February 2016 - Issue 55
Delivering consistent quality products is essential to protect your brand and your bottom line.  That means knowing that the weight of a packaged product being shipped out the door matches the weight on the label.  A checkweigher weighs every product in motion.  It classifies, counts and rejects products that are off spec, which helps you meet throughput and legal requirements while providing reliable weight control.
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  1. Meeting Specifications - Does the finished product match specifications?  Your checkweigher should compare data within permissible limits that you set.  Future business depends on it.
  2. Net Content: Under Weight - Use checkweighers to help ensure your products meet customer expectations, as well as CFIA labeling policies for product weight.
  3. Net Content: Over Weight - Don't give away product. Checkweighers can help your bottom line by ensuring that there isn't too much product inside.
  4. Contaminants - Some checkweighers can be combined with other packaged product inspection equipment like x-ray and metal detectors for an economical, space-saving product inspection solution.
  5. Classification - Checkweighers can even be used to help classify products into weight zones and grades.
  6. Missing Primary Components - Count by weight is important to customer satisfaction. What would a customer think if he or she opened a box of chocolates and a piece was already missing from the tray?
  7. Sub-Standard Products - Has a packaged product been damaged?  Has it sprung a leak? Has it been filled with the right product or number of products?  Has a foreign object found its way into the packaging?  A checkweigher can discover a problem before or at the end of the line.
  8. Control - The weight data from your checkweigher can be fed back to control your filler system, providing a closed loop to drive process efficiency.
  9. Missing Secondary Components - The product might be intact, but is everything else that should be inside also enclosed - like a leaflet, spoon or straw?
  10. Lot Deviation - Before a shipment goes out the door, checkweighers can monitor lots and compare against average and standard deviations.
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