Syntegon showcases turnkey solutions at Interpack

Published: 26-Apr-2023

Visitors to Syntegon's booth can experience the premiere of the company's new high-speed vertical packaging innovation live

At Interpack, Syntegon are set to showcase their system competence for the confectionery and nutraceutical industry – from kitchen, depositing, and finishing technologies to packaging solutions. 

For the first time, visitors to booth A31 will be able to experience key elements of the new turnkey line NutraFlash from the Syntegon subsidiary Makat Candy Technology, including their new BLK Rapidsolver Solids for slurry dissolving and vacuuming, the BLS dissolving unit for supplement preparation, the BMV volumetric dosing and mixing unit for adding colour, flavour, acid and supplements, and the CMP line for depositing, cooling and demolding. 

Moreover, Syntegon presents a high-speed packaging line with a new vertical packaging innovation SVX Duplex. At its world premiere, the solution will be combined with a Syntegon RPP robotic pick-and-place platform for product handling and a Kliklok ACE carton former. In a live demo at the booth, the line will package jellies into 360 pillow bags and into 21 shelf-ready carton trays per minute. 

Turnkey solution for starchless production

Nutraceuticals contain valuable ingredients such as vitamins or minerals that require careful handling along the entire production process. Starchless production plays an increasingly important role in this context, and Syntegon combines decades of expertise in its latest generation of starchless lines. 

“In starchless production, jelly masses must achieve a high dry substance content to eliminate the need for moisture removal via starch after depositing. Nutraceutical production also calls for high dosing and depositing accuracy to ensure the right supplement content in the gummies – throughout the entire production process. Our new turnkey line NutraFlash meets these requirements,” said Dr Sandra Link, product manager at Makat Candy Technology. “Whether during dissolving, depositing, cooling or demolding, the solution’s holistic turnkey approach ensures a highly reliable, closed production for consistent product quality. This reliability is key during nutraceutical production.”

From kitchen and depositing to primary and secondary packing, we support our customers in the confectionery industry with state-of-the-art solutions

At the core of Makat’s starchless kitchen is the BLK Rapidsolver Solids: as a special execution of the proven energy-efficient dissolving and vacuuming unit, the system exhibited at the booth achieves a dry substance content of up to 86%. It dissolves the slurry ensuring a first-in-first-out principle that protects the product and keeps its dwell times short. For the same reason, sensitive supplements are added at the latest stage to the jelly mass; this reduces thermal stress and degradation of supplements. Equipped with high-precision flowmeters, Makat’s BMV volumetric dosing and mixing unit continuously adds defined amounts of colour, flavour, acid, and supplements to get a homogenous, bubble-free jelly mass with high recipe accuracy. Thanks to integrated process monitoring, the BMV detects fluctuating supplement levels to ensure that the added supplement amount is kept in the defined range and deviations will be discharged. In addition, the BMV’s new ergonomic design ensures optimal accessibility to containers and pumps for ergonomic operation and easy maintenance. 

High-speed line for shelf-ready jelly packaging 

Efficiency is also one of the key features of the packaging line for confectionery products showcased at the booth. Visitors can experience the premiere of Syntegon’s new high-speed vertical packaging innovation live. They can watch jellies being packaged into 75 millimetre-wide pillow bags with an output rate of 360 bags per minute on the SVX Duplex vertical form fill and seal machine. The machine transports them on two lanes to the Syntegon RPP, which takes care of fast and reliable robotic product handling at a speed of up to 140 picks per delta robot per minute.The RPP's vision-guided delta robots are equipped with 4-axis-kinematic arms that allow them to orientate products correctly. At the booth, the RPP places 18 bags each into shelf ready carton trays formed by the Kliklok ACE. The ACE covers both glue closure and glueless lock-style closures providing sustainable options for different carton styles.

“Whether it is processing or packaging equipment manufacturers are looking for, at Syntegon we can provide them with solutions from one single source. From kitchen and depositing to primary and secondary packing, we support our customers in the confectionery industry with state-of-the-art solutions that help them keep their competitive edge in challenging market environments,” said Martin Boutkan, Product Manager at Syntegon.

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