Cremer introduces HQS 1250 counting & dispensing machine for gummies

The new 12-lane counter alleviates two obstacles that manufacturers and co-packers routinely face: accurate counting and filling at medium-to-high speeds.

In partnership with Spee-Dee, Cremer (Towaco, NJ) developed its HQS 1250 counting & dispensing machine, designed for gummy applications in nutraceuticals and confectionaries. The new 12-lane counter alleviates two obstacles that manufacturers and co-packers routinely face: accurate counting and filling at medium-to-high speeds.

Because traditional multi-head scales are inaccurate, gummies can clog when filled into a bottleneck opening. The HQS 1250 eliminates this issue. It has features optical counting as opposed to weight-centric quality control, meaning 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. At an average output of 150 bottles per minute on a 60-count gummy product, the HQS 1250 is ideal for a wide variety of gummies in typical sanded or sugared formulations. 

“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,” said Brian Pomponio, business development manager of Cremer North America, in a press release. “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.”

In addition, the HQS 1250 is delivered pre-assembled with all wires quick-locked for faster installationand quick, toolless changeover. The HQS 1250 counter is compact in size andcan be placed directly atop a packaging machine for bottle filling applications.