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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Considering TCO helps to understand better the costs over and above the purchase price and and ultimately to substantiate the investment decision.
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.
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.
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. By Steve Watson
Combination systems are becoming more popular, integrating the technologies of multiple inspection systems into one physical system.
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
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