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Checkweighing Scales

  • Kern FOB-LM Approved Stainless Steel IP67 Washdown Scale

    Original price £397.00 - Original price £415.00
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    What is the Kern FOB-LM Trade Approved Waterproof Scale? The Kern FOB-LM is a trade approved waterproof scale with an impressive IP67 rating and ...

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    Original price £397.00 - Original price £415.00
    Original price
    £397.00 - £415.00
    £397.00 - £415.00
    Current price £397.00
    (excl VAT)

What are checkweighing scales used for?

Checkweighing scales, also known as checkweighers, are used to streamline the process of ensuring the item being weighed is the correct weight. They allow the user to set a maximum weight and a minimum weight - the difference in between is the weight a given product needs to be. For example, weighing items after manufacturing, prior to despatch.

Different weighing scale models have different ways of indicating the upper and lower limits, some checkweighing scales show the limits as lights (red, amber, green). Others give audible signals and some give a bar graph on their graphical displays. Models like Adam Equipment's AGB and AGF bench and floor scales have a colour-changing backlight - so the whole display changes colour in accordance with whether the item is above, below or within the pre-set limits.

Checkweighing scales can be commonly found in production lines, used to ensure filling and packaging machines are producing packed goods at the correct weights. Some of these scales do need to be trade approved, if the weight of an item determines its price. We have trade approved scales available - please ask if you need help with choosing the right model for your needs.

Is checkweighing important?

Checkweighing is an essential part of any business by ensuring quality control and can be an easy way to save money in the long term. Checkweighing scales can provide an easy way of standardising products before they get into the public domain.

Checkweighing scales can be used for a variety of tasks including: to classify products, establish product tolerances and identifying parts. Using a particular example, in the food industry it is essential that all products weigh the same before they are packaged and shipped to the supermarket shelves. Checkweigher scales can monitor any deviations in weight, allowing you to quickly deal with any issues.

Want to learn more? Take a look at our article on the importance of checkweighing in businesses.