CHECKWEIGHING CASE STUDIES

  • Overcoming HACCP Obstacles With Metal Detection/Checkweighing Systems
    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
    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
    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
    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

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CHECKWEIGHING WHITE PAPERS & ARTICLES

  • Ensuring Food Safety Through The Prevention Of Physical Contamination
    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
    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
    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
    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.
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CHECKWEIGHING PRODUCTS

CS3600 Case Scale CS3600 Case Scale

The Hi-Speed CS3600 is an in-motion scale for weighing large packages such as boxes, cartons, cases, bags, or sacks for either general industrial or harsh wash down environments. The proven design delivers accurate and repeatable weights while a wide variety of accessories allow it to be tailored to specific application needs.

Ethernet Transmitter: PR5230 Ethernet Transmitter: PR5230

The fieldbustransmitter PR 5230 is a product for readout and transmit weight values to installed networks and control systems.

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.

Starweigh XS Checkweigher Starweigh XS Checkweigher

The Starweigh XS is a unique and highly precise checkweighing system delivering laboratory accuracies at high production throughput rates.

Checkweigher For Stick Packaging Checkweigher For Stick Packaging

Benefits
The KW6023F line has six different models available that can weigh products ranging from 0.5 to 60 g. The maximum accuracy is ±0.015 g at 3s with a maximum speed of 150 products/min x 6-lanes.

Versa Chain Checkweigher Versa Chain Checkweigher
Thermo Scientific Versa 8120 Chain Checkweigher handles weighing, control and reject functions at line speeds up to 700 packages per minute for cartons, cans, bottles and pouches in dry or wet environments.
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CHECKWEIGHING NEWS

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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. 

DEA Weighbelts Are Designed For Metering Fragile Materials Video DEA Weighbelts Are Designed For Metering Fragile Materials Video

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.

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