Full production efficiency and safety for the confectionery industry
Whether for weighing products or detecting foreign objects, our technologies ensure reliable processes in the confectionery industry along the production and packaging line. However, product safety and quality are only one side of the coin.
If, at the same time, manufacturing productivity is raised to a new level, our systems reveal their full potential for you. So don't settle for half measures and be sure to opt for “the true measure” with weighing and inspection solutions by Minebea Intec.
A reliable partner for the processes of the confectionery industry
Minebea Intec has decades of experience in the development and manufacture of innovative industrial weighing and inspection solutions. With a strong focus on the specific requirements of its diverse customers, the global company also offers tailor-made solutions for the confectionery sector that warrant precision and efficiency along the production line. Whether chocolate, gum, hard candy or soft candy, Minebea Intec solutions guarantee that confectionery producers benefit from product safety, production efficiency and compliance with regulations. These include, for example, intelligent, precise weighing systems that ensure the best possible fill quantity at the beginning of the sweets packaging line. The broad portfolio for the confectionery industry also includes foreign body detection systems and software solutions for maximum control and increase of productivity.
Manufacturers of sweets also benefit from the continuous testing and certification procedures which ensure compliance with numerous national and international standards and regulations: for materials and products:
- for Ex applications (explosion protection): ATEX/FM/CSA/IECEx/EAC
- for calibration: OIML/NTEP
- for ingress protection (IP): up to IP69k
Applications of our products
Improving productivity by optimising processes
Minebea Intec weighing and inspection technologies offer a number of possibilities to increase the yield of a production line. Starting with the increase of the production speed through to the minimisation of rejects and to the optimisation of the material consumption.
- With Trend Control, our dynamic checkweighers have the ability to direct upstream filling and dosing systems. This prevents overfilling or underfilling during the process
- Process software SPC@Enterprise for statistical process control helps to monitor the entire production
- Precise inspection systems ensure that contaminated products are discharged with pinpoint accuracy
- Customised multi-lane and high-speed checkweigher keep pace with increasing demands on process speed
Customised multi-track systems bring process speed and throughput to the required performance level. For example the dynamic checkweigher Flexus Combi for the following application:
- Product: packed bars, 30 g
- Application: 2 lines dynamic checkweighing plus metal detection
- Speed: 2.0 m/s
- Throughput: 2 x 400 pieces/min
Flexibility for changes due to evolving lifestyle choices, goals and seasonal products
Evolving lifestyle choices and goals such as veganism or zero waste are changing the world, and seasonal products require adjustments for a short period. No matter whether the product or its packaging changes: the weighing and inspection technologies of Minebea Intec offer a maximum of flexibility to be 100 per cent efficient in every case.
Metal detectors like Vistus®, X-ray inspection systems like Dylight and dynamic checkweighers like Flexus® are designed to precisely teach-in new products and ensure accurate weight control as well as the targeted rejection of contaminated products.
Product quality and safety maintain the brand image
Consumers expect consistent high quality. When it comes to product quality and safety, Minebea Intec technologies support you in two central aspects:
- Ensuring consistent textures, colours, flavours, quantities
Precise weighing results, e.g. in spice rooms or taste departments, ensure exact dosing of ingredients. In this area high-precision industrial scales such as Combics and software such as ProRecipe® XT efficiently support you
- Elimination of foreign bodies
- Whether raw material or packaged product: X-ray inspection systems and metal detectors reliably detect foreign objects and reject them with pinpoint accuracy to minimise waste
Product quality and safety maintain the brand image
Compliance assurance in the confectionery industry is a multifaceted task. Minebea Intec software and technologies can support you with appropriate versatility.
- Ensuring consistent documentation/track and trace
Our powerful software programmes SPC@Enterprise and ProRecipe® XT provide total transparency on the production process and complete traceability, for example, for audits
- Conformity with the regulations on pre-packaged goods
The software SPC@Enterprise is designed to provide both statistical process control and regulatory compliance
- Compliance with regulations and concepts such as HACCP
Our X-ray inspection systems, metal detectors, checkweighers and static scales ensure 100 per cent performance at every critical control point
Tailor-made solutions from Minebea Intec not only meet your requirements for throughput or production speed – they also guarantee compliance with the given regulations. The checkweigher Flexus Combi for example can be calibrated up to 0.1 g product weight and fulfils the Hygienic Design Guidelines of EHEDG and MID conformity according to OIML R51.
Maintaining production with complex systems
In an increasingly automated production world, it is important to prevent downtime at all costs.
Consistent maintenance programs ensure long product life circles. In addition professional user trainings improve production control and uptimes. And in case every second counts, our service tool miRemote provides first aid support via Augmented Reality.
Ensuring customers get the best solution in terms of economy, efficiency and performance
Ensuring that customers' equipment performs at its peak and that production commences on time
Maintenance and repair
Ensuring equipment uptime, recovery and performance
Prolonging equipment life time, expanding features and boosting performance
Professional calibration, verification and qualification
Enhancing staff capabilities for equipment handling, performance optimisation
Service tool miRemote
Innovative rapid on-the-spot support using Augmented Reality
Our products increase performance in confectionery production
A wide range of dynamic checkweighers offer a perfect solution. High-speed or multi-lane systems can be solved on demand
Our software SPC@Enterprise helps you to comply with legal requirements, improve product quality and keep an eye on production efficiency in order to identify potential savings
Metal Detector Vistus
All models of our Vistus® series offer versatile high-performance metal detection technologies – whether used horizontally or vertically
X-ray Inspection Systems
When maximum product safety is the top priority, X-ray inspection systems like Dylight or Dymond 80 are first choice in confectionery production.
Whether Hygienic Design, as a single load cell or as a complete weighing module – and from analogue to digital: find the perfect weighing solution
For all static weighing applications, our Combics and Signum® series of bench and floor scales offer you precise measurement results and multiple options.
Webinar Process Control within Confectionery
- Introduction controlling process
- Difficulties faced controlling process fill levels
- How to close the processing loop to control volume
- Moulded vs. assorted process
- Real life applications
- Saving potentials and ROI
- Our experience of already increased processes within the confectionery industry
Statistical Process Control
SPC@Enterprise is a highly efficient quality management tool. Our sample calculation shows how you can save almost 30,000 euros annually with this software
How to minimize rejects
Trend Control prevents unnecessary overfilling or underfilling and reduces rejects. Our sample calculation shows how Trend Control can save you more than 25,000 euros a year
White Paper & How-to Guide
Total Cost of Ownership - What companies should look for in capital goods
The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) approach is about defining an accounting procedure that is intended to help companies in particular to collect all costs incurred by capital goods and to consider them over the entire period of use of the investment.
How weighing and inspection technologies can increase the efficiency of confectionery production
Minebea Intec weighing and inspection technologies not only help you to ensure the quality and purity of your products. The interaction of modern technologies and software solutions also enables you to increase production efficiency. Our How-to Guide comprises five elementary goals to which our weighing and inspection technologies contribute and which have a direct positive effect on product quality, production safety and productivity.
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