Combination weighers are a widespread machine used within the food industry. From fresh produce to confectionary to pet food, these machines can weigh a product not only accurately but also efficiently. Here are three major ways combination weighers help these businesses.

1. Increased Productivity

High productivity is the goal of any business, but perhaps even more so in food manufacturing. Depending on the size of the item being packaged, the amount packaged per minute does vary; but for a confectionary company in the UK who uses a Yamato multi-head weigher, they can package up to 110 items per minute on smaller products. The company saw a boost in production by an extra 7,000 packs per shift after installing the Omega combination weigher.

2. Cost Savings: Decrease Giveaway

Giveaway is the little bit of extra product that often makes it into packaged goods. Typically, it’s not something noticeable to the consumer, but for manufacturers, it can quickly add up and drain profits. The accuracy provided by combination weighers ultimately adds up to some nice cost savings. Whether the quantity being packaged is large or small, precision matters.

3. Ease of Use and Maintenance

Yamato combination weighers have a user-friendly interface that is self-explanatory and easy to use. They also utilize an auto-tuning function for quick and easy set up. All parts of the machines are easy to remove which helps to minimize maintenance costs.

4. Environmentally Responsible

A good combination weigher also works in environmentally conscientious ways. Yamato’s weighers do this by providing a large product window that help reduce production waste. Stainless steel covers are also used to help with sanitation.

Find the Right Weigher for Your Needs

Combination weighers are a great way for any food manufacturer to ensure their productivity and profits are at its best while also having a machine that makes sense environmentally and operationally. Yamato’s four different types of combination weighers can be found here. Check out the page and click on the different weighers to learn more about each one and which best suits your company’s needs.