Ishida Europe has launched an enhanced version of its pioneering weigher for the handling of granular products, which are often easily damaged by auger or volumetric cup fillers.
The new range of high-speed cut-gate weighers features a newly designed weigh hopper that minimises the discharge time of the weighed product without spillage, along with an enhanced cut-gate mechanism to improve product feeding and a three times faster processing capability. These features deliver even faster weighing speeds – up to 30 weighments per minute per head depending on product type – while maintaining the excellent accuracy and gentle handling of these weighers.
The cut-gate weigher offers precise weighing of all types of granular products such as detergents, freeze-dried coffee, tea and other drink granules, sugar, salt and couscous. Ishida says the weigher is typically three times more accurate than conventional filling or dosing systems.
This is achieved thanks to Ishida’s accurate load cell and high-speed feedback control system. In addition, the servomotor-powered gate offers a gentle but precise opening and closing profile which ensures very controlled product feeding to preserve particle size and structure as well as significantly reducing dust emissions.
The cut-gate weigher is easy to operate, clean and maintain with quick product changeovers to minimise downtime. Its dustproof construction features weighing components that are enclosed in an easily detachable cover. A sealed enclosure for gas flushing is also available.
This new range comprises ten different models tailored to meet specific requirements in terms of product, pack and line requirements. These are in addition to the 14 models already available in the standard cut-gate weigher range.