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Cabinplant to slash waste with patent pending tech
By Rod Addy
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Manufacturing solutions firm Cabinplant has a patent pending on the use of sensor gates on its checkweighers, which enable accurate weighing of few-piece portions, for example 450g packs of chicken breast, with three pieces to a tray).
These sensor gates ensure that only one piece of product into each pan, thus obtaining the highest possible number of combinations and the highest degree of accuracy.
According to the company, the technology means the product is the only weigher on the market capable of accurately weighing few-piece portions.
Latest tests showed the approach significantly reduced the giveaway waste generated by previous Cabinplant screw feeding multihead weighers and other multihead weighers on the market.
The company was showcasing one of its latest upgraded screw feeding multihead weighers on its stand, which uses rollers to convey products through its assembling pans.
The system is designed to handle long, wet, sticky or fragile products and ensures they aren’t left hanging over the pans during the weighing and sorting process. “We usually use vibration,” Brian Birkelund, vice president of sales, told GlobalMeatNews. However, that approach was less effective for certain product types, he explained.