CHECKWEIGHING CASE STUDIES

  • Overcoming HACCP Obstacles With Metal Detection/Checkweighing Systems

    This case study shows how one food manufacturer, Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Store and Visitors Center, keeps its customers safe with a combination food metal detector/checkweigher system.

  • Portion Control: Flow Meters Vs. Weight Control

    Royal Food Products could continue its portion control method using flow meters or find a new way of weighing individual ingredients. The company's plant engineer explains the choice to use load cells.

  • How Load Cells Increased Ice Cream Manufacturing Accuracy

    When the University of Wisconsin found it necessary to update their dairy mixing processes, they chose to update their system with the advantages and benefits offered by load cells over pressure gauges.

  • Brewing Company Assures Fill Levels With Checkweigher System

    At Matt Brewing Company, attention to detail and uncompromising commitment to quality are the signature trademarks of the company and their award-winning Saranac beers. Concerned with accuracy and reliability, the company wanted to assure every customer receives a full can of beer every time, so they searched for a gamma fill level inspection system and instead, became the first brewer in the world to use this new checkweigher technology for 100 percent inspection.

    By Kyle Thomas, Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed

  • Frozen Cake Manufacturer Uses Combination Metal Detector & Checkweigher Unit To Assure Quality

    Maximum product quality has to be guaranteed, and has come to be expected, from the customers of this frozen dessert specialist. Top quality checkweighing and metal detection systems are essential in ensuring this quality.

  • Checkweighers Save Bagel Manufacturer Lots Of Dough

    One wholesale bagel baker in the Pacific Northwest attributes its success to their willingness to go the extra mile to meet their customers’ quality standards. In this case, that extra mile was represented by over-apportioning dough to ensure that the finished bagels were at or above the specification weight. This policy was good for customer satisfaction, but not very good for profitability. By Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed

CHECKWEIGHING WHITE PAPERS & ARTICLES

  • Ensuring Food Safety Through The Prevention Of Physical Contamination

    Incidents of physical contaminants in food can have a detrimental impact on brand reputation. This white paper explains different types of physical contamination in food and how to prevent them.

  • Calculating The Total Cost Of Ownership Of Production Line Equipment

    Considering TCO helps to understand better the costs over and above the purchase price and also – when suppliers have differing offers – to compare them and ultimately to substantiate the investment decision.

  • Slope’s Effect On Accurate Weighing

    Scales are designed with the assumption there is only a vertical force. This article shows formulas explaining slope's effect on accurate weighing and how to adjust scales based on sloped floors.

  • IFS Food Version 6 Compliance For Checkweigher Applications

    This paper outlines some of the main changes introduced by the IFS Food Version 6 Standard and how a checkweighing solution can ensure compliance with these new regulations. It considers what additional elements should be included in the process in order to safeguard customer welfare and provide the basis for a robust due diligence defence.

  • Enhancing Scale Performance For Multi-Component Batching

    Compounding liquid solutions or blending powders into a final mixture are common industrial weighing applications. This paper suggests methods to enhance scale performance in multicomponent batches.

  • White Paper: How To Build An IT Infrastructure For Net Weight Control This white paper explores the key Information Technology(IT) issues that engineers and quality professionals should consider when developing a net contents or weight control program. The intent of this paper is to give non-IT specialists the background they need to better communicate with their IT counterparts and other business leaders, and thus have more effective conversations. By Hertzler Systems Inc.

CHECKWEIGHING PRODUCTS

The new Signum® industrial scale from Sartorius is a compact industrial scale in which a choice of two powerful technologies is used: SIWR and SIWA models work with a strain-gauge type load cell; the high-resolution SIWS models feature monolithic weigh cells based on electromagnetic force compensation. The new Signum® offers exceptional performance features and, despite its wide variety of functions, is a very easy-to-operate industrial scale. The Signum® is extremely rugged and resistant, and perfectly adapts to any ambient conditions in an industrial environment.

The 15 inch touchscreen and up to 200 product memory capacity make the XS40 checkweigher optimal for use in production lines and end-of-line packaging applications, where strict demands are placed on accuracy, dependability and connectivity.

Whether you're working with oval cans, flat bags, rectangular boxes or even square ones, the C3570 checkweigher uses outstanding precision and speed to weigh products in all types of packaging. In addition to its large product setup memory, it stands out from the crowd thanks to its ability to be integrated into production lines with ease, variety of data communication interfaces and wide range of options.

 

WIPOTEC-OCS provides a reliable and robust combination of checkweigher and metal detection in an innovative, hygienic Wash Down design. This model meets all statutory provisions for the food processing industry like IFS-compliant product control, and HACCP or LMHV/FDA (Food Hygiene Regulations).

This machine is for heavy load and a high-tech combination scale and metal detector, together in one compact unit that sets the quality standard in terms of product safety.

Hi-Speed offers a range in-plant support through a network of Hi-Speed Certified Service Technicians to ensure compliance, optimal performance and maximum uptime throughout checkweigher’s lifetime. Regardless of your location, we have a trained Hi-Speed technician who can provide you with timely repairs, verification, set-up and wide range of other support to keep your checkweigher up and running.

CHECKWEIGHING NEWS

CHECKWEIGHING MULTIMEDIA

During an interview at PACK EXPO 2014, Rob Tiernay, Director of Sales for North America at Anritsu Industrial Solutions USA, discussed with Todd and Todd what to consider when choosing technology for contamination detection. 

In an interview at 2014’s PACK EXPO, Viggo Nielsen, General Manager at Mettler Toledo Safeline, took time to speak with Todd Schnick and Todd Youngblood about the effects FSMA regulations are having on food packaging and inspection. 

For use in industries where precision weighing and metering of dry materials is required, Schenck Process’ DEA stainless steel weighbelt feeders provide weight controlled feeding, weight indication and totalization for fragile materials.  DEA Weighbelt feeders are offered in 12” and 24” belt widths with easy belt detensioning and removal, BIC (belt weight influence compensation), accuracies of ± 0.25% to 1% of set rate sigma, and feed rate capabilities up to 1,680 cubic feet per hour.