Food & Beverage Processing
The “RIGHT WEIGH” to SUCCESS
When it comes to food and beverage processing three major thoughts come to mind:
- Accountability – beginning with raw materials to the finished product every step must be accurately measured and documented. We have a multitude of indicators with various data storage and transfer options that work in conjunction various scale bases. Scales are crucial through-out the food and beverage manufacturing process.
- Hygiene – every machine, scale and tool that comes into contact with food and beverages must be able to withstand repetitious wash-downs to prevent contamination. Sanitation in this industry is so critical that strict legislative requirements have been enacted and is also subject to global regulations. We carry equipment lines that have both NSF approved sanitation designs and IP wash-down certifications.
- Legal-for-Trade weighing. We have all read the labels on our favorite products that states, “Sold by weight not by Volume”. That determination results from using a NTEP approved scale. Our extensive offering of NTEP approved units include devices that weigh from a thousandths of a gram to an entire truck or shipping container and everything in between.
Secret RECIPE MIXING and BLENDING
We build, upgrade and customize bin/tank/hopper systems that allows the precise measuring of ingredients in the proper order with the correct amount of mixing and/or blending. This allows the manufacturing process to continually reproduce those unique brand flavors and textures that sets your product apart. Automating the process increases quality control while reducing rejected product and waste of raw materials thereby increasing your bottom-line.
Production Line and Customer Satisfaction
Consumption is the sole purpose for a production line. And the line only exists as long as the customer is satisfied with the output. Scales are critical element to an efficient production line process. A line may require multiple diverse scale types to flow properly. Meat processing may begin with a mono-rail scale where others begin with various floor and lift truck scales. The quality control lab may rely on balances and density scales to validate production or to adjust additives and flavorings. High speed belts maybe better served with dynamic conveyor scales that weigh in-motion. Bench scales and check-weighers are often used to verify commodity weights prior to packaging. The packaging line and warehousing require other types of scales.
Customer satisfaction and state oversite requires that packaged goods weigh within a small tolerance of the labeled weight. Short/overweight packages can result in a state regulatory body requiring a forced recall. While some consumers may not complain about an overweight package your profits will be negatively impacted (scale impact calculator).
Let us develop a customized calibration schedule, maintain the appropriate records and create a self-monitoring program that will alert you to issues before it impacts your profitability.