Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, introduces VERYX digital sorters for gummy candies. Designed specifically to detect and remove foreign material (FM) and gummies with bits of remaining starch as well as color and shape defects, VERYX enables gummy candy manufacturers to improve product quality and protect their brand while virtually eliminating false rejects to maximize profitability.
VERYX sorts oil-coated, sugar-coated, yogurt-coated and vitamin-enhanced gummy candies. It detects color, size, shape and structural properties to find gummies with bits of remaining starch, even when inspecting milky-white, yogurt-coated candies that are the same color as starch and have a similar texture. It detects all types of FM, including plastic and wood, to give candy manufacturers using plastic or wood trays in their candy-making process assurance that fragments of a broken tray don’t get packaged with product. The sorter also detects color defects such as mixed-color gummies and shape defects such as clumps, conjoined gummies, malformed gummies, mold spills and more.