The Apha PW-12 powered checkweigher weighs up to 200 irregularly shaped or unsupported pouches/min at an accuracy of +- 0.5 g. It easily integrates into existing lines and accepts flexible or rigid packages up to 8 lb in sizes to 14’’ x 8’’.
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OCS Checkweigher (Snellville, GA) offers the HC-Pharma, a special system designed to handle up to 16 different infeed screws. Machine can therefore accommodate more than 45 different product shapes and sizes within a single production line.
Wayne Knigge is a consultant who retired in June 2001 after 36 years as senior staff engineer with General Mills. He spent the last 20 years on quality/productivity improvements in packaging, the last three focusing on X-ray inspection.
Eriez (Erie, PA) expanded its line of E-Z Tec® metal detectors to include detector/in-motion checkweigher system. Systems provide an accurate method for production line quality control in the food and pharmaceutical industries.