Canadian Packaging

New Piece Count feature on PrimoWeigher Combination Scales

Quantity, rather than weight, can now be accurately and quickly achieved.


June 22, 2012
by Canadian Packaging Staff

CombiScale Inc. has announced the addition of the Piece Count feature onto its PrimoWeigher combination scales that allows packaging based on quantity rather than weight.

Using the basis weight of the individual product and factoring in tolerances set by the manufacturer, PrimoWeigher looks for combinations of buckets that achieve a desired weight and is able to calculate a precise count of the product.

Many products use piece counting including: cookies, vitamin gummies, detergent packets, wrapped chocolates, frozen meat, cookie pucks, candy, salad dressing packets, energy bars, hardware such as rubber plugs, bolts, screws and nuts, and test tubes.

Additionally, product mixing software provides manufacturers with the ability to piece count two different products into a single package.

For example, a 16-head scale may be configured to run one product on 8-heads and a second product on the other 8-heads and then combined into a single package.

PrimoWeigher combination scales are available in 10-, 14-, 16-, 20- and 24-head configurations with 1.5-, 2.5-, and 5-liter bucket sizes operating at speeds up to 200 cycles per minute.

CombiScale is a manufacturer of multi-head weighing solutions specializing in food related applications, hardware, and pharmaceuticals. Designed for service-ability and clean-ability, CombiScale also offers the PrimoWeigher – the world’s first open frame combination scale with remote control panel and handheld controller.
For more information, call 305-895-8909 or go to www.combiscale.com.