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Advantages of an Aussie weigher

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article image The Ward LC-Checkweigher/conveyor.

A CONTINUOUS checkweigher system developed and built in Australia saves at least 40 per cent on imported models while offering distinct advantages. Available from Ward Material Handling Solutions , the low cost of the LC-Checkweigher means it has been widely accepted for detecting missing items in shippers prior to the palletiser.

Clients such as Nestle, Cadbury, Uncle Bens and Mars have been using the machines for as long as three years.

Cadbury uses the LC-Checkweigher to check the quantity of bags per case on a high speed line. After more than two years operation, a Cadbury engineering spokesman reports "the build quality is excellent and we are considering several more. We are very pleased with their performance."

Distinguishing features include four load cell system, a sturdy stainless steel chassis suitable for a factory environment, Mettler Toledo weighing terminal and an internal drum motor to minimise maintenance while maximising hygiene.

Accuracy range is within 10g to 50g depending on speed, which is up to 40 cartons per minute. Load capacity is 50kg. Automatic product rejection systems are available and the weigher terminal may be interfaced to the packing line PLC.

Custom variants are built to order for OEMs and system integrators.

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