The company said that the iS 50 terminal is equipped with three internal weighing modules, and displays the processes of three checkweighers at the same time on a 7-inch TFT screen. “The operator uses two modules, say, to monitor the filling process and uses the third to carry out a check calibrated to conform with the regulations of the pre-packaging directive,” said Dieter Conzelmann, director of Industry Solutions.
The iS 50 also controls surrounding components, such as motors, valves and frequency convertors. “Until now, you needed additional control systems to control roller conveyors before and after the checkweigher. Now, food manufacturers can do away with this altogether, saving space and costs and simplifying their production processes,” Conzelmann added.
The iS 50 has a number of programmes, including for portioning and filling, measuring out recipe quantities, and counting and compiling statistical data in accordance with the pre-packaging directive. The technology can also check the target value and add to portions if necessary. “After a short training period, the terminal even knows the flow characteristics of the various products and can independently optimise the opening and closing points of the valves, thanks to the automatic learning mode,” Conzelmann explained.
Featuring ethernet and USB ports, the terminals can be easily integrated into current production lines and connected to an SQL database. The terminals are cased in stainless steel and meet protection classes IP 65 and 69k. They can be mounted on a wall, table or tripod stand.