Food Weighing, Foreign Object Detecton, Checkweighing Equipment, and Food Equipment news and information Food Weighing, Foreign Object Detecton, Checkweighing Equipment, and Food Equipment news and information

CHECKWEIGHING CASE STUDIES

  • Overcoming HACCP Obstacles With Combination Metal Detection / Checkweighing Systems
    Overcoming HACCP Obstacles With Combination Metal Detection / Checkweighing Systems

    It’s a “no-brainer” to keep customers safe by making sure that no washer, bolt, nut, or other metal contaminant has made it through the long, complicated trail from farm field, to the packaging line, and into the sack of flour. This case study shows how one food manufacturer, Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Store and Visitors Center, did just that by implementing a combination food metal detector/checkweigher system.

  • Portion Control: Flow Meters Vs. Weight Control
    Portion Control: Flow Meters Vs. Weight Control

    Royal Food Products, a manufacturer of dressing and sauces, had a decision to make: Continue with less than satisfactory portion control using flow meters or find some method of weighing an individual ingredient tank while hard piped to several adjacent supply tanks.  Royal’s Plant Engineer, Jerry Shemwell, turned to load cells for a workable solution.

  • How Load Cells Increased Ice Cream Manufacturing Accuracy
    How Load Cells Increased Ice Cream Manufacturing Accuracy

    The University of Wisconsin is a national leader in the research and development of dairy science. When it became necessary to update their mixing processes, they chose to update their system to take advantage of the benefits offered by load cells over pressure gauges. They turned to one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial technologies to supply the controller, mounting kits, and load cells for the university’s dairy mixing requirements.

  • 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

  • Accurate Weighing Of Chocolate Products
    Accurate Weighing Of Chocolate Products

    Swiss chocolate manufacturer Chocolat Frey AG has been successfully using advanced quality assurance systems in its production efforts. This case study shows how the company tackled the challenge of food safety and quality assurance through the use of advanced checkweighers.

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

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CHECKWEIGHING WHITE PAPERS & ARTICLES

  • Calculating The Total Cost Of Ownership Of Production Line Equipment
    Calculating The Total Cost Of Ownership Of Production Line Equipment

    Planning and implementing good investments requires well-planned strategies, decision-makers who know their goals, and carrying out the implementation according to plan. Meaningful information forms the basis of a good investment decision and it helps to protect the future prosperity of your company. This white paper will help you answer several question regarding the total cost of ownership (TCO) of production line equipment including, "have you clarified the foundations of your investment decisions?" and "how do you determine and calculate the return on investment (ROI) time of an investment?"

  • Slope’s Effect On Accurate Weighing
    Slope’s Effect On Accurate Weighing

    Customers often call with concerns that their floor is out of level and what affect that will have on their weight readings. Scales are designed with the assumption that the load will be parallel to the direction of gravity and perpendicular to the weighing platform; meaning, there is only a vertical force.

  • IFS Food Version 6 Compliance For Checkweigher Applications
    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

    Batching systems, whether manual or automated, are everywhere. Compounding liquid solutions or blending powdered components into a final mixture is one of the most common industrial weighing applications. This white paper suggests methods to enhance scale performance in multicomponent batches.

  • Identify Product Defects And Eliminate Contaminants With One Inspection System
    Identify Product Defects And Eliminate Contaminants With One Inspection System

    Combination systems are becoming more popular, integrating the technologies of multiple inspection systems into one physical system.

  • Technical Paper: SFT Vibrating Wire Weighing Technology

    In the three decades since its introduction, vibrating wire weighing technology has established a strong reputation in the process marketplace for its high accuracy, long term stability, and operational reliability. This article traces the evolution of vibrating wire weighing technology driven by application and economic needs. By K-Tron Process Group

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CHECKWEIGHING PRODUCTS

Pet Food Processing Pet Food Processing

K-Tron feeders are used for a variety of applications within the pet food manufacturing process. Screw feeders (both volumetric and loss-in-weight), liquid loss-in-weight, and weigh belt feeders are used for metering and high accuracy feeding of ingredients into a mixer (batch or continuous), an extruder, and before the packaging line.

Batch Weigh Receivers In Food Production Batch Weigh Receivers In Food Production

Whether produced by batch or continuous processes, many food products require the precise combination of several major and minor ingredients.

Metal Detector and Checkweigher Combo System: CoSYNUS Metal Detector and Checkweigher Combo System: CoSYNUS

CoSYNUS is a member of the SYNUS checkweigher family and combines the electronics of a metal detector with our well-known checkweighing technology. Operation of the metal detector is fully integrated in the familiar user interface of the field-tested SYNUS checkweigher.

In-line Weighing and Metal Detection: Checkweigher CM3570 & CM3530 In-line Weighing and Metal Detection: Checkweigher CM3570 & CM3530

The systems check that the weight is correct and that the product is free from metal in a single procedure, while also offering centralized inventory management, reporting on the checkweigher terminal, fast product changes and ejection of defective products.

Cornerstone CombiChecker Cornerstone CombiChecker

Hi-Speed Cornerstone checkweighers can be provided in a wide variety of configurations ranging from compact, two-conveyor systems to those which integrate timing and spacing conveyors, metal detectors, and multiple reject mechanisms all on one standard, easy-to-install frame. Combined with the full featured HI-SPEED XS user interface, Cornerstone delivers maximum checkweighing performance and capabilities as well as superior protection against all types of metal contamination with minimal false rejects.

Checkweigher And Metal Detector Combination Systems Checkweigher And Metal Detector Combination Systems

Bringing together these two technologies with a single touchscreen user interface makes these combination systems optimal for all applications that require an effective brand protection program, and where floor space is at a premium.

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CHECKWEIGHING NEWS

  • Weighing And Controlling Technology Combined In A Single Device

    Bizerba will be presenting a new generation of terminals at LogiMAT 2012 in Stuttgart. The company has combined weighing and controlling technology in one single device for the very first time. With this innovation, food manufacturers, bakeries, breweries and grain and feed manufacturers will be able not only to save space and costs but to simplify their production processes

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CHECKWEIGHING MULTIMEDIA

Raising The Contaminant Detection Bar Raising The Contaminant Detection Bar

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. 

Why Food Inspection Solutions Are Absolutely Necessary Why Food Inspection Solutions Are Absolutely Necessary

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. 

Best QA Practices in Metal Contamination Control Best QA Practices in Metal Contamination Control

Kris Tompkins was recent interviewed at INTERPHEX 2014 to discuss the importance of inspection systems in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry.

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