Continuous Hard Candy

Continuous Production of Hard Sugar Candy and Sugar-Free Hard Candy

Spec Engineering implemented a fully automated packaged production skid for a national candy manufacturer. This skid contained all the necessary equipment and controls to continuously produce hard sugar candy and sugar-free hard candy.


Project highlights:

  • Automatic start-up, shut down, and wash out via HMI screen.
  • Recipe development screen.
  • Accurate heating of the product via a pre-cooking and final-cooking process.
  • Vacuum chamber which eliminates almost all moisture in product.
  • Pneumatic valves and various temperature sensors to aid in automation.
  • CandyWorx cooling wheel provides efficient product cooling.

Spec Engineering is a Gray company.

Spec is a process engineering company, focused on best-in-class solutions for customers in the food, grain, minerals, chemicals, and pharma industries. In 2019, Spec became part of the Gray family of brands. As a Gray company, we continue to offer comprehensive expertise, catered to your scope, schedule, and budget.