An upgraded checkweigher product line, available globally, has been designed to improve accuracy and reliability and decrease maintenance for food, pharmaceutical and personal care companies that package products in pouches, bags, cartons and more.

The newest models of the Thermo Scientific Versa checkweigher line offer more than 10 engineering and functionality improvements for robust performance. This includes upgraded conveyor design, frame, load cell, reject mechanism, motor, mounting and more. Thermo Fisher Scientific will showcase the line at ProPack 2015 in Shanghai, July 15-17, booth 5A17 (Hall N5).

Thermo Fisher designed the modifications to improve weighing accuracy. This helps to maximize profits by minimizing product giveaway. For combination checkweigher/metal detector systems, optional software provides metal detector reject information on the checkweigher screen. Moving average capability also provides real-time feedback on production metrics.

To help support global usage, screen language options include: Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English (UK and US versions), French, German, Italian, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish and Turkish.

“Our experience and feedback, via installations in more than 75 countries, has enabled us to engineer the new Thermo Scientific Versa checkweigher line to make performance more robust and operation and maintenance even easier,” said Rick Cash, product manager, checkweighers, Thermo Fisher Scientific.

The line is available in two models: the fixed-height Thermo Scientific Global VersaWeigh and the cantilevered Global Versa GP, which allows height adjustment. The Global VersaWeigh is ideal for products up to 10 kilograms (22 pounds), while the Global Versa GP model targets up to 3 kilograms (6.6 pounds). The company’s global manufacturing and service footprint facilitates international equipment availability and support.

The Versa checkweighers are engineered for wet or dry environments, are easy to clean and can handle a wide range of package sizes. Large, easy-to-read, color touch-screen displays and intuitive design make the units simple to operate.

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