How Combination Weighers Can Streamline Your Production and Save Your Company Money

Combination weighers are weighing devices used in the packaging industry. For many business in the food industry, combination weighers are the best options for a variety of tasks. If your business relies on high accuracy and efficiency for weighing and packaging items, a combination weigher is the ideal tool. Most come equipped with the following features: 

  • Multiple measuring buckets/hoppers
  • Highly accurate digital scales
  • Easy-to-read and easy-to-use user interface
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel components
  • Various customizable software packages
  • Eco-friendly design

Due to the number of functions, these devices tend to be more expensive than a traditional commercial scale. At the end of the day, though, the benefits outweigh the costs. For some businesses, these tools are essential for operating a lean production line. Listed below are some of the main reasons why you should consider investing in a combination weigher.

Combination Weighers Increase Productivity 

an Omega Series Yamato multihead combination weigher

As a business owner, it is important to look for opportunities to make your production line faster and leaner. If your company packages product, a combination weigher can save you time and money. A product such as the Omega Series of combination scales can portion materials in a single, streamlined action. Depending on the size of the item being packaged, the amount packaged per minute does vary. That said, we interviewed a confectionary company in the UK who uses a Yamato multihead weigher. They reported that their device weighed and packaged up to 110 items per minute. The company saw a boost in production by an extra 7,000 packs per shift after installing the Omega combination weigher.

Combination Weighers Keep Costs Low

Combination weighers  are incredibly accurate tools. Companies who do not use an automated weighing system run the risk of incurring human error. Workers sometimes place a bit too much product into a package—in the industry, this is called “giveaway.” Typically, the consumer will not realize they’ve been given slightly more product; but, over time, giveaway adds up and can hurt manufacturers. Precision and accuracy both matter. By implementing an automated weighing and packaging system, you will eliminate both human error and giveaway.

Combination Scales Are Easy to Maintain

Most 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 setup. All parts of the machines are easy to remove and clean, and the training to use these devices requires only minimal engagement. Cleaning and maintaining your combination weigher is the easiest way to ensure that it will function properly for years. Extending a combination scale’s life is incredibly important, as they are large investments (especially for small productions). Despite the fact that there are many similarities between machines, some require specialized treatment. Fortunately, Yamato provides a genuine service package for industries that experience difficulty troubleshooting their devices.   

Combination Weighers Are Environmentally Responsible

Finally, a good combination weigher works in environmentally conscientious ways. Yamato combination scales are equipped with large product windows that diminish production waste. Additionally, most come equipped with stainless steel covers. Stainless steel is durable and easy to clean, so you can rest assured that your production line will stay sanitary. Furthermore, in the event that you have to let go of your combination weigher, stainless steel is recyclable and eco friendly. If your business prides itself on being environmentally friendly, a combination scale is perfect for your company’s ethos. 

Find the Right Weigher for Your Needs

Combination weighers are a great tool for food manufacturers who are looking to maximize profits and diminish costs. There are many combination scales that serve multiple functions, so keep these tips in mind when looking for a new device. If you need assistance with determining which device is best for your business, contact a friendly expert at Yamato today. We have over 100 years of experience finding the best weighing solutions for businesses in many industries, and we are confident that we can help choose the best product for you.