An important part of any seam evaluation is the actual teardown of the can seam to determine tightness or wrinkle rating.
In the past, this job was often done with hand tools or with a seam lathe.
The hand tool method is both difficult and time consuming, and frequently distorts the seam.
The seam lathe is a large expensive piece of equipment which requires special training.
The Waco Universal Can Stripper cuts the cover hook and separates it from the body hook without distortion.
Moreover, it is faster, safer and easier than any other method available. The stripper pays for itself in labour savings alone in just a few months.
Add the potential for loss of product caused by defective seam formation, and the purchase of a Waco Universal Can Stripper makes even more sense.