A 24-head multihead weigher from Ishida Europe is providing excellent speed, accuracy and flexibility for Magda, the French leader in frozen wild mushrooms, to help deliver an increase in production of 30%.

The Ishida 24 head, 4-Mix, waterproof model provides an enormous number of weight combinations, offering the industry-leading accuracy associated with Ishida multihead weighers at impressive speeds. This effect is further multiplied by including a set of 24 ‘booster’ hoppers that can save known weights of product unused in one weighment, making them available for the next. For a four-mix product, Magda is currently filling packs at up to 65 per minute.

As Patrick Chalamet, Factory Director at Magda’s packing centre in Pierrelatte, south-eastern France, recounts, “I’d known about Ishida for some years and I turned to this manufacturer again when assembling a list of four suppliers to tender for a new multihead weigher. I reached my decision by comparing the test data from each weigher, most notably when it came to accuracy, bearing in mind that we work with expensive raw materials, and the speed we were looking for.”

Magda’s staff have found the Ishida weigher, with its intuitive touchscreen interface, simple to learn and operate, whether for single products or mixes. They are also impressed with how simple it is to clean the weigher, which has easy lift-off/drop-on hoppers and radial feeders and is waterproof to IP66 rating.