An Ishida CCW-R-214 multihead weigher is delivering excellent speed and accuracy that has substantially increased throughput and reduced giveaway for the weighing of sugar snaps, mange touts and other fruit and vegetables at a leading Dutch supplier.

The company is one of Europe’s biggest tropical fruit and vegetable suppliers, producing approximately 15 million packs per year for a wide customer base that includes several leading European retailers. The weigher was installed following a request from a major customer for sugar snaps and mange touts to be packed in pillow bags from 200g to 500g.

The weigher has reduced giveaway from around 5% to less than 1.5%; and has a top speed of 140 packs per minute. The flexibility of the machine and its ability to handle many different types of products are already providing a valuable added benefit, as is its ease of use. Its graphical interface makes day-to-day operation very simple; and the availability of different languages is of particular importance in a factory where there are workers of many different nationalities. Different access levels ensure essential machine settings cannot be altered accidentally.

Ishida’s project design capabilities were a critical factor in the success of the installation and Ishida has also supplied one of its market-leading DACS checkweighers to the company.

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