Adding in-motion weighing machines such as checkweighers into your production line transforms your productivity and accuracy. Before you add your checkweigher, you must assess the needs of your business and find the best machine to suit your existing production line. At AP Dataweigh, Inc., we have extensive knowledge of all in-motion weighing machines and their accessories. We provide custom solutions and build checkweighers designed to integrate seamlessly into your production process. Once you have found your machine supplier, consider the following four factors to determine the best weighing machine for your production facility.
The Type of Product Being Weighed
The type of product that your in-motion checkweigher will weigh will determine your machine’s design, accuracy, and accessories. Numerous products can pass through in-motion weighing machines, including:
- Raw or unwrapped foods
- Prepackaged food
- Beverage cans or cartons
- Pharmaceutical bottles
- Shoes in shoeboxes
- Children’s products
- And more!
In some cases, strict government regulations must be followed when constructing your checkweigher. Your experienced checkweigher manufacturer will know which regulations must be followed for your industry and products.
Your Production Environment
The environment in which your machine will operate is also a key factor to consider before selecting your best checkweigher. Temperature fluctuations, humidity levels, debris, dust, and air currents are all environmental factors that can influence your checkweighing process. Before selecting your ideal in-motion weighing machine, consider the climate in which your products are weighed.
Vibration is a factor that impacts all checkweighers. To minimize potential vibrations on your machine, make sure you have available space away from nearby devices, moving parts, or conveyors. If your machines are too close together, the vibrations may travel to your new checkweigher and influence its accuracy.
Standards, Regulations, and Product Specifications
You must also consider the standards you are required to meet and the regulations you must follow when packaging specific products. For example, washdown and sanitation are necessary for many industries, especially the food industry. Most packages must meet weight specifications set by government agencies, which will help determine your accuracy range. You should also consider the rate at which your production line moves. Think about your existing site configuration, which will also tell you how much space you have available for checkweigher integration.
When you consider these four factors, you can narrow your search and find the in-motion weighing machine that suits your needs and fits seamlessly into your production facility.
Contact AP Dataweigh, Inc. For Customized Checkweighing 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.