It is essential for manufacturers in any industry to implement some sort of checkweighing procedure in their processes. Checkweighing scales, also known as checkweighers, provide a useful tool for the accurate measurement of a wide variety of products and weights. 

What is checkweighing?

Checkweighing is a process that uses scales or balances to verify package contents and determine if the weight of a particular product or part meets the required specifications. It is especially helpful during the packaging process, as it allows workers to ascertain that a consistent and correct amount of product is being inserted into the container, providing uniformity to each package.

How does checkweighing help businesses?

Checkweighing stock can save money, and help to ensure quality control which is instrumental in preventing inferior-quality products or goods from going out to customers. It is an excellent way to keep a hard-earned reputation untainted.

Businesses can use checkweighing to compare a product's weight against limits they have set, to determine if the weight falls within an acceptable range. If the weight is higher or lower than anticipated, they know something is amiss and can make the proper adjustments or corrections to achieve an acceptable weight.

Who uses checkweighing scales?

Checkweighing scales are used in any environment that requires weighing results that are both accurate and consistent. Therefore they are commonly used for any operation that ultimately results in a finished product that will be sold commercially to customers.

Automotive/ Aerospace

Automotive Engine Motor

Vehicle or machine manufacturers often use checkweighing scales that have been pre-programmed for check weight and check counting of machinery parts before assembly. Through checkweighing, automotive and aerospace engineers can detect whether a component or finished product has a defect or is missing components before distribution. Checkweighers can also be used for check counting tools, screws and other small parts that are easy to miss.

Construction

House Building

Construction materials such as concrete, brick and tiles are often checkweighed or counted before they are assembled to ensure the products are free from defects and comply with regulatory standards. Raw materials used in concrete are typically weighed according to a formula, therefore if you were weighing batches of concrete, a checkweighing scale could be used to pre-prepare the dry mixture into the correct quantities before adding water.

Within mass housing development projects, it is important to know the amount of materials workers have to work with. A checkweigher scale with check counting can be used to weigh a large amount of identical products such as tiles by assigning the weight of one tile as equal to one piece, allowing the operator to keep track of stock numbers as they are used without the need for arduous manual counting.

Distribution warehouses

Factory Production Line

In distribution warehouses, checkweighing scales are vitally important for ensuring that each product meets the weight specified on the packaging before it is sold commercially. The checkweighing process is usually assigned to the production line part of the distribution and manufacturing process in order to ensure each product passing through is of an identical weight.

Food processing

Similar to distribution warehouses, pre-packed food products such as biscuits and tins must be checkweighed on a trade certified scale that has been approved by your local regulatory authority to ensure that the product meets the weight value specified on the product label.

How can checkweighing benefit me?

A wide variety of applications can benefit greatly from checkweighing, including verifying package contents, establishing product tolerances, identifying parts, classifying products and checking for overload safety. For this reason a reliable checkweigher or checkweighing scale is essential to any business, small or large.

An excellent reason to check-weigh products is to minimise or eliminate unwanted overfills or underfills. Workers can use the feedback provided by the results to make adjustments.

Checkweighing all packages can facilitate compliance with certain government regulations and industry standards. The market today is demanding, and 100-percent weight inspection is a critical factor in controlling quality and processes. Manufacturers that integrate successful checkweighing in their production lines can avoid costly fines levied as a result of inadequate or insufficient product content.

Checkweighing can verify that multi-packs and case shipments are not only correct, but also complete. It can be used to count packs and provide the total weight of boxes being loaded into a pallet, even determining the weight of each package. This helps ensure reliable product delivery, which leads to less hassle and ultimately, happy customers. if the product goes out right the first time, there is a reduce shipping and packaging costs associated with sending out additional items.

Recommended checkweighing scales

CBK Bench Checkweighing Scale - Adam Equipment

CBK Bench Checkweighing Scales


The CBK from Adam Equipment is a practical and affordable checkweigher scale that can be placed onto a worktop or bench. Ideal for check counting small objects or parts in gram and kilogram weighing increments. The CBK features a robust casing and stinless steel weighing pan that allows for easy cleaning and reliable weighing.

FS-i Checkweighing Scale - A&D

A&D FS-i Checkweighing Scales


A&D's FS-i series of checkweighing scale is the perfect solution for checkweighing in manufacturing and packing environments. The FS-i offers a resonably sized weighin pan with stainless steel construction that is both water and damage resistant.

Warrior Washdown Scale - Adam Equipment

Warrior Washdown Scales


Adam Equipment's Warrior washdown scale series is a robust floor scale solidly constructed from stainless steel, ideal for industrial warehouse environments. The Warrior features built-in checkweighing features that can be used for weighing small packages, boxes and containers.

GFK Floor Checkweighing Scale - Adam Equipment

GFK Floor Checkweighing Scales

The GFK floor checkweighing scale includes a large stainless steel top na for easily cleaning down after use. Durable and robust, GFK scales are perfectly suited to checkweighing heavy or oversized crates, sacks and boxes in warehouses, vehicle manufacturing, engineering and production facilities.