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Ishida Europe launched a new multihead weigher for citrus fruits and root vegetables at Emballage 2010.
Further highlights for visitors to the Ishida stand includde a complete high-speed tray packing line, state-of-the-art weighers for fresh products, and an advanced X-ray inspection system, all of which emphasise the company's leadership in weighing accuracy, inspection and quality control.
The new multihead weigher, the CCW-RS-214/70-SS, offers a cost-effective solution for the fast and gentle handling of large, bulky items such as oranges, limes, lemons, potatoes, onions and similar fresh produce.
The weigher allows a controlled product flow while minimising collisions and bruising in the weighing process and at the same time maintaining a high production output for the large target weights being handled.
Features include a highly-durable urethane coating on the dispersion feeder table, smooth edges on the feeders and hoppers, gentle transfers between radial feeders and hoppers, silicone liners in the hoppers, and a gently sloping discharge chute.
The total design not only aids product handling but also reduces the noise generated while still providing fast packing speeds of up to 60 packs per minute from 500g to 5000g. Higher weights are possible using multiple dumps.
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