Beverage/Food Can Burst (Dome Reversal) Gage

The Kurt Can Burst Gage Station can be used in a manually loaded gage station our in a fully automated line. The Burst Gage Station will apply pressure force inside a beverage can to determine the Burst (or Dome Reversal) strength of the can. The Beverage Can is located on a nest within the gage in an upright position; the open end of the finished can is down. Once in position, the flanged portion of the can is sealed and the beverage can is held in position. The Burst cycle is started and an increasing pressure force is applied inside the can. A pressure sensor is used to continually monitor the pressure applied and will determine and record the maximum load applied when the failure point as the can dome is reversed.

To measure a can the following sequence takes place:

  • The beverage can is manually or robotically loaded into a part type nest that captures the ID of the finished beverage can neck; the can opening is facing down
  • Once the can to be measured is in place, two start/stop buttons on the manually gage or the automatic start in an auto gage is actuated and the Burst cycle begins
  • The beverage can is immediately sealed at the bottom and restrained from movement
  • Pressure is slowly increased inside the can and recorded dynamically
  • The pressure sensor is dynamically monitored at 200 readings per second to capture the maximum Burst pressure

The data output from the can be made available to many available software data collection systems

  • Please note: The speed of data collection and processing is a function of those software packages

When the gage is used with KurtSPC Data Collection the information from the can gage is recorded and visually depicted

  • During the crush cycle, data is gathered at 200 readings per second
  • The Burst Gage Station can include an LVDT pencil probe that is used to measure the dome height
  • Pressure can be applied at 90psi and held (or some other desired reading) and the dome height can be measured before pressure is again applied to actually reverse the dome
  • Full Burst cycle may take up to 10 seconds
  • The KurtSPC software captures the maximum pressure value recorded

The pressure sensor utilized in the Burst Gage is calibrated and certified to NIST standards

Please note: Kurt is a custom gage system builder and can modify the gage outlined above to meet different needs. We have built gage stations that have additional features measured and incorporate automation as well.