Accuweigh’s Newcastle branch recently commissioned dual setpoint batchers to semi-automate the filling of margarine into drums for Atlantic Pacific Foods’ Rutherford plant.
The setpoint batchers utilise Rinstrum 5100 intelligent batching indicators which are connected to stainless steel A&D Mercury baseworks fitted under the overhead filling nozzles. As the entire setpoint batching system is regularly washed down, both setpoint batchers are mounted inside a stainless steel control box fitted with waterproof operator buttons and a clear viewing window.
The setpoint batchers use photoelectric sensors mounted above the scale bases to ensure drums are in position before the setpoint indicators initialize the flow of margarine into the drums.
Atlantic Pacific Foods are a privately owned manufacturer of Australian vegetable oils and margarine spreads with manufacturing plants based in Maitland on the east coast of New South Wales.
Accuweigh is Australia’s largest industrial weighing company and has branches in all mainland states with extensive experience in setpoint batchers and batching systems.