December 16, 2008
by Canadian Packaging Staff
Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed has announced the introduction of its value-priced checkweigher for mild to moderate washdown applications; the A300.
Designed specifically for smaller packaging lines where space is at a premium, it can accommodate a variety of packages in a compact 30-inches of line space. The A300 is economically priced and delivers a rate of up to 165 ppm (packages per minute).
The stainless steel construction of the A300 features an open design that allows easy cleaning and sanitizing in food processing applications in washdown environments; while “no tools” belt removal minimizes maintenance. A hermetically sealed load cell ensures superior long term accuracy and weighing performance.
The XC 5.7-inch QVGA touchscreen dashboard-style display provides intuitive, menu-driven access to basic checkweigher functions.
Simple menus provide fast access to important checkweigher set up screens and production information. Browser-like navigation gives users fast access to important controls and read-outs, while allowing them to drill down easily into machine and line performance measures and statistics.
“We created the A300 to make checkweighing affordable for all kinds of businesses. Contract seasonal packers will especially like the simple operation, maintenance friendly design and low cost of ownership,” said Mark Feher, Business Development Manager of Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed. “Return on investment is critically important to smaller companies. Checkweighing delivers a huge benefit by making sure that packages weigh what they should, potentially saving thousands of dollars annually.”
Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed is North America’s largest checkweigher manufacturer. In 1981, the company joined METTLER TOLEDO, the world’s largest manufacturer of weighing solutions for laboratory, industrial, and food retailing applications.
Combined with sister companies Safeline and Garvens, make up the Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection Team, the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of checkweighers, metal detection devices, and other end-of-line inspection systems serving local and multi-national customers worldwide.
For additional information, contact: Terry Eldred, marketing specialist Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; tel: 607-257-6000 ext. 488 or fax: 607-257-5232 or visit www.mt.com/hi-speed.