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TRAFFIC LIGHT SCALES GIVE SPEEDY INDICATION OF FILLING ACCURACY

06-03-2017
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One of the highlights on show from A&D Weighing at AUSPACK 2017 (Stand 70), will be the company’s HT-CL Series compact scales with comparator lights.

Ideal for use in packing operations for fresh produce, these clever scales give operators a simple visual cue to the weight of produce packed using the universally accepted language of traffic lights.

The easily visible red, green and amber lights give an immediate indication of whether the package is underfilled, on target or overfilled, removing the need for operators to concentrate on a numerical readout and compare actual values with the target weight.

One area where the HT-CL scales have already proved their worth in Australia is in soft fruit packing.

This is an industry in which (unskilled) labour is typically the biggest cost. But there is another that can go unmeasured – the cost of extra produce given away in overfilled packs. This can add up to thousands of dollars per week.

Now, by using the HT-CL scales with their traffic light signals packing operators are both reducing overfilled packs and increasing packer speeds.

One operator in Queensland was staggered to find that re-checking several cartons of traditionally packed punnets, produced several extra punnets of fruit when using traffic light scales.

According to Julian Horsley from A&D Weighing: “Scales with target-based lights are our biggest area of demand at present. With supermarkets pushing for more prepacked fresh produce in Australia, we expect this to be a focal point for some time as growers and packers look to improve speeds and reduce giveaway.”

A&D Weighing
1800 241 434
www.andweighing.com.au

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