January 18, 2010
by Canadian Packaging Staff
Available for sale from Charles Downer & Co. Ltd. of Richmond Hill, Ont., Bosch Packaging Technology has released its latest series of checkweighers: the KWE 5000 and KWI 5000.
For use in weight and completeness checks of pillow bags, cartons and trays for a wide range of food and non-food applications, the KWI 5000 is an integrated solution that easily interfaces with Bosch packaging equipment and provides total control over the packaging line with one touch screen.
Alternatively, the KWE 5000 is a stand-alone solution that can be seamlessly integrated into existing packaging lines regardless of equipment make or model.
With speeds of up to 450 bags per minute, both checkweighers can rapidly measure weights of up to 20 kg with an accuracy range of 0.1 g to 1.0 g.
The KWI 5000 and KWE 5000 feature a sturdy and low-maintenance design, and perform reliably even in harsh production environments. Their modular build allows for flexible adaptation to both product and packaging line requirements. Each checkweigher features processing and control systems built with standard components that can be quickly and easily supplied, modified and replaced.
Both the KWI 5000 and the KWE 5000 fulfill all technical and organizational conditions for metrological testing according to the European Measurements Directive (MID) 2004/22/EC. A further advantage to the Bosch checkweighers is their adaptability to specific customer requirements.
Both models promote user friendliness with easy-to-use color touch screens that clearly display data and analyses of the production process. For an in-depth look at product quality and accurate reporting, the checkweighers provide statistical analyses, meter readings, performance and commodity data, and weight specifications, including information from other equipment in the packaging line. The units can also send data to other interfaces such as OPC or printers for rapid reporting. For increased production efficiency, quick packaging format resetting is possible due to the units’ ability to store up to 200 different formats.