The preservation of canned products requires hermetically sealed cans. The process of creating an airtight closure by attaching the can end component to the can body is called double seaming.
This double seam is a metal-to-metal or metal-to-composite joint formed by mechanically interlocking five layers: three from the can end and two from the can body. These layers are compressed and ironed tightly to form the hermetic seal.
With more than 16,000 seamers in 132 countries, Angelus has built a reputation of quality and reliability that continues to make our machines the industry standard for Food and Beverage producers of all sizes, from small craft beverage machines to large global operations, and everything in between.
Angelus Sanitary Can Machine Company was founded in Los Angeles, California in 1910 by inventor Henry L. Guenther. Guenther designed and patented machinery for producing double seams on cans.
In 2007, Pneumatic Scale Corporation acquired Angelus, becoming Pneumatic Scale Angelus, a proud member of the Barry-Wehmiller family of companies and a major global supplier of can closing and seaming machines. We are a recognized leader in the design, production and maintenance of high-speed equipment, and our machines are used across a broad range of industries around the globe.
Harry Guenther envisioned a company that would produce the finest machines of its kind, anywhere in the world. His vision is still being realized today through our industry-leading Angelus machines.