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Weighing Solutions

By Ishida Europe

Weighing equipment is Ishida's core capability and we have been developing and producing weighing machines and scales for well over 100 years. We now have an extensive range of multihead weighers, (including screw feeder weighers and Fresh Food Weighers) and checkweighers which can be used as part of an integrated weighing and packing line for both food and non-food applications. A recent addition is our new range of Cut-gate weighers, for free-flowing powders and granules.

These weighing machines can be supplied as, part of a complete line or interfaced with existing weighing or packing equipment. Highly flexible, our weighing equipment can weigh product into a wide range of packs including bags, trays and cartons.

Ishida RV Multihead Weighers

RV multihead weigherOur new world-class RV multihead weigher can help you gain superior production speeds, save up to 20% on energy consumption, reduce giveaway to almost 0% and maintain the highest levels of accuracy in weighing.

With our continued commitment to provide the best multihead weigher in the world, the improvements to this generation of multihead weigher are ideal for packing chilled and frozen products.

Smarter

  • Efficient power management with high, medium and low modes of operation
  • Enhanced Windows XP operating system
  • Stable and responsive touchscreen
  • Enhanced wide-angle dispersion feeder table camera
  • Fingerprint access verification

Greener

  • Up to 20% lower power consumption
  • Energy-efficient radial feeder operation

Faster

  • Up to 15% higher speeds
  • Fast start and stop of radial feeder drives
  • Increased weighing speed
  • Increased weighing accuracy
  • IP67 approved - enables hosedown cleaning
  • Faster in downtime.

Tougher

  • More hygienic fixings - no bacteria traps
  • 6° sloping, self-draining feeder covers
  • 9° sloping, self-draining main body
  • Individually removable ring gate fingers
  • Covered hopper brushes
  • IP67 rated drive unit seals

For more technical information, request the RV data sheet.

Screw Feeder Weighers

Ishida have been making screw feeder weighers for sticky products for over 20 years.

Screw feeder weigherAs long ago as 1992 the possibility of moving product from infeed to weigh hoppers using the Archimedes' screw principle was under investigation by Ishida, the company that first brought the multihead weigher to market.

The new range of Ishida Screw Feeder Weighers is designed to handle particularly movement-resistant foods, including sticky, oily and marinated products.

The coreless screw, made of stainless steel with a circular rather than a blade-like cross-section, moves the product on the multihead weigher gently but firmly towards the hopper system. This enables the Screw Feeder Weigher to achieve speeds and performance normally associated with much freer-flowing products.

Fresh Food Weighers

Ishida's fresh food weighers are a revolution in weighing of fresh and sticky products . For the first time, manufacturers and processors of meat , poultry , fish, seafood , dairy and fresh produce are able to automate their weighing processes, reducing labour requirements, increasing speed and accuracy and dramatically improving efficiency.

Further benefits include:

  • Improved flow of sticky products through the weighing machine
  • Accurate weighing and reduction of giveaway
  • Fully or semi-automatic feed system options
  • Fast product changeover
  • Easy cleaning and conformity to hygiene regulations
  • Rapid return on investment

Cut-gate Weighers for granules/powders

Ishida presents a new approach to weighing dry, free-flowing granules such as detergents, hot drink powders, freeze dried coffee, tea, couscous, sugar and salt. Unlike auger or volumetric cup filling, it does not damage or deactivate the product. In addition, it is much more accurate, reducing weighing error by over 60% compared with these conventional methods.

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Product is gravity-fed to the weigh hopper via a servomotor-controlled gate which give a very consistent "product in flight" and hence minimal give-away. An Ishida Cut-gate weigher can deliver up to 15 weighments per head per minute. Cutgate Weigher models with up to 10 heads are available, with a choice of two hopper sizes.

  • Major reductions in giveaway (increases in yield)
  • Optimum product functionality and appearance maintained
  • Significant reduction in dust generation with optional dust-proof casing and dust extraction.
  • Optional nitrogen gas flushing on this weighing machine, also available.
  • Hoppers and cut-gates removable by hand for rapid cleaning and changeover