< 280
cans per minute

< 100000
cans per 8 hours

Viking 460 In BlueA Scandinavian legend



Our fastest & most well-known can seamer
For seaming all can shapes: square, rectangular, oval...made of tinplate or aluminum.
Perfect for 1/4 club, dingley, oval, hansa, 1/4 P-Long, 1/15 anchovy, etc.
Up to 280 cans per minute or 100000 cans per shift.
ROTARY CLINCHER accepting overfilled cans.
Seaming carrousel with 5 stations.
Stainless finish, ergonomic, cutting edge design.

Continuous production

Smooth running, lowest rate of jammed cans

Non-round cans

Cans move through the machine and are seamed in a continuous motion, without stops, smoothly, at constant speed, minimizing liquid spillage. If at any time a can breaks it continues to work undeterred. It is said that it is a machine that "swallows its own scrap".

Between 40 and 50 cans per minute can be seamed by each of the 5 heads on a Viking. This means minimum wear and therefore a longer lifetime for the seaming rolls, chucks and springs...

Recommended can seamer for the massive production of 1/4 club, dingley, oval, hansa & 1/4 P-Long.


Five seaming heads, up to 100.000 cans per shift

Seaming heads

Its rotary seaming carrousel is equipped with 5 revolving seaming heads each with 4 seaming arms & rolls working on independent adjustable seaming operation cams.

Short cycle seaming system with rolls working in opposition for a perfect balanced seam.

The patented ANTI TWIST device makes it possible to correct cam seam twisting defect without having to readjust the copy disc.

Its excellent seaming quality meets the toughest international seaming standards (American FDA, Canadian CFIA) and is backed by the most renowned canmakers.


Six stations rotary clincher acting as a product pusher-topper

Safest and most effective rotary clincher on the market when canning complicated products such as large sardines, squid, octopus, mussels, cockles, peppers, sauerkraut, corned beef, etc.

For overfilled cans or those with bits sticking out it acts as a CAN TOPPER, pressing down and fitting any protruding product back into the can. It acts also as a GUILLOTINE, cutting off sardine tails, octopus tentacles or pieces of meat that hang over the edges of the cans.

Main functions:
  1. Separates and feeds each lid accurately onto each can body. With 6 stations, process is continuous, slow and precise.
  2. Pushes and fits overfilled product into the can.
  3. Displaces the excess of oil, brine or sauce from each can before seaming.
  4. Clinches and holds every lid onto its can body at two opposite points.


All elements of the machine are geared up and moved by a single motor


Movement is transmitted by large, robust and accurate gears. No belts, no hydraulics, no servo motors, HEAVY DUTY.

With the only help of our hands machine can be easily moved just by turning the seaming head.

Mechanical safety system against abnormal stress preventing the machine from suffering during sudden stops.

Designed to work in the DESERT or in the JUNGLE, under the worst scenarios.


Ergonomic and stainless cutting-edge design

In Blue marks a clear breakthrough from the classic concepts traditionally applied to the design of can seamers. It confers the VIKING a unique personality.

Viking 460 In Blue
Some new features:
  • New safety doors granting full access to its interior.
  • Complete visibility of the can on its movement-taxi through the machine.
  • Interior LED lighting.
  • Blue-tinted polycarbonate doors and windows.
  • Lateral collecting gutter for quick drainage and cleaning.
  • Motorized seamed cans exit conveyor for a perfect and fluid delivery/exit.
  • Etc.

The intensive use of stainless steel allows the machine to work in extreme conditions, under the harshest, saltiest and steamiest environments.

Its modern appearance will improve the image of your canning line and therefore your company. This is very important when it comes to receiving customers visits.

Proven fiability and Robustness

Made for lasting a life time

Since 1905, SOMME legendary can seamers have a reputation for being almost indestructible, real "working mules".

How many SOMME machines over 60 years old are still working in the canneries worldwide? You would be surprised.

A family tradition now in its third and fourth generation remaining faithful to two basic principles based on quality and innovation.

Did you know?

  • A VIKING delivered to a Danish fish cannery managed to seam 200,000 1/4 Club cans in 16 hours (horse mackerel in sauce). Machine worked without stopping and at speeds of between 210 and 240 cans per minute.
  • Between 40 and 50 cans per minute can be seamed by each of the 5 heads on a VIKING. This means minimum wear and therefore a longer lifetime for the seaming rolls, chucks and springs.


Sales department
Axel Somme
Spare parts & technical service
Javier Castillo