Weigher gears up olive processing

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Weigher gears up olive processing
An Ishida RS series multihead weigher with a custom-designed distribution system is helping one of France's leading olive suppliers maximise market opportunities by handling product with an accuracy to within 0.1g.

Sister companies Croc' frais and Arômatt select, process and package some of France's most popular brands of olives.

To increase production capacity, the firms asked Ishida France to install a system that can deliver fast and accurate weighments to a thermoformer.

It selected a 10-head Ishida RS Series model with 3l hoppers.

The RS technology can make more weight combinations available during each weigh cycle, meaning that the weigher will seldom, if ever, need to select a weight outside the specified range. This helps to guarantee the same weight of product in each pack.

Factory manager Stéphane Varlet reports that 120g trays of olives are produced "with the very precise weight of plus or minus 0.1g"​. Giveaway is practically eliminated.

The packing line fills and seals 50 retail trays of 120g target weight each minute. With the less sticky products, 60 packs a minute can be achieved.

Contact: Ishida Europe
www.ishidaeurope.com

Related topics: Processing equipment

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