Syntegon showcases turnkey solutions for the confectionery industry at ProSweets

At ProSweets, Syntegon will showcase their system competence for the confectionery industry – from kitchen, depositing, and finishing technologies to packaging solutions. Visitors to the booth will be able to experience highlights of the line solution, such as the fully-automated oiling drum Makat BC96 that will be presented on a show for the first time. Moreover, Syntegon will present its high-speed vertical packaging innovation SVX Duplex. This can be experienced during live demonstrations on the booth.

Fully automated oiling process: The Makat BC96 series

The more process steps manufacturers automate, the more stable and reliable their production becomes. Product finishing is the last process step during the production of gummies and jellies – but not less important than the previous process steps. It still influences the quality of the packaged gummies in the shelf.

“Many confectionery producers are facing the challenge of varying product quality and line performance in different production shifts as well as a lack of skilled personnel. Centerlining features and automation can overcome this issue, not only for the kitchen or depositing line, but also for the finishing equipment. That was our motivation to develop our new Makat BC96,” said Dr Sandra Link, product manager at Makat.

The fully automated oiling drum Makat BC96 has several centerlining features and recipe management for a lower process variability. Via a human machine interface (HMI), operators can set individual target values for the different production parameters and save them in a product recipe to call up the data as required. This way, gummy and jelly manufacturers can achieve more reliable processes, which lead to a higher product quality and OEE, reduced product waste and fast product changeovers. Furthermore, it enables product-specific parameter settings and individual treatment of the gummies.

Sensors facilitate process monitoring and preventive error detection at the oiling process. Integrated software immediately detects deviations and reports them to the operator. “This allows operators to keep supervising their processes and avoid process disturbances or at least to early initiate troubleshooting. For a continuously high product quality and a running production,“ explained Dr Link.

For further support of the operator the BC96 features an operator-guiding-system. Integrated step-by-step-instruction facilitates for example the start of production or pre-defined cleaning procedures.

Recipe management, centerlining, automation and process monitoring as well as operator guiding of the Makat BC96 align all towards shared goals: an enhancement of the process reliability, a higher quality of gummies, less waste and a high uptime of the machine.

The future of vertical packaging is here

The SVX Duplex is part of the vertical SVX series launched by Syntegon during Interpack 2023. It delivers high speed vertical packaging with an output of up to 600 bags per minute.

The core innovation of all SVX variants is a cross-seal drive consisting of four independently controlled servo motors. The solution, which currently has pending patents, gives manufacturers full control over the vertical and horizontal movement, ensuring reliable seals. Thanks to a combination of four motors and low inertia, the drive contributes to achieving highest outputs.

“Customers are always looking for solutions that can produce reliably tight cross seals for added product safety. The SVX makes sure this is the case without compromising on speed. Depending on the bag parameters as well as the dosing of the product, the SVX Duplex has an output of up to 600 bags per minute with two film lanes,” Martin Boutkan, product manager for VFFS technology at Syntegon Technology, explained.

The SVX series also stands out in terms of design and overall aesthetics: a front cylinder with curved sliding doors redefines machine manipulation and ease of access. Upon opening, the doors relocate to the back part of the cylinder, making sure they do not obstruct operators during the daily work. And with a machine width of only 1,220mm, the SVX Duplex can easily be integrated in a new and existing packaging lines.

When it comes to optimal performance Syntegon’s vast array of service agreements helps food producers ensure efficient start-up and smooth production at all times. In order to strengthen the partnership with SVX customers, Syntegon offers its service agreement packages which comprise proven Syntegon services for all maintenance needs at a fixed price.