New automated linear scale from WeighPack lessens product waste.
April 18, 2011
by Canadian Packaging Staff
AUTOWEIGHER linear scales from WeighPack Systems Inc. is the first step in automation for growing companies who want to significantly reduce the high cost of labor and product giveaway associated with manual filling.
Available in one or nine quart models and with one or three pans, product is fed automatically from the hopper along a vibrating pan into the weigh bucket below; when the target weight is reached, product is released through a funnel into a container or bag below.
Operating at speeds up to 15 cpm (cycles per minute) in automatic or semi-automatic mode, the tool-less disassembly of the hopper, weigh bucket, and funnel minimize downtime when cleaning or changing product. Pneumatics are not mounted on the weigh bucket eliminating the risk of contamination into air lines. Built with food grade 304 S/S (stainless steel), the AUTOWEIGHER displays product weight in Imperial or Metric and includes a foot pedal for semi-automatic operation. As a stand-alone unit, the AUTOWEIGHER can be set on a table top or floor stand and can easily interface with auxiliary equipment at a later date.
Available with many different finishes and options, the AUTOWEIGHER can weigh a very wide range of products including: poultry, snacks, coffee, rice, nuts, produce, chemicals, powders, pharmaceuticals, hardware, and many more. AUTOWEIGHER scales are perfect for companies looking to increase productivity, reduce costs, and position themselves for future growth through automation.
WeighPack designs and manufactures a comprehensive line of weighing, bagging, and conveying machines. Models range from stand-alone, semi-automatic machines to completely integrated packaging systems. WeighPack offers a complete line of machines, from its well known Vertek and XPdius Series of VFFS (vertical form, feed and seal) baggers to its Swifty line of HFFS (horizontal form, feed and seal) baggers, PrimoWeigher multi‐head weighers, Star Auger fillers, TigerScale linear scales, a variety of conveyors and fully integrated packaging systems for food and non‐food applications.
For more information, visit www.weighpack.com or call 1-888-934-4472.