What industries use checkweighers?
Checkweighers are prevalent in the food, cosmetics and other consumer goods production facilities, since almost all these products are packaged and sold by weight. But any industry that measures the quality of its product or product components by weight, can also benefit from a checkweigher, including industries such as pharmaceuticals and technology. A checkweigher can also inspect contents by quantity (pills and screws, for example) because of the close relationship between quantity and weight.
What causes product weight variations?
Many obstacles and setbacks can cause product weight variations, including: '
- Change in product density.
- Humidity and temperature changes.
- Human error or negligent personnel.
- Product build-up around the nozzle.
It’s difficult to know what kind of problems or issues may occur on the production line, making it near impossible to ensure an exact fill every time. A checkweigher can help you rest easy, knowing any error will be detected and corrected before a product leaves your facility.