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Major tomato producer implements A&D’s weight data solution

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The powerful Multiweigher 3000 weight data suite from A&D Australasia was recently implemented by a major tomato producer to capture the weights of tomato trusses growing in a new state-of-the-art glasshouse just north of Adelaide.

The glasshouse was already using several Dutch automated process systems.

Key requirements for A&D’s technical team for the weight data solution:

  • To facilitate better weighing accuracy aligned with Australian Weights & Measures Guidelines 
  • To provide superior data capture intelligence compatible with the Dutch supplied equipment 
  • To provide local service and technical support 
Based on a review of the customer’s requirements, A&D Australasia decided to implement its locally approved and supported weighing hardware and the A&D Multiweigher 3000 weight data software package.

Highlights of A&D’s weight data solution:

  • Replacement indicators (A&D’s FSi-DD models) were installed to the pre-pack lines and truss production lines 
  • Indicators were fitted with wireless serial data servers to transmit data via the company’s wireless network to a designated PC 
  • System was integrated seamlessly with the existing loadcells to minimise physical disruption 
  • Software allows the customer to accurately monitor tomato truss production lines ensuring better measurement control of production 
  • Allows capture of all weights from the newly implemented A&D scales and existing inline check weighers 
  • Optical counter at the end of the production lines cross-checks count data, validating production accuracy     
Key benefits achieved from A&D’s weight data solution:
  • Reduced waste and minimised giveaways 
  • Improved cost savings/ profits 
  • Facility to monitor operator efficiencies 

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