Ishida Europe has launched a new range of checkweighers which the ­company says takes checkweighing – including speed and accuracy, robustness, hygiene and easy operation – to a new level of effectiveness. The Ishida DACS-G range features a new Ishida designed, exceptionally fast and accurate digital loadcell that is able to operate with great reliability in the harshest of environments.

A unique feature of the loadcell is its ability to switch between two weighing capacities and graduations, thus giving each model in the range the flexibility to handle a larger product range.

For example, at the touch of a button, the DACS-G 015 model can be switched between a maximum capacity of 600g (0.2g graduation) to 1.5kg (0.5g graduation), while the DACS-G 060 offers a switching between 3kg (1g graduation) and 6kg (2g graduation) ranges.

Operator innovations include a Dislocating Force Limiter, which automatically disconnects the weigh sensor from the weigh conveyor should sudden excessive force be applied (i.e. during cleandown), and an easy turn-and-press ­operating dial, which eliminates the potential for operator error and can be used while wearing gloves, saving time and maintaining hygiene.

The DACS-G’s rounded stainless steel main body with open-frame design and quick-remove conveyor prevents bacteria traps, and enables fast and thorough cleaning with reduced downtime. Importantly, unlike many checkweighers, the DACS-G’s vital measurement unit is protected during operation and cleaning by a special housing.