Multi-head Combination Weighers

First and foremost, if you are looking for precision in packaging, then Qualipak presents Multi-head Combination Weighers that guarantee accurate and efficient weighing of different products. Our technology is designed to optimize production minimizing waste while maximizing productivity. Therefore, when it comes to having reliable solutions to elevate your packaging process, industry leaders worldwide trust Qualipak. In other words, experience can be defined as precision when using Qualipak Multi-head Combination Weighers.
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Description

Parameter Specification
Number of Heads 10
Weighing Range 10g – 2000g
Accuracy ± 0.1 – 2g (depending on product and speed)
Maximum Speed Up to 120 packs per minute
Hopper Capacity 1.6L – 5.0L (adjustable)
Control System PLC (Programmable Logic Controller)
Touchscreen Display 10-inch color touchscreen
Material Construction Stainless steel 304
Power Supply 220V, 50Hz/60Hz, 3-phase
Air Pressure Requirement 0.6 – 0.8MPa
Operating Temperature -10°C to 40°C
Dimensions (L x W x H) 2100mm x 1500mm x 2100mm
Weight Approximately 800kg

Multi-head combination scales are automated packaging machines that weigh and dispense a wide variety of products with accuracy and efficiency. They come in different forms such as linear, rotary, hybrid, and vibratory weighing machines designed to meet specific industry needs and production requirements. In this regard, they have found widespread use in various industries such as food processing companies, pharmaceutical manufacturing plants, cosmetics manufacturers, hardware stores, and pet food processors. The good thing about multi-head combination scales is that they offer many benefits such as increased efficiency through fast speed operations while ensuring no harm comes to delicate products. Manufacturers enjoy distinct advantages such as cost savings due to high precision levels; improved product quality; enhanced flexibility; compliance with regulatory requirements and seamless integration into existing packaging lines.

Types of Multi-head Combination Weighers

Several types of multi-head combination weighers can be used in diverse situations depending on the demands of a particular application or enterprise:

Linear Multi-head Combination Weighers: These kinds of multi-head weighers have a series of linear weighing units arranged one after the other. Each unit weighs a fraction of the product alone, which is then combined to achieve the required weight. This type is suitable for rice, nuts, or snacks like granulated or free-flowing products.

Rotary Multi-head Combination Weighers: Rotary scales possess numerous weighing buckets that are attached to rotating drums. As these drums turn there is filling up by items inside them until being discharged into a collection hopper. These scale models excel when it comes to handling fragile items including fresh fruits among others.

Hybrid Multi-head Combination Weighers: These are weighed systems that merge features taken from both linear and rotary designs thus delivering versatility as well as efficiency. These systems work well with powders up to irregularly shaped objects.

Vibratory Multi-head Combination Weighers: Vibratory balance makes use of vibrations for feeding products into the weighing buckets/ For instance, they are suitable for meat, cheese, or frozen foods which are quite sticky and not free-flowing.

Functions of Multi-head Combination Weighers

There are several vital roles that multi-head combination scales play in the packaging process:

Weighing: The primary function of a multi-head weigher is to accurately measure the weight of products. This allows for consistent portioning as it ensures precise measurements through advanced load cell technology.

Dispensing: After attaining the desired weight, the scale drops off products into bags, boxes, trays, and other types of packaging containers. This takes place quickly so as not to hamper smooth operation on production lines.

Sorting: Sometimes multi-head combination scales have sorting abilities to remove faulty or overweight items from the production line thereby ensuring that only high-quality goods proceed to the packing stage.

Integration: Multi-head combination scales can be easily integrated into existing packaging line-ups hence fitting in with vertical form-fill-seal (VFFS) machines, horizontal flow wrappers, or tray sealers among others.

Working Process of Multi-head Combination Weighers

The working process of a multi-head weigher consists of several steps:

Product Feeding: A hopper or conveyor system is used to feed products into the scale. Depending on what type of product is being weighed and the design specifics of a particular weigher, this method may differ.

Distribution: The scales spread items over individual weighing pans/buckets for equal distribution across all units.

Weighing: Each weighing unit measures the weight of its contents using sensors/load cells. Data from all weighing units is then collected and analyzed by central control systems.

Feedback Control: Advanced multi-head combination weighers incorporate feedback control mechanisms to continuously adjust the weighing parameters based on factors such as product density, flow rate, and environmental conditions.

Packaging Integration: After weighing, the products are integrated into the packaging line where they are subjected to other processes such as sealing, labeling, and coding before going for distribution.

Applications of Multi-head Combination Weighers

Multi-head combination weighers have a wide range of applications across different industries including:

Food Industry: From snacks and confectionery to fresh produce and meat, multi-head combination weighers are used to package a wide range of food products with precision and efficiency.

Pharmaceuticals: Pharmaceutical manufacturers rely on multi-head combination weighers for accurately portioning medications, capsules, or tablets for blister packs or bottles.

Cosmetics: In the cosmetic industry, multi-head combination weighers are used for packing powders, creams, and liquid products in jars, tubes, or bottles with consistent weights.

Hardware and Fasteners: Manufacturers of hardware components and fasteners use multi-head combination weighers to package nuts, bolts, screws, etc. in bulk quantities.

Pet Food: The versatility of multi-head combination weighers is beneficial for packaging dry kibble, treats, supplements, etc. meant for cats & dogs among other pets involved in pet food production.

Advantages of Multi-head Combination Weighers

There are numerous benefits manufacturers get from implementing a multi-head combination weighing machine:

High Accuracy: Giving accurate results during the weighing process leads to less away on products hence high yields per unit produced thus perfect accuracy levels in weighing at all times in turn reducing product giveaways while improving the overall yield percentage per unit made by making use of this facility during packing activities,

Fast Speeds: These scales work by weighing extremely fast thus ensuring the best throughput and productivity on a packaging line.

Versatility: Multi-head combination weighers are versatile equipment that doesn’t require extensive re-tooling while handling products of different sizes or weights.

Gentle Handling: It is recommended to employ multi-head combination weighers to prevent product damage, and breakage, maintain product integrity and quality,

Space Efficiency: Multi-head combination weighers can be installed in small spaces because they have compact designs and modular configurations.

Ease of Integration: When it comes to fitting them into your packaging line, multi-head combination weighers do not need a lot of time as they can be easily integrated into existing packaging lines thus saving time and energy for instance during installation which may cause downtime, or disruptions especially if you were to start from zero when installing this system in your manufacturing facility while operating at full speed. 

Benefits of Multi-head Combination Weighers

Several immediate benefits can be realized by using multi-head combination weighers:

Increased Efficiency: This results in increased efficiency within the production process leading to the reduction of labor costs.

Improved Product Quality: Consistent portions and gentle handling allow products to retain their original qualities hence enhancing customer satisfaction levels as well as maintaining brand loyalty.

Cost Savings: Long-term cost savings are often made through reduced product and optimum packaging procedures for example even today some companies pack their products in vacuum bags which cost less money compared to other forms of packages available in the market such as plastic boxes meaning lower overall package costs,

Enhanced Flexibility: With specifications for manufacturing changing very frequently, these machines provide an opportunity for easy adjustment without requiring major changes,

Compliance and Traceability: Modern multi-head combination scales have built-in data logging and reporting capabilities making them compliant with regulatory requirements throughout the whole chain or stages of production,

Competitive Advantage: Manufacturers who invest in high-tech packing machinery like multihead combination weigher will always outshine other competitors thus improving efficiency.

FAQs

What is a multi-head combination weigher?

A multi-head combination weigher is a specialized weighing machine in the packaging industry. It assists in providing accurate and precise measurement of different kinds of products into packing containers and this is done through the use of various weighing heads that are usually arranged like scales, thus ensuring quick and accurate portioning of products.

How do multi-head combination weighers work?

Multi-head combination weighers divide the product’s target weight into small portions. Each weighing head will individually measure part of the product such that when all parts are combined their total weight amounts to the required value. Finally, advanced algorithms maximize optimization for weight combinations which can produce results close to target weights by achieving accurate filling.

What types of products can be handled by multi-head combination weighers?

Multi-head combination weighers are versatile machines that handle many different types of items including snacks, confectionery, nuts, frozen foods, fruits vegetables seafood hardware, and so on. Such machines are appropriate for both free-flowing and non-homogeneous products.

Are multi-head combination weighers suitable for high-speed production lines?

Certainly, they are especially if one is operating a fast-paced production environment because these machines operate very fast hence high-speed operation. They can maintain accuracy and consistency while achieving high throughputs at all times.

Can multi-head combination weighers handle fragile or delicate products?

Yes! These fragile products need gentle handling during weighing; therefore it is possible to use them even on light goods like glass bottles without any problems associated with breakages among others. These scales have special features like soft release mechanisms and adjustable vibrations to protect fragile items from breaking during the weighing process.

How are multi-head combination weighers maintained?

Proper maintenance of a multi-head combination weigher ensures that it functions well and lasts for a long time. Cleaning, calibration, inspecting components, and lubricating moving parts are some of the scheduled jobs that will have to be done regularly in addition to software updates.

What factors should be considered when selecting a multi-head combination weigher?

Considerations include the type of product being measured, desired throughput, target weight range, and packaging requirements; make sure you have enough space available for this device; also consider how much money you can spend on such equipment as well as if there is any compatibility with other existing production machines or not.

Can multi-head combination weighers be customized to specific production needs?

Yes! They can be configured by most manufacturers to suit unique production specifications. Several weighing heads could be changed among others like hopper configurations, integration capability, and software features.

Are multi-head combination weighers suitable for use in hazardous environments?

Depending on their design and construction some multihead combination weighers may be used under circumstances involving explosive atmospheres. Manufacturers can provide models with relevant certifications and safety measures required by authorities in these locations.