Selection of Weighing Equipment in the Processing Industry

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The accuracy of material weight is one of the most important links in food, raw material and other processing industries. Whether the supply of materials can be organized correctly according to factors such as weight and size is the decisive condition for whether the factory can work efficiently. Using scales on suitable conveyor belts, sensors or floor scales can help create logical and fast work areas.


For processing plants, the distribution of materials is a critical step in the entire processing link. If the correct scale is not selected, the entire processing process may be destroyed. We all know that whether it is food ingredients or chemical preparations, the ratio of materials is fixed. Once the amount of a certain material exceeds or falls below the specified ratio, the overall effect will be greatly reduced. Poor food proportions can frustrate consumers, which is bad enough, but improper quality control in chemical or pharmaceutical factories can have devastating effects.


In order to avoid this situation, rigorous selection of floor scales has become an important task. Most scales have low maintenance costs and are usually multi-functional, thus saving valuable floor space.


Because these weighing devices can be easily built into the conveyor belt, the weighing scale can be designed for almost any work environment. Food processing facilities that handle bulk materials such as grains will benefit from ground scales that also incorporate feed loss. These systems are designed to hold a large amount of bulk food and release them in a predetermined amount into packaging or other conveyors. These weighing machines can be programmed to produce parts of various sizes, and can be accelerated or slowed down according to the flow rate of the material. Many electronic floor scales also record the amount of material passing through the machine, allowing operators to pay close attention to flow and quality. They can usually access these records through a detailed but intuitive user interface.


In addition to being built into the conveyor belt, some scales can also be directly integrated into the conveyor belt through equipment. This technology can directly weigh the products and check the quality when they are transported. Meat processing plants are a good example. If there are pieces of meat that are heavier and difficult to move, this type of scale technology can connect a series of hooks to an automatic rail system so that they can inspect the product as it moves to further processing.


These High-precision electronic scales and reliable floor scales play an important role in material processing, so accuracy must be kept in mind when designing. Because this is very important for product safety, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed several regulations regarding the manufacture of these weighing scales. NIST states that these tools must maintain a margin of error of ten percent or less. This ensures consistent performance throughout the processing plant.

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