BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

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Elbe-Obst again relies on weighing solutions from Topcontrol

Elbe-Obst again relies on weighing solutions from Topcontrol

Elbe-Obst has been a TOPCONTROL customer for years and relies on the South Tyrolean company for the automation of its packaging processes

The apple is the flagship product of Elbe-Obst, a German production and distribution company based near Hamburg (GER). Elbe-Obst has been a TOPCONTROL customer for years and relies on the South Tyrolean company for the automation of its packaging processes.

Elbe-Obst has decided to install the automatic checkweigher CWT1000 at its production site. This is the first installation of this machine, which was launched on the market a few months ago.

The automatic checkweigher CWT1000 is an automated and efficient solution for weight control of small punnets of fruit, vegetables, meat and cheese. The CWT1000 checks the weight of the pre-filled small packages before closing the punnet. If the weight of the punnet is outside the weight limits, i.e. overweight or underweight, the CWT1000 enables automatic separation of the packaging by means of a turnout system. Out-of-tolerance packages are then weighed on a second scale to the previously defined target weight and reintroduced into the packaging process. Weight control of the defined fill quantities is precise, cost-saving and fast – with up to 60 packages per minute. The automatic checkweigher is characterized by user-oriented operation and ergonomic integration into the packaging line. The CWT1000 guarantees the optimization of the packaging process and highly accurate weighing results, while minimizing giveaway and maximizing productivity. Due to the high accuracy of the scales and the automatic weight control of the packages, a significant increase in efficiency in the production process is achieved. This noticeably reduces costs and increases profits.

To ensure a perfect overview of the entire process, the machine can be integrated into TopControl softwares StatisticsWeights or FruitManager. This provides an immediate overview of production data, production analysis and productivity evaluation.

Thanks to the integration of the new CWT1000 into the packaging line, Elbe-Obst is able to work on more products in less time, increasing the efficiency of the entire production line. The feedback from Elbe-Obst is more than satisfactory: "We have been working with the CWT1000 for a month now and we are more than satisfied with the results. In a very short time we have found that we are actually more efficient and faster. It is thanks to our excellent results that we have decided to order a second unit that will accompany the CWT1000 already in production in the future".