GEA Aquarius FlexFormer

Overview

A perfectly formed lollipop with an excellent taste and mouth feel are the ingredients to success. These benefits are within reach when forming with a GEA Aquarius FlexFormer. Whatever shape you would like to make, whether ball, flat or three-dimensional, GEA Aquarius has with the FlexFormer range the right machine for the job.

GEA Aquarius FlexFormer

FlexFormer Working Principle
FlexFormer Working Principle

Working principle

The Flexformer machine has a sugar rope detection system which ensures that when no sugar is entering the format set, no stick will be fed towards the die set. The solid or center filled ball lollipops or fancy or 3D lollipops are formed in the format set. The format set and forming machine are designed to enable a very flexible, quick changeover between sizes or shapes. With an easy exchange set you will be able to change from size or shape within 1 hour. To reduce the cleaning efforts and time a CIP (clean in place unit) is available as option. This system equipped with a number of nozzles will clean the forming set in approximately 20 minutes. Required are hot water with a temperature of 95 degrees Celsius.

  • Sugar rope detection system
  • Forming solid center filled ball , fancy or 3 D lollipops
  • Easy exchange set format parts
  • CIP unit

Performance

Very flexible, quick changeover between sizes or shapes of lollipops are possible as well as easy adjustment for different stick lengths. The GEA FlexFormer has less down time thanks to the auto lubrication system and an extensive machine damage protection package is included. With the clean in place unit the down time of the machine due to cleaning will be kept to a minimum of approximately 20 up to 30 minutes when cleaning the die set. Given the high operating speeds, we have gone to great lengths to ensure that the mechanical parts are all well protected. The closed machine housing minimizes maintenance needs and downtime.

  • Quick change over between sizes or shapes
  • Easy adjustment to different stick lengths
  • Less stops due to auto-lubrication system
  • Extensive machine damage protection package
  • Clean in place unit for easy and quick cleaning

Output quality

Our Aquarius forming machines are known for the highest quality ball and 3 D lollipop shapes to ensure after forming this high quality lollipop, the lollipops are transported directly towards the PopCooler B SC or HC to ensure that the perfectly formed lollipop will have no deformation or loose any design detail.

  • Highest quality ball, fancy, 3d lollipop shapes in the market
  • PopCooler B SC or HC

Flexibility

You will be able to switch between ball and 3D lollipops, with or without center filling, in less than one hour. Next to the GEA Aquarius FlexFormer, we offer other lollipop forming machines, matching cooling solutions and a wide range of wrapping options such as sandwich wrap, BunchWrap or Twistwrap for all these type of lollipops, allowing it to make unique line concepts.

  • Quick changeover between sizes or shapes possible
  • Flexibility in wrapping possibilities
  • Possibiities to make unique line concepts
 

High quality and reliable machinery

Reliability

Our company stands for high quality and reliable machinery. We can demonstrate you the excellent performance of our machinery in our new Technology Center in Weert. You are invited to our Technology Center to: 

  • Demonstrate with original product and film 
  • Confirm capacity - Test your different films 
  • Perform seal tests 
  • Configure best label solutions 
  • Train and instruct your operators/ maintenance team. 

Furthermore we ensure reliability via our customer support department. Dedicated GEA Aquarius teams work in research and development, production and installation, together with product support and after sales service. All ensuring you stay one step ahead of the competition. GEA Aquarius provides extended warranties and global customer support with a 24/7 helpdesk. Our objective is to ensure your machinery is available when you need it.

  • Technology center
  • Customer support department
  • 24/7 help desk

Hygiene

After every 8 to 10 hours production the machine needs to be cleaned according to a cleaning schedule which is included in our manual of the machine. All GEA Aquarius lollipop machinery have a CE marking. GEA Food Solutions declares that the GEA Aquarius lollipop machinery are conform the essential requirements of hygiene constructions as stated in the CE marking. To reduce the cleaning efforts and time, a CIP (Clean-In-Place) is available as option.

  • Improved hygiene
  • Efficient cleaning
  • Protected against aggressive sugar dust
  • CIP = clean in place unit (optional)

Safety

All GEA Aquarius lollipop machinery have a CE marking. GEA Food Solutions declares that the GEA Aquarius Lollipop machinery are conform with the essential requirements of the applicable CE directives.

  • CE Marking
  • Extensive machine damage protection system standard
  • Closed machine housing

Controls

The machines are standard supplied with a PLC and touch screen. In combination with user friendly GEA controls, this will generate increased efficiency. The optional automatic monitoring of production can also ensure labor savings and a number of other cost savings.

  • PLC
  • Touch screen
  • User friendly GEA controls
  • Back up power supply (optional)
  • Remote service (optional)

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