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Checkweigher Conveyors: Their Workflow and How It Works For You

AP Dataweigh Inc checkweigher conveyors

Checkweigher conveyors are designed for maximum efficiency and accuracy.

Checkweighers are an essential part of any packaging line. When you install checkweigher conveyors, you can enjoy even more efficiency and productivity. Conveyors keep your items moving through every step of the packaging process. When they move along the checkweigher scale, you can guarantee that each item meets weight specifications before sending it out to consumers. The simple yet efficient workflow of your AP Dataweigh, Inc. checkweigher illustrates how effective these machines are. 

Weighing Preparation 

The first step in using a checkweigher conveyor is first to make sure it is prepared to weigh the items. Your facility employees will set the preset weight and conveyor speed to ensure that the spacing between the products is consistent and weighing can be accurate. High-Resolution Checkweighers from AP Dataweigh, Inc. are capable of speeds up to 250 pieces per minute and can accurately measure up to +/- .05 grams. Its integrated control system provides users with a logical interface that makes setup and parameter configuration efficient. 

Weighing Process

Once your checkweigher conveyors are prepared for your product line, you can expect them to start doing their job. As part of your in-motion production line, your checkweigher will weigh the packaged items as they move over the scale. The checkweigher comes with a screen that instantly displays the product weight and indicates by color whether it is in the correct weight zone, almost out of the zone, or entirely out of it. The data collected by your checkweigher will help you fine-tune your production line and eliminate problem areas in your process. 

Sorting Process

As your items move swiftly along the checkweigher conveyors, each item’s weight is compared to the preset weight range. If it meets the requirements, it continues to move along on the conveyor belt to the next step in the production line. If the item does not meet the correct weight, the reject system installed to work with your checkweigher will remove the item from the production line. At AP Dataweigh, Inc., you can consider a number of rejection options that may be suitable for your specific facility. These options include: 

  • Pusher Reject
  • Overhead Gantry Reject
  • Pedestal Pusher Reject
  • Drop Bed Reject
  • Multi-Lane Sorting
  • Flipper Sorting Conveyor

By removing faulty products from the line, you avoid sending these products out to consumers and harming your reputation. 

Report Feedback 

Your automatic checkweigher records signals and various data, including weight, number of qualified items, and number of unqualified items. You can export this data to facilitate the improved operation of your packaging line. When using AP Dataweigh checkweighers, you can receive real-time statistical data, so you can immediately be aware of this essential information. When using checkweigher conveyors, you have access to all the tools you need to improve your productivity now and into the future. 

Contact AP Dataweigh, Inc. For Customized Inspection System Solutions

Established in 1994, AP Dataweigh, Inc. is a checkweigher manufacturer offering a complete line of custom-built and dynamic checkweighers and inspection system solutions. Our American-made machines address the needs of the pharmaceutical, agricultural, food, and industrial product markets throughout North America. We manufacture our machines to exact customer specifications and design them to integrate into your production line. What distinguishes us from the competition? We make what customers need instead of trying to sell what we make. 

To learn more about the products we can provide for your facility, contact us online or by phone at 678-679-8000. You can also follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube for updates on our products and industry.

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