By Rick Cash
Checkweighers are key to measuring the efficiency and cost of a packaging line. If you are a food manufacturer, you probably have metal detection and X-ray inspection equipment as a first line of defense to identify the presence of foreign contaminants in food products before they have the chance to leave the processing plant. But contaminants aren’t the only concern for your quality control. Does the package weigh the correct amount? If not you could be shortchanging the customer, violating laws, or reducing your profit. Are there missing pieces within a larger packaged product? Incomplete products in the hands of your consumer could damage your brand.