This high-speed, sanitary gummy filling system integrates with a variety of multihead weighers, and comprises a Spee-Dee rotary filler and proprietary gummy streaming technology. The technology uses several patent-pending features that, when combined, help stream gummies one at a time to accurately fill bottles of various sizes.
Multiple proprietary streaming mechanisms work together to achieve high-speed, accurate fills. First, gummies are deposited from a multihead weigher into a slide ring pocket with dividers to ensure the gummies are separated for streaming. Next, gummies are streamed into funnels by a slide plate. Shaped like a wedge, this plate ensures the gummies fall into the funnels without clumps, one-by-one. Lastly, any smaller product clumps are separated by a funnel baffle that prevents bridging before gummies are deposited into the container.
Together, the multihead weigher, Spee-Dee rotary filler and proprietary gummy streaming technology create an unmatched gummy filling system that can fill up to 180 containers per minute.
“The goal was to produce a system that could outpace overall output,” said Danny Harmann, Spee-Dee’s sales application manager, during the company’s PACK EXPO Connects live demo. “In order to do so, you would have to offer a system that could do 60 count containers that could do 60 bottles per minute. In order to achieve this, we offer two high-speed rotary fillers each with an output of 180 containers per minute. The unique and challenging portion of this project was getting the vitamins to get through a small bottle opening in very high rights. We were able to develop technology that would string the gummies out offering a single file fashion into the container opening.”
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