https://www.testmeters.com.au/files/2016/12/htclthumb.png 266 523 admin https://www.testmeters.com.au/files/2015/01/austsci-logo-landscape.jpg admin2016-12-09 14:12:492016-12-09 14:12:49Packing by Lights with A&D Balances
Weighing and measurement are one of the key parts of a manufacturing process. This is especially so in the packaged food & fresh produce sectors. Speed and efficiency is also a factor as found recently in the SE Queensland Strawberry season. Yields over time were found to improved resulting in massive gains in manual packing operations.
Productivity gains can in manual packing processing is vital with escalating costs and downward pressure on product prices. Often casual labour is used, so simple ways of increasing productivity are most welcome. Labour is one of the biggest costs to a business, but there is another than is often ignored – the cost of extra produce being given away in over filled packs. This can add up to significant costs, so many packing businesses are reducing this giveaway with a simple change – traffic light signals on their scales rather than having staff focus on numeric wring displays.
The benefits are immediate – reducing overfilled packs and increasing packer speeds.
Using packing scales that have a target based signal system, staff and management are able to quickly fill and monitor products are correct, and management can easily oversee performance. The A&D HT-CL Series Compact Scale is an example of this kind of “packing by lights” scale and can be applied to any type of wright based packing process for shipping to consumers. Click here to purchase online with free shipping to Australian purchasers.