Conveyor Scales: A Benefit To Your Plant That Pays For Themselves
If you are a supplier of goods or materials, then you should consider what the benefits of using in-motion conveyor scales to weigh your products over your conveyor lines may be worth to your plant. Conveyor scales work efficiently with your production lines to weigh products as they are conveyed throughout the plant. This is a benefit that can save you on costly labor time by eliminating the process of having employees manually take product off the conveyor line, weigh it and return it back to the line. With an in-motion conveyor scale, production becomes far more efficient and more product goes out the door. These factors can help improve a company’s bottom line.
In-motion conveyor scales are versatile scales that can be implemented into product sorting, labeling, and pack-off systems. A quality conveyor scale can be programmed for management reports, shift tracking, and can transmit data wherever it is needed in your plant. This makes a conveyor scale a big asset to your company! It is important to choose a durable conveyor scale that will stand up to the conditions you will put it through. It is a good idea to consider the features and benefits that will be of the greatest benefit to your business and provide you a good return on investment when thinking about purchasing a conveyor scale system.
Conveyor scales are designed to rapidly weigh products that are individually spaced. For best results, choose a conveyor scale that is legal for trade. This helps ensure that the scale provides accurate weight measurements and is designed with very strict requirements. This will give you a scale that is durable, reliable and will last a long time.
An in-motion conveyor scale that is NTEP certified for meat or dairy purposes is an advantage for companies in the food industry. It is very useful to be able to put food products directly on a conveyor belt designed for food purposes. Food grade conveyor scales are also good to use with dry food, shipping, net weight verification, and weight labeling. It is important to know you can use a conveyor scale for many applications within your company. This saves money by letting one piece of equipment perform many jobs that might otherwise need to be performed by one or more other machines or done manually, which can drive up labor costs.
The best in-motion conveyor scales are easy to clean and sanitize. They are durable and made to last, even in harsh environments. Durable aluminum or stainless steel construction can help a conveyor scale have a long and useful life. Modular plastic belts make food applications safe and clean-up a snap. It should be possible to access the entire area where food has made direct contact with the belting.
Settings that can be customized for the particular use or uses of your production lines add to the versatility of a quality designed conveyor scale. The belt speed, choice of using an open or closed belt, safety stop, and automatic operation all help maximize the potential applications for the uses of conveyor scales.
A motor with an option for variable speed can also be useful. Being able to select options in size and capacity to suit the intended use is a sign of a conveyor scale provider with a good product. It is also handy to be able to have a scale that can interface with the computer server and with the sorting, labeling, and classification functions of the business.
Listed above are a number of good reasons why conveyor scales can save a business both time and money by making production more efficient and automating many jobs that otherwise might have to be done manually.
Low cost aluminum conveyor scales help you automate your production lines.
If you need to weigh individually spaced product at high rates and speeds, then what you want is a superior in-motion conveyor scale. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to spend a lot of money to get a superior in-motion conveyor scale.
Aluminum is a cost efficient metal and when utilized properly, can produce superior equipment. An aluminum in-motion conveyor scale can be a cost efficient means to automating your production lines without breaking the bank.
In-motion conveyor scales work efficiently with your production lines to weigh products as they are conveyed throughout your plant. If all you need is to know the weight of your product, then an aluminum in-motion conveyor scale will be sufficient enough. However, you still want to be sure you are getting a high quality in-motion conveyor scale, even if it is constructed using aluminum.
Before purchasing an aluminum in-motion conveyor scale, make sure it is the right scale to fit your application needs. There are times when cost savings is smart and times when it is not. Almost all aluminum conveyor scales are not legal-for-trade, NTEP, Measurements Canada, or direct food contact certified. However, most of these aluminum in-motion conveyor scales are great for checking box or bag weights and useful for shipping applications.
Vande Berg Scales has put together our WeighMore™ Aluminum In-Motion Conveyor Scales; a cost effective in-motion conveyor scale designed to economically bring automatic weighing to your production line, saving you the cost of having to manually weigh your products.
WeighMore™ aluminum in-motion conveyor scales are industrial grade conveyor scales with indicators designed to enhance your production lines by:
- In-motion weighing of packaged products
- Automatic checking of boxed or bagged product weights
- Automatic net weight verification
- In-motion variable weight labeling
- Accurate and reliable in-motion weighing
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If your food manufacturing or processing business moves any type of material down the line, you know how vital it is to maintain accuracy and reliability, not only in production but in preparation and shipping. In-motion conveyor scales save food processing companies time and resources by weighing products as they move through the plant.
In the past, an employee may have had to manually remove a product from the conveyor to weigh it, risking damage or contamination to the product. With automated in-motion conveyor scale systems, the job is done faster and more accurately.
Choosing the right in-motion conveyor scales for your plant doesn’t need to be a difficult task. You can rely on help from a company like Vande Berg Scales whose core business is creating such systems and matching them to your specific needs.
What to look for in an in-motion conveyor scale system. Depending on your business, products, budget and needs, choosing your conveyor scales can be a simple matter of listing your requirements in order of priority, then consulting with Vande Berg Scales to create the ideal system for you.
Here are some of the requirements you may need and what scale you would choose:
- If you require that your in-motion conveyor scale be legal-for-trade you would need to choose one that is NTEP or Measurement Canada certified.
- If your products come down the line in bulk and you want total production weights, you would choose an in-motion flow scale system with customized settings and variable-speed motors.
- If you wash-down your in-motion conveyor scale regularly, you would want one with wide smooth surfaces that are easily kept clean.
- If your scale is in contact with raw food, you would want an in-motion conveyor scale that has direct food contact belting and is wash-down rated.
In addition to the above requirements, you also want an in-motion conveyor scale system that is reliable and accurate for a wide variety of products, sizes and types. Of course you would want the highest standard of quality in a conveyor scale so you can obtain a good return on investment (ROI)
Versatility and Efficiency You can save money and time by choosing a WeighMore™ in-motion conveyor scale system as it will perform multiple tasks. WeighMore™ in-motion conveyor scale systems are versatile, efficient and can be integrated into your sorting, labeling and pack-off processes. They are excellent food-grade conveyor scales for dry food, shipping, net weight verifications, weight labeling and can be programmed to create management reports, perform shift tracking, and transmit vital data to different parts of your plant.
A Commitment to Quality In-motion conveyor scales represent an important investment for your business. By working in partnership with Vande Berg Scales, you can determine the best in-motion conveyor scale system for your needs and realize cost savings. For example, if you need only to weigh your products, you might choose an aluminum in-motion conveyor scale system, which is less costly than stainless steel but provides the same accurate weighments.
Whichever system you choose, your satisfaction is a priority for Vande Berg Scales. We will help you increase throughput and reduce downtime by providing prompt and effective service and support. Ultimately, Vande Berg Scales’ WeighMore™ in-motion conveyor scales get the job done and continue to provide efficient service over the long run – and help you realize savings of time, labor and resources.
Consideration of things like speed, accuracy, and durability should be high on your list of interest items.
In addition, the type of application for which the conveyor scale is to be utilized is very important.
For example, the desired use may be in food processing with direct food contact, or it may simply be desired for use in a container shipping and packaging operation.
In a dry industrial environment, you may wish to consider either aluminum or stainless steel for base construction of the conveyor.
Where a wash down environment is the location of use, stainless steel is the choice to be made.
A prime consideration is whether or not the weighment desired needs to be Legal for Trade (NTEP Approved).
If your need is to buy and sell according to the weighment, you should consider a WeighMore® In-Motion Conveyor Scale. It’s considered the most accurate NTEP Approved Legal for Trade scale of its kind on the market today!
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The NTEP Capacities available are 10-200-lbs with 2000 NTEP Divisions with belt speeds available from 10 to 380 feet per minute.
Unlike a check-weigher scale designed for actuating controllers for product acceptance or rejection, a simple conveyor scale is designed to weigh individually spaced products at high rates and speeds for variable weight labeling and interfacing with other systems.
Simplified calibration, maintenance, and operation are also sound aspects for consideration in selecting a conveyor scale.
With all of these things in mind, we recommend that you review the WeighMore® Conveyor scale!