The Cremer HQS 1250 counting & dispensing machine is designed specifically for gummy applications in the nutraceutical and confectionery sectors. Cremer developed the gummy solution in partnership with filler manufacturer Spee-Dee.
The new 12-lane counter can precisely apportion gummies of all shapes and sizes to a downstream bottler or single belt setup. With an average output of 150 bottles per min on a 60-count gummy product, the HQS 1250 is ideal for a wide variety of gummies in typical sanded or sugared formulations. It seamlessly streams gummies without blocking in the bottle neck, while ensuring accurate counts at high speeds.
Optical counting—as opposed to weight-centric quality control—guarantees that the net contents in terms of count is 100% accurate for both wholesale and retail packages. Optical counting also prevents product loss, avoids product wastage, and maximizes production efficiency.
The machine integrates seamlessly with Spee-Dee equipment, allowing high-speed counting and filling with no clogs or jams, and offers speed, accuracy, and per-product customization. In addition, the HQS 1250 is delivered pre-assembled with all wires quick-locked for faster installation, and allows for quick, toolless changeover. The counter is compact in size and, to preserve production floorspace, can be placed directly atop a packaging machine for bottle filling applications.
“At a time when the gummy market is rapidly growing, we are thrilled to have partnered with Spee-Dee on the new HQS 1250 counter to bring a reliable, high-speed counting and dispensing solution to gummy manufacturers,” states Brian Pomponio, business development manager of Cremer North America. “Our innovative solution ensures consistent, accurate counts and reduces costly product loss in what is typically a very challenging application due to the sticky nature of gummy products.”