New weighcell offers greater speed, accuracy and flexibility - company

By Rory Harrington

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Improved accuracy, increased throughput speeds and the ability to operate over a wider weighing range are benefits claimed by Mettler Toledo Garvens for two new electro magnetic force restoration (EMFR) weighcells.

The company said the launch of its TF10 and TF20 weighcells would help boost the diagnosis and accuracy of both static and dynamic weighing processes in the food sector.

Improved speed is a key feature offered by the new products, marketing manager Gunter Schilpp told FoodProductionDaily.com. The increased efficiency is realised thanks to the faster reaction times of the two weighcells, which allows for the reduction of weigh cycle times. The equipment can weigh up to 1,000 pieces per minute at line speeds of up to 180 metres per minute.

The TF10 and TF20 can also operate over a wider weighing range and for a wider range of products compared to comparable systems, said Schlipp.

“In the past it was necessary to have weighcells for much small ranges such as from 1-2kg or from 2-5kg,”​ he said. “However, the TF10 can go up to 10kg and the TF20 up to 20kg, which means one of our weighcells can cover a much wider range of product.”

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He added this increased flexibility eliminates the need for multiple checkweighers and the compact nature of its new systems saves further space on production lines.

Both weighcells have a robust housing against dust and water and comply with the IP69k standard. They both are made of stainless steel and feature a hygienic design for easy and quick cleaning, said the company.

Both systems employ the same housing to facilitate easier implementation of the different weighcells depending on the requirements of the product to be weighed. Alternatively, the company said it had designed a universal adaptor that can give the TF10 and TF20 the same dimensions as its other weighcells. This allows for their retrofitting into older checkweighers, said Schilpp.

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