Check Weighing: Key to Efficient Production

By: Brody McCuiston

ICS465-SM_right_color_green_Original_21333Check weighing is the process of verifying the quality of an end product by it’s weight. Check weighing has long been a key element of production operations due to their fast nature of operation, affordability and low error rate, when setup and calibrated correctly. Check weighing is the secret weapon of the most efficient productions. Check weighers often come in different forms from fully integrated conveyor belt checkweighing to bench top verification scales.  In this post we will look at how check weighing assists with data collection, overall material costs, and increased customer satisfaction:

Data collection, quality assurance, and audits

Most bench top check weighers have on-board storage of product numbers, number of weighments per day, and other important data. Space for that data, however, can be limited. With advanced bench top check weighers, data storage can be done from a centralized location for virtually limitless data storage capacity.  This allows you to avoid costly fines and a long auditing processes. Even more advanced terminals, and CheckPlus! products allow for centralized data capture so that your quality assurance can become centralized. With centralized data, your auditing process is as simple as filtering a spreadsheet. No more paper and ticket tracking

Material Cost

How much product do you give away? This is an important question that all production managers need to be concerned about everyday. Check weighing is your last line of defense to ensure you are not giving product away from free. Having even a single check weighing system in your production will pay for itself simply for ensuring that you are sending the correct amount of product to your customers. Check weighers also allow managers to save labor and personnel costs caused by manual quality assurance checks and long product auditing.

Branding and Customer satisfaction

Making sure the customer receives all of the product they have paid for is obvious. Exclusion of parts, pieces, or even portions of the product are absolutely unacceptable in today’s markets. As production grows the challenge to deliver becomes harder and harder. Check weighers allow for you to ensure that customers are getting the product they need at the quality they have come to expect.

Checkweighing is the easiest place for you to see how weighing can increase your profits. With check weighing systems in place, production process can continue to increase and profits can continue to grow. For questions on check weighing and how it can lead to a more efficient production, call (800)  722.7824 or fill out the form below!