Prima Cheese installs third weigher as it expands

Cheese firm installs new weigher
Prima Cheese, based in Seaham, County Durham, is installing a third Ishida multihead weigher to handle its range of cheese products supplied to wholesale food and catering businesses worldwide.

The new CCW-RS-214 features Ishida’s latest innovation for handling sticky products, with special electrostatic polished surfaces that enable the cheese to move quickly and easily through the weigher to maximise throughput.

The 14-head model will join two existing 10-head versions, handling a variety of bag sizes including 1kg, 1.8kg, 2kg and 5kg as well as smaller sample packs, enabling around 30,000 boxes of product to be packed each week.

“The Ishida weighers are very reliable; typically the only downtime we experience is when we need to change the film and this only takes around three minutes,​” says Prima Cheese operations director Nima Beni.

The installation of the CCW-RS-214 is part of the company’s next phase of growth, which includes an extension to its factory to increase production.

Contact: Ishida Europe

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