumped on the chance to purchase a CB100 is Baltimore’s Heavy Seas Beer.
"Heavy Seas Beer is experiencing rapid growth for Loose Cannon and other Cannon Crew brands in cans, and we needed a solution that would provide greater speed and high quality,” said Dan Kopman, CEO of Heavy Seas Beer.
The CB100 has many of the same features as the CB50, but for a high-speed canning line. The integrated 12-head hygienic inline filler, with proprietary flowmeter technology, helps brewers get a good fill with little waste. The CB100 gas flush systems help keep oxygen out of the beer. And, PSA’s double-seaming technology helps keep cans sealed tight. The integrated system is optimized for a beverage can-height range of 2.13 to 8 inches, and is designed with quick-change adjustments for changeovers for various can heights and body diameters.
PSA—along with other Barry-Wehmiller Packaging Systems companies Accraply and BW Integrated Systems—will be in booth 1344 at this year’s Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America, held April 30 to May 3, in Nashville, Tennessee. The CB50 canning line will be on display.