Off Line Inspection
MARCO Trac-IT Average Weight Module (AWM)
Over-filling or over-packing by packhouse operators quickly eats into your profits. Not only is too much of the product being used, but transport costs are also ramped up with the increased weight. This is where the MARCO Trac-IT Average Weight Module comes into its own.
MARCO Trac-IT’s Average Weight Module is an ‘off the line’ weight checking system providing an integrated, works order driven, yield data capture solution that ensures all packs leaving the line comply with the latest average weight legislation. This provides a vital, cost-effective solution for MARCO’s clients within the fresh produce packing and food manufacturing industries who wish to distribute their product(s) to the European market. It is ideal to use with any type of pre-packaged goods, from fresh produce packing operations through to high-speed automated filling of cans, bottles and cartons.
For fresh produce and other food and beverage products sold in Europe, ‘e weighing’ is the standard, which means packing to an average weight. For example, in the case of packing table grapes into 500g punnets, 490g would be acceptable as long as there were other punnets of 510g in the batch to balance out the average pack weight.
AWM utilises MARCO’s high precision, touch screen DataMaster weighing scales. This user-friendly workstation is operated away from the packing line. A single workstation can police multiple packing lines with clear screen prompts when samples are required for testing. It also warns when any pack weight deviations go outside the pre-set tolerances. A unique email alert function adds another level of reliability, enabling operators to take corrective action swiftly and efficiently, in line with the latest WELMEC (European weights and measures) guidelines.
Quality Assurance compliance can be subjective, but with the AWM, that uncertainty is removed. Appropriate sample sizes and frequency of checks are determined by our unique software, ensuring you will consistently meet relevant average pack weight legislation. All the data is fed back and stored electronically which means you can provide proof of compliance to your purchasers at the touch of a button. To find out more about MARCO’s Average Weight Module, please feel free to contact us via the form below.