Product counting solutions company, Cremer has released a line of hygiene-centric counting machines designed for easy wash-down.

This solution is now available through Cremer’s local representative, Nupac Industries, which has over 30 years’ experience in providing solutions for packaging and processing companies across a range of industries.

The WD Series is designed for precise counting and dispensing of individual food products in a variety of applications where cleanliness is paramount such as poultry, meat, seafood, cheese, confectionary, and bread products.

The machines are specifically constructed to thrive in the harsh working environments typically encountered where washdown/wipedown procedures are necessary.

Counting food products by the piece is regarded as the most efficient, cost-effective alternative to modern weighing and pick-and-place systems for a wide range of products, as counting accuracy is not affected by small weight variations between individual pieces.

Optical counting – as opposed to weight-centric quality control – guarantees that the net contents in terms of count is 100 per cent accurate for both wholesale and retail packages. Optical counting also prevents product loss, avoids product wastage, and maximises production efficiency.

The WD Series of counters are scalable for varying production levels. Compatible with all industrial packaging machines, highlights include a compact footprint of just 60 centimetres, FDA-compliant product parts for processing both food and non-food products,and streamlined tool-free disassembly.

Other features of the WD series include a product detection unit with 100 per cent accuracy, hinged side panels for optimal cleanability, and vibratory plates for product transport and separation. A timing hopper for discharging product counts is also built in, along with a vibratory sieve with collector tray.

According to Nupac, a Cremer counting machine is recognised for its limited number of moving parts and low contact surface, which "makes cleaning a breeze".

The WD Series’ stainless-steel frame and contact parts are corrosion-resistant and designed for low-pressure hose wash and sanitising chemicals. Additionally, the WD Series includes a separate parts trolley for convenient sanitising. With its compact footprint, the WD series machines can easily be placed on a hygienic platform, on top of a Vertical Form Fill Seal (VFFS) bagmaker or over an indexing tray or carton conveyor.

Nupac Industries says it works closely with customers to provide fully customised hygienic Cremer counting machines to suit specific project needs.

To see a video of the WD Series in action, click here.


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