Heavy-duty, indestructible mechanics and with still standing can seam op.
For seaming medium and big sized round cans made of tinplate, aluminum or composite.
Accepting cans with a diameter range of 47 - 160 mm and heights from 25 - 300 mm.
Up to 30 cans per minute or 14000 cans per shift.
Single seaming head, still standing can seam operation.
Indestructible mechanics


Wide range of can diameters and fast changeover

Round cans seamed with Classic

Fully automatic mechanical can sealer built with extremely sturdy moulds and applying latest technical improvements.

For gourmet food canners (tuna, anchovy fillets, tomato paste, fruits, meat, olives, confectionery, etc.) who request shorts runs of medium and big sized round cans.

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

Accepting cans with a diameter from 50 to 160 mm such as: Jitney, Picnic, Buffet, Tall, 1/2 pound tuna, 1 pound tuna, 2 1/2, A10,...

Changing from one can size to another takes approximately 2 hours and can height regulation just 10 minutes.

Still standing can seam operation

The most perfect system for closing a can

During the seaming operation cans stand still, without moving.
Seaming head
Benefits of a non-revolving can seam operation:
  1. Product inside does not suffer the centrifugal effect occurred with rotary seaming op. seamers. Especially problematic with products such as tuna flakes, condensed milk, sticky sauces, etc which tend to displace towards the can wall creating a hole in the center of the product & causing a strange product effect when opening the can.
  2. Plain seaming chucks (without grooves) avoiding the lost of lacquer on the seam walls. Working tinplate cans in tropical countries with much humidity the use of grooved seaming chucks can tear apart the protective lacquer and create rust. With plain seaming chucks you reduce considerably the chances of rust appearance.
Plain seaming chucks avoids the lost of lacquer on the seam walls.

Totally mechanical and indestructible

A legendary can seaming machine

Mechanical can seamer

The importance of this machine in the Spanish canning history is indisputable. More than 1000 machines manufactured over the years and most of them still working today. A machine that will work under the worst conditions with minimal maintenance.

Its six pocket rotary can indexing turret is moved by a Maltese Cross and the transmission of movement is carried out by large, robust and precise gears, without hydraulic or servo motors.

Lubrication of the main drive mechanisms is performed by mechanical oil pump.

Sturdy and reliable it will operate with safety and without requiring any highly qualified engineer for its running and maintenance.

Especially indicated for seaming complicated products, sometimes frozen, that may hang over the edges of the can such as peppers, olives, artichokes, sardines, sauerkraut, octopus, mussels, readymade meals, meat stew, etc.

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.


Sales department
Axel Somme
Spare parts & technical service
Javier Castillo