Interfood Technology is the sole representative in the UK and Ireland for the Sparc Systems range of weigh grading, bespoke conveyors, checkweighers and combination checkweigh/metal detection units. Included in the comprehensive range is the option of multi-lane systems, recognising the significant benefits this can offer in terms of speed, cost and capacity.

Available through Interfood’s dedicated Packing Solutions Division, the multi-lane systems including checkweighing, metal detecting and XRay have been developed specifically to fill a gap in the market as checkweighing machines typically tend to be single line. This means they are not ideally suited to multi-lane packaging lines, requiring numerous individual machines to prevent the checkweighing and detection operation becoming a bottleneck on the production line.

The range of machines offers a simple, ergonomic, modular design which is easy to clean and straightforward to operate and maintain. As single machines, they offer a saving in space compared to the footprint required for several checkweighers and, depending on the number of lanes, offer speeds of up to 2,000 parts per minute (ppm).

Designed for high speed lines where products remain in the multi-lane format throughout, the systems offer excellent control and efficiency. Each unit is designed to meet specific production requirements, with this bespoke approach ensuring the systems can be tailored for a range of processing applications.

The range includes the capability to retrospectively add checkweighing and vision inspection into the machine, providing the potential to meet changing and expanding requirements, without the need for investing in a new dedicated piece of equipment or impacting on the length or configuration of the line. The machines are all electric so do not require compressed air, giving the lowest cost of ownership in the industry.

All Sparc machines are fully compliant with the Codes of Practice (COP) of all the major retailers, as well as the COP developed by the British Retail Consortium for those that don’t have their own.

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