By Rick Cash, Product Manager, Checkweighers
Making sure that final product weight is within acceptable min/max ranges is one of the critical manufacturing objectives for food, beverage, pharmaceutical and related companies. Overfills signal that the company is giving away product for which it is not being compensated; underfills mean that legal requirements are not being met which can result in recalls and regulatory action.
For many decades, checkweighers have been positioned on the production line after the filling/sealing operation. These units have given processors valuable information on whether or not products meet established weight criteria.