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

With a waterproof and dustproof exterior, the SSV-i series checkweighers are designed for unpackaged foods. Its hygienic design allows for stringent sanitary control for unpackaged fresh food, such as fish, poultry and other meat products. The waterproof exterior is needed during the cleaning process to ensure that all parts of the checkweigher remain intact and fully operational after being sprayed down and sanitized. The checkweighing system is not only used for weighing products and checking for missing products, but is also used for controlling filler or fixed weight, data recording and line monitoring.

IF Series floor scales are flat-bed scales that are available in various sizes, designs, weighing capacities and resolutions. 

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

The Thermo Scientific Frame 44HB ("Box-weigher" in Europe) weighframe is designed to provide dependable and accurate on-line weighing of cases, bags, and large packages up to 110 lb. (50 kg).

The XS1 checkweigher delivers high throughput weighing of small products. 

If high-precision weighing of products is not enough and it requires an additional reliable inspection for metallic impurities, there is the HC-M-MDi checkweigher / metal detector system.

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.