Yamato Scale Dataweigh joined automatic packaging machinery manufacturer Hayssen Flexible Systems for its 2017 week-long in-house packaging event.

The largest in-house packaging event in the UK, Hayssen’s imPacked 2017 demonstrated a range of food packaging machinery operating in a variety of applications. Several food industry sectors including IQF, snacks and confectionary were represented.

Hayssen sales and marketing director Tony Crofts said: “One of our core values is packaging solutions for multiple product ranges.

“We have a range of expertise across the various production processes that allows us to deliver turnkey solutions. We work in partnership with OEM suppliers like Yamato which delivers automatic weighers and checkweighers that integrate seamlessly with our baggers, wrappers and feed systems to deliver complete manufacturing lines.”

Yamato demonstrated its Alpha Advance multihead weigher in conjunction with Hayssen’s new Verus VFFS bagger. The Verus is a hygienic intermittent packaging machine designed for wet/IQF environments which produces high quality packs at a rate of up to 100 bags per minute (bpm).

The Alpha series of automatic multihead weighers deliver levels of high-speed weighing of 75 weighments per minute (wpm) by the 10-head model and 140 wpm by the 14-head model. High frequency load cells shorten the settle time of the weighing cycle to enable high-speed weighing.

Yamato’s auto feeder control system, accurate feeding and feeder amplitude enables the weigher to handle sticky or fragile products. The modular actuator units are fully covered by stainless steel plate for excellent sanitation.

Also on show was Hayssen’s Novus Doy system in a line set up in combination with the Yamato Alpha Scale and the Yamato I-Series checkweigher at the end of the line. The Novus Doy bagger can produce up to 90 bpm. High-speed and modular rapid tool-less changeover combine to produce high-quality stand-up pouches. Features include an Allen-Bradley ControlLogix PLC with Kinetix 6000 Servo Drive System and stainless steel construction with stainless steel product contact surfaces.

The I-Series checkweigher can handle pack weights ranging from 600 g to 6 kg and operates at speeds of between 130 and 480 packs per minute with an accuracy range of +/- 0.15 g to 0.5 g depending on the model. All I-Series checkweighers are IP67 compliant, which makes them ideal for food applications.

“We are delighted that Hayssen asked us to join in for its imPacked 2017 event. It’s the biggest in-house demonstration event in the UK and it is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate our weighing solutions in combination with leading bagging machines.

“We welcomed new and existing customers and showed them how Yamato’s multihead weighers and checkweighers work together in lines with high-quality bagging machines to deliver high quality turnkey manufacturing solutions,” said Andrea Spencer, commercial operations manager for Yamato Scale Dataweigh UK.

For more information on Yamato’s automatic weighing solutions, please contact Andrea Spencer on 0113 322 1546 or emailandrea.spencer@yamatoscale.co.uk.