Conveyor Flow Scales & Measuring Weight Accumulation

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Oct 7, 2013

Measuring production with a conveyor flow scale is vital to any plant.  You’ve got to know how much your facility is producing each and every day. For many meat plants, that can be a labor-intensive endeavor.

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Single Conveyor Flow Scale – Washdown Rated

How much does it cost to accumulate product in a combo, transport that combo to a floor scale via a fork lift, capture the weight of the combo, record that weight, and tabulate the results?

The answer is often “too much”.

If that is a process that sounds familiar, you may have a cost-effective alternative available. Imagine being able to gather accumulated weight totals regardless of product spacing or flow without having the scale attended by an operator.

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Three Conveyor Flow Scale

Our patented flow scale is the ideal tool for many plants. Meat products such as trim, ground beef, ribs, loins, bellies, and poultry can be accurately measured with flow scales. Also, bulk material handling of small products is appropriate for flow scales, along with fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, and dry chemicals.

Weighing accuracy of less than one percent error are typical.

A single conveyor flow scale is generally appropriate for smaller bulk materials or smaller granular products.

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For larger products, such as bone-in loins for example, a three-conveyor design (an in-feed conveyor, the scale conveyor, and an exit conveyor) will give better results.

If you’d like to know how much your facility is producing, but you’d rather not go through the trouble and expense of staffing a collection area, a scale, and a means of transport, then see if a flow scale will do the job for you.

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