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Article | July 11, 2012
CombiScale Inc: Piece count feature on weigher
CombiScale Inc. has added a piece count feature to its PrimoWeigher combination scales that allows packaging based on quantity instead of 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.
Suitable for many products that 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. By example, a 16-head scale can 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/min.
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