The CFI-622 High speed tablet counting and container filling system consists of a single main frame with a variable number of CF-622 counting modules. Currently there are three frame sizes which support up to 4, 6 or 8 modules. But, also, bigger frames are possible, up to 10 modules.
Its revolutionary “In Motion Filling System” (IMFS) ensures controlled and stable container handling with short, single track infeed and outfeed conveyors; without the need for container buffering. The machine has a very small footprint which adapts easily into any production environment. The CFI-622 container filling system is easy to operate with minimal settings. The modules can easily be removed from the main frame in behalf of cleaning and maintenance. With minimal format parts and keen recipe management the system can be changed quickly and tool free by one operator.
Product category: Filling machines for Bags, Weighing equipment for the production of baked goods, snacks and cerials
Fruit snack pouches
The line was designed to count and mix small fruit snack pouches and discharge the mix into a carton. A specific flavor is assigned to each counting machine. From the large bulk hopper the pouches are transported to the counting machines. The counting machines are directly connected to the processing and production machines. To make the packaging line independent of the production and processing equipment, Cremer designed a large hopper/buffer system.
Since the pouch has a size of more than 90 mm and the customer required at least 100 discharges per minute with a mix of 3 x 3 pouches, Cremer chose to use the largest counting machine in its program, the TQI 4/150. This machine has four counting channels of 150 mm so that there is no risk that the pouches will jam in the counting channels and therefore cause blockages. Each counting machine has 4 channels and can process up to 350 pouches per minute. Each TQI counting machine discharges the counted pouches into the bucket of the bucket elevator from where after it is transported to the discharge point. Here, the mixed and counted products are buffered so the line always has a counted mix available for the continuous running cartoning machine.
Why did this company chose Cremer?
Since there is a certain weight tolerance between the pouches and the different flavors, this product cannot be weighted. A counting machine is the only way the customer can process more than 100 packs per minute. With accurate counting the customer did not need to overfill the packaging to compensate weighing inaccuracy and the total equipment had a return on investment of less than one year.
Counted product: fruit snack pouches
Product size: 90 x 90 x 15 mm
Line configuration: 3 electronic counting machines (TQI 4/150)
1 bucket elevator, type WB370
1 discharge station
Line speed: 100 cartons per minute with 10 pouches per carton 3 + 3 + 4 each flavor.
Product category: Filling machines for Bags, Operating and auxiliary equipment for the production of confectionery / Weighing equipment
Meatballs into a soup pouch
Processing frozen meatballs requires a smart design of the counting machine to ensure that all hygienic requirements are met and the machine is easy to clean. The customer required a cost effective and simple solution for dosing 8 meatballs into a soup pouch.
Cremer decided to offer a system based on a pharmaceutical counting machine with special modifications to process frozen products. The hopper was changed to prevent product particles sticking in it. The vibratory plates have slots to remove ice crumb and the counting machine has a special hood to prevent water and ice entering it. Under the counting machine Cremer designed a special discharge unit to discharge 2 x 8 meatballs into the pouch machine every cycle. The discharge unit has been designed for easy to cleaning and the operator has a clear view of the product flow.
Why did this company chose Cremer?
The counting machine is a cost effective solution to discharge the meatballs with various weights into the soup. The machine is easy to operate and has a compact design.
Counted product: frozen meatballs into a pouch
Product dimensions: Ø 10 – 15 mm
Line configuration: electronic counting machine (CS-TQ 1220) placed above a rotary pouch machine
Line speed: 90 (2x 45) discharges per minute on a count of 8 meatballs
Cremer Speciaalmachines B.V. is a Dutch company which specializes in developing and manufacturing product counting and packaging systems. Since its foundation in 1949 Cremer has become the leading manufacturer of counting and packaging systems for the pharmaceutical, agricultural, confectionery, food and non-food industries all over the world. Cremer is, without a doubt, the most proclaimed name in the counting and packaging industry. With the head sales and service offices established in Holland and an extensive network of distributors and agents around the world, Cremer is nowadays a worldwide company with over 140 qualified and specialized employees.
A specific counting solution
Besides being a manufacturer of high quality, standardized counting machines, Cremer is also a key player in developing and implementing customized applications for the packaging of all different kind of products. As part of the critical role of marketing their products, manufacturers are always trying to create a package which will stand out. Cremers divers and wide knowledge and experience of many industries, combined with our newly developed technologies in the fields mechanics, electronics and software and our flexibility and willingness to think along with the customer, enables Cremer to offer a suitable counting solution. From the request of the customer to the final installation on locations takes place in cooperation with the customer. During the development of the counting machine, Cremer wants to be a stable and reliable partner for the customer. Besides, the goal of Cremer is to pursue the highest possible quality.
Optimalisation of an entire line
Cremer is aware of the essential link between the counting machine and the packaging logistics. By maintaining a network with manufactures of packaging machines and materials worldwide, Cremer can advise its customers about the opportunities in the packaging industry. This way Cremer can help customers with a complete solution for a counting and packaging system. A lot of attention, when designing the system, goes to the optimalisation of the entire line. This way an optimal efficiency and capacity will be reached.