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Russian snacks firm installs multi-head weigher

By Rick Pendrous contact

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Russian snacks firm installs multi-head weigher

Related tags: Nut, Snack foods

Russian snack food supplier FoodArt is using an Ishida 14-head multi-head weigher to provide the flexibility it needs in handling a wide variety of dried fruits and nuts at different target weights.

FoodArt is an importer of products such as almonds, cashew nuts, peanuts, dates, prunes, raisins and cranberries. It supplies supermarkets and foodservice outlets.

The company needed a weigher that could handle different product types, including sticky dried fruit, such as dates and dried apricots, at varying weights.

The weigher is currently packing 30 different product variations into bag sizes from 50g to 1kg. Embossed contact parts help to ensure a smooth flow of products, particularly the stickier items. Giveaway is practically zero across all the target weights, claims FoodArt.

Speeds are up to 40 bags a minute, depending on pack size, which is well within the weigher's capabilities. FoodArt has plans to further increase production and packing speeds – up to 100 bags a minute – in the near future.

Contact Ishida Europe​ for more information. 

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