How does a checkweigher support compliance?
A checkweigher is an ideal solution to support your compliance strategies, with precise weighing and automatic rejection of botched or underweight products.
Faster, more precise weighing
Checkweighers are designed to automatically weigh each individual item against the necessary tolerances, with precise accuracy. This accuracy provides greater control in complying with your own quality standards as well as regulator guidelines and average weight legislation.
This weighing occurs on a moving conveyor belt – products are weighed automatically as they pass along the weighing conveyor. As a result, hundreds of products can be accurately measured against your defined tolerances, saving huge amounts of time compared to manual sampling and reducing the risk of human error in the process.
Automatic product rejection
If products are non-compliant, the checkweigher will automatically reject the item. This happens while the conveyor is moving. For example, if a product is underweight against the defined tolerances, the checkweigher system will detect that and the rejection mechanism will automatically trigger to remove the product from the line.
There are a variety of reject options available for businesses to use depending on the type and weight of products they are producing. This includes air blast, pushing, diversion and more. The automatic detection and rejection of non-compliant products prevents defective products from reaching customers, safeguarding customers and your business from regulator action.
Time and cost savings for reinvestment
By automating the weighing process and eliminating the need for manual sampling, a checkweigher will help to streamline your operations and increase the efficiency of your weighing and inspection processes. This will allow your staff to focus on other critical tasks for compliance and production, improving your efficiency too.
Moreover, a checkweigher will save your business huge amounts of money too. Thanks to precise weighing, a streamlined production line, and the prevention of non-compliant products, your business can save thousands of pounds a year. You can then reinvest this money into strengthening your quality control infrastructure through additional technologies, employee training, and more.
Inspection and metal detector integration
To go further with your product inspection strategies, you can integrate advanced technologies like metal detection or x-ray with your checkweigher. A checkweigher metal detector combination can detect metal fragments in your products, while an x-ray system can detect metal, plastic, stone and ceramic too.
These technologies add an extra layer of protection, ensuring that only safe and uncontaminated products reach the market. It demonstrates your proactive approach to food safety and reinforces consumer (and regulator) trust in your brand’s commitment to delivering high-quality and safe food products.