Create sugar cubes in a variety of shapes, sizes and packaging options on a single line. The fully automated GEA Elba Sugar Cube line forms, dries and packages sugar cubes. Compact and efficient, it uses patented technology to meet all your needs.
Sweet success from day one
This all-in-one line lets you vary sugar cube shapes and sizes as well as offering creative packaging options. With a small footprint and low energy use, it will minimize your costs while maximizing your flexibility. For more than 60 years, GEA has led the market in perfecting sugar cube manufacturing. With its impressive record of more than 500 installed machines around the world, the GEA Elba Sugar Cube Line name has been synonymous with innovation, optimal flexibility and automation.
For sugar cubes in all shapes and sizes to suit specific market needs and enable creativity in product development. Just imagine, for example: Christmas tree cubes for the festive season or heart shaped cubes for Valantine's Day!
Flexible & future proof
Compact and cost efficient
More than just equipment
Food safety is supremely important. Our patented microwave drying technology offers a highly controlled, hygienic process giving you the highest food safety in the market today. Eliminate the chance of overheating, underheating or contamination caused by conventional ceramic heaters. Our unique system also heats your cubes quickly and consistently with shorter line times than traditional systems.
Seamlessly integrate your product flow from raw materials to fully packed cubes on a single machine. Optimize the production process to meet your customer needs perfectly. And, using our unique Efficiency Monitoring Tool, you have complete oversight on every element of the machine’s performance so your team can keep the equipment performing to the max throughout its lifetime.
|Complete line specifications||GEA Elba Sugar Cube Line|
|Cube length||8 to 30 mm|
|Cube height||9 to 20 mm|
|Capacity||700 - 3000 kg/h|
|Dieset drum possibility||10, 11, 12 and 24 rows of cubes|
|Packing speed||Up to 35 pcs/min|
|Packer carousel||3 to 7 boxes|
|Box errector||35-100 box/min|
|Box closing||35-140 box/min|
Perfect sugar cubes in three easy steps
Cubes are formed in the GEA ElbaCuber to user-specified size, weight, shape and hardness. Cubes can be formed to match specific market needs and promotional objectives or to produce seasonal product variations such as Christmas tree-shaped cubes for the festive season or heart-shaped cubes for Valentine's Day. All you need to do is quickly and simply change the dieset and you're good to go.
The GEA ElbaDryer cures and dries cubes for stable, low end-moisture content and the right packing humidity. Patented microwave technology cuts drying times and energy costs by instant heating and natural evaporation in the conditioner. 30% shorter than other systems, it is compact without compromising on food safety. Modular design lets you match the number of microwave ovens to your output.
The ElbaPacker can pack cubes into a range of box sizes. GEA’s unique packing concept combines maximum flexibility with minimum changeover times using the machine’s smart controls so you can replicate production specs for particular customers at the touch of a button. The ElbaPacker is easy to operate and clean too. We can also integrate the cube feed into your own wrapping process if you prefer.
The GEA Elba Line is engineered as a modular concept, helping customers choose the configuration matching their needs and production specifics. Its flexibility also means that it will also be able to adapt to new developments which may arise - making it future proof and a sound long term investment.