Ishida Europe has launched a range of application-specific multihead weighers to provide food manufacturers with an off-the-shelf cost effective and high performance solution for a wide range of products.

Based on the company’s top-of-the-range and market-leading RV Series, the Ishida Sector Solutions range offers dedicated weighers covering many target weights for 12 different product types – frozen meat, frozen vegetables, pasta, cereals, dried fruit, fruit & nuts, fresh produce, salad, confectionery, biscuits and bakery, stick snacks and pet food.

Each machine has proven special features for each sector to ensure the optimum handling of products, such as reduced discharge angles and drop distances for fragile products, and in some cases special coated surfaces for quick transfer of the most challenging products through the weigher.

At the same time every model delivers the RV’s reputation for unsurpassed accuracy and efficiency. All 14 heads are capable of being used in a single combination calculation, while the weigher’s unique triple combination calculation software can calculate three optimal weight combinations, double check them and then select the one nearest to the target weight – all in a single cycle. This minimises error discharges, increasing efficiency, while also enhancing weighing accuracy and consistency.

Ishida’s pioneering Pulse Width Modulation provides unrivalled product-specific infeed control, and Anti-Floor Vibration removes background vibration noise from the load cell calculation for maximum weighing accuracy. The easy-to-use 12.1” remote control unit (RCU) can store 200 different product pre-sets for maximum flexibility and fast changeovers.

To enable customers to assess a weigher’s suitability for a particular application, product details such as bulk density and the required target weight can be entered into a special speed estimator which will calculate the potential speed that the weigher will be able to achieve.

“Creating bespoke solutions for individual customer requirements has always been a key part of our multihead weigher offering,” explains Ian Atkinson, Ishida Europe’s Business Manager for Multihead Weighers.

“It is this successful track record in dealing with so many different and challenging products over the years that has allowed us to define proven designs of weighers specifically tailored to the characteristics of particular products. We can deliver added value to many customers through the availability of a standard best-practise solution that is ready to be installed without any further adjustments. We are also able to offer this at a more attractive price point.

“Naturally we will continue to provide our fully bespoke design service for customers with more uniquely challenging applications or packing requirements.”