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EKL service Engineers, both Mechanical and Electrical, not only travel throughout the USA but are also available globally. Recent destinations include American Samoa, the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Brazil, and several European countries to name a few.

TOOLING

At EKL Machine Company, all tooling is manufactured on-site with state-of-the-art equipment in climate-controlled conditions. The equipment consists of CNC lathes, mills, grinders, EDM machines and more. Critical items such as Heat Treating, Coating, Plating, and Carbide are single-sourced to ensure quality.

EKL employees produce tooling with a strong dedication to quality and on-time delivery. Our team consists of passionate people who have chosen to be a part of EKL for more than 20 years, some for 35 years and a few remain from the company's inception in 1979. EKL provides enrollment for employees in an accredited apprenticeship program which facilitates the development of the next generation of manufacturing professionals; something we are strongly dedicated to and take great pride in.

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QUALITY
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EKL Machine Company is proud and privileged to ship tools and machine projects worldwide. In large part, this is due to our strict attention to providing excellent quality. Every item made at EKL is inspected in our Quality Lab. The lab is staffed on every shift with qualified personnel. The lead inspector has more than 25 years of EKL experience in this discipline.

  • All tools are laser etched with EKL serial number, customer part number, and date.

  • The Quality Lab is kept at a constant temperature, and this temperature is documented on all inspection reports.

  • A profilometer is used to check surface finish, which is also documented on all inspection reports.

  • A Zeiss CMM – providing the highest level of accuracy available - is used to inspect all critical dimensions. 

  • All inspection instruments are calibrated on a schedule that exceeds the OEM requirements.

NEW MACHINE DESIGN
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THREAD MACHINE

This is a special end threading machine.  Capabilities include threading cone top, mono top and others.

 

CURLER

A unique high-speed curler for ends has been designed.  A double stack was made to fit the existing area.

BODYMAKER

New in 2021.  The EKL Ragsdale type bodymaker has been designed with many improvements on the former type.

SERVICE & ENGINEERING CAPABILITIES
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EKL Machine has a full understanding of what is required by today's can makers. In a world that is constantly growing and changing, EKL has been able to provide equipment, tooling, and support to keep can plants running productively for over 40 years. Can making is a 24-hour non-stop operation. EKL has structured itself to operate in the same way in order to be at the ready whenever the need arises. We pride ourselves in doing whatever is possible to keep our customers in production no matter what the time frame or situation may call for. In many cases, this includes expedited deliveries in emergency situations when possible. Doing whatever is required to complete all commitments successfully is a top priority.

The EKL engineering staff includes machine design, tooling design, and electrical engineers, all with years of experience and expertise in the container industry.

 
 
 
REMANUFACTURED LINES & EQUIPMENT
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  • 610 Bottom Line consisting of 1831 Press – Curler – Liner

  • All Machines are stripped and machined to exceed OEM specifications

  • New Bearings, Seals, Bolts

  • New Crankshaft and Motors

  • New Conveyors

  • New upgraded Electronics

  • New EKL designed Tooling

  • Many upgrades including Guarding

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT 
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A facility dedicated solely to Research and Development projects has been acquired. EKL performs R&D projects for our customers from around the globe in this fully modernized building. Our engineering and tool shop staff can produce any type of container or end. Many of the R&D projects have resulted in EKL designed and built Production Lines.

  • New Cupping press designed to EKL specifications

  • Production cupping press

  • Shell press

  • Miscellaneous small mechanical and hydraulic presses

  • Conversion press

  • Body maker

  • Curling Machine

  • Seaming Machine

  • Threading Machine

  • Buckle burst tester

 
 
PILOT LINES

Once design and testing are completed in the fully equipped R&D Center, we are capable of higher volume production on Pilot Lines.  Including all stages of production at one location allows for an efficient process and effective timely troubleshooting whenever necessary.

PRODUCTION LINES

 

EKL Machine has the capability to design and assist in the installation of full production lines for our customers. Our experienced team is well-versed in overcoming the many on-sight mechanical and electrical challenges that come with the start-up of a new line.  

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DIE SETS DESIGNED & MANUFACTURED BY EKL
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