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A&D Inspection: Checkweigher improves accuracy without sacrificing throughput

By Joseph James Whitworth

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A&D Inspection's 600g checkweigher
A&D Inspection's 600g checkweigher

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A&D Inspection has launched a checkweigher to help industry improve quality assurance and critical control point processes.

The AD-4961-600-1224 checkweigher has a smaller footprint, making the machine easier to integrate into an existing manufacturing process.

It features increased product throughput of up to 400 pieces per minute (PPM) and has IP65 protection.

As retailers continue to implement new quality standards, small to medium size businesses must adapt to continue supplying an accurate and reliable product, said the firm.

Ensuring weight

End users will have be able to increase quality and reduce production costs by safeguarding against underweight and overweight packages, said the firm.  

The newly designed digital load cell and a high-speed processing module deliver precision weighing and measurement at .08g.

Dual channel airjet rejectors allow a customer to sort overweight and underweight products.

Daniel Cannistraci, product manager for A&D Inspection, said customers now have another option to manage internal quality assurance standards and critical control point issues.

“This new design allows us to serve end users across many different industries that require faster speeds as is common in cosmetics, beverage, canning, and many others.”  

The checkweigher has four main units, including an in-feed conveyor, a weighing conveyer, a control unit and a base unit for a total system length of 606 millimeters or 24 inches.

Business unit launch

A business unit of A&D Engineering and part of the A&D Americas family of businesses, A&D Inspection is based in San Jose, California.

The business division was formed late last year to address the increased need for quality assurance and critical control points on manufacturer production lines. 

It features the AD-4961 Series Checkweigher and AD-4971 Series Metal Detector.

“This new business division allows us to leverage the longevity and expertise of our weighing business and the DSP technology of our automotive and instrumentation businesses to bring these new products to the industry,” ​said Terry Duesterhoeft, president and CEO of A&D Americas, at the time.

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