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How is a Double Seam made?

A double seam is made inside a seamer using a seamer head consisting of one chuck, one 1st operation roll and one 2nd operation roll.

The Seaming chuck holds the end in place, while the body of the can is pushed into it.

As the chuck holds the lid in position, the first operation roll will roll around and perform the first operation – creating the first operation seam.

1st-op-chuck-and-roll

Next, the second operation roll comes in and tightens up the seam. The end will have compound material on it, which acts almost like a a gasket, ensuring that the closure is completely sealed and air-tight. This allows the seam to prevent loss of internal pressure as well as insuring that no hazardous materials can enter the sealed double seam.

2nd-op-chuck-and-roll

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