We provided Pets Choice with a Vantage 2.1 weighing station for their dry ingredient weighing area which contains a mounted scale for weighing ingredients under 5kg, and a platform scale for weighing ingredients over 5kg, and label printer. The weighing station benefits from a Vantage 2.1 touchscreen terminal which gives operators access to the Stevens software providing them with details of jobs, ingredients and lot numbers.
The operator uses the Stevens software on the terminal as a step-by-step guide for weighing out ingredients, ensuring that ingredients are weighed within tolerance (tolerances are set within the software). Once ingredients are weighed, the operator can print a label to attach to the container, data of which is extracted from the Stevens software giving traceability for recipes, job numbers, ingredients, lot numbers, production day/time and operator. The labels can then be scanned in the production area when the ingredients are added to the mixer.
In addition, two heavy-duty platform scales with indicators were provided by Stevens Traceability so that operators in the production area can quickly and effectively weigh other types of ingredients.