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I grew up in a sweetshop, watching my father weigh out the treats and candy from huge glass jars. He always used a set of antique brass scales, and I inherited them when he closed the shop down as he retired. They turned into the beginning of a huge collection, and now I have hundreds of examples of antique and vintage scales and other weighing equipment. I've started this blog to give me a space to chat a little about what I love about them, how to look after them and where you might find some of your own--complete, of course, with plenty of stories about my own collection!

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Why Add a Dynamic Checkweigher to Your Despatch Line?

If your products contain multiple parts or components, then you need to ensure that every package that leaves your facility is complete. You have to check that every box contains all of its parts.

To make this process easier, you can install a dynamic checkweigher on to your despatch conveyor line. How do these scales work and what are the benefits of using them?

What Are Dynamic Checkweighers?

Checkweighers check the weight of an item against a pre-set measure. So, in product terms, this could be the weight of a box that contains all of a product's parts.

If you use a manual device, then someone puts the item on the scale and checks that it is the right weight. However, you can also use dynamic checkweighers.

These scales fit on to conveyor belts or roller systems. When a package reaches the checkweigher, the system checks its weight.

If the package is the right weight, then it moves on down the line to be sent out.  However, if it is too light or too heavy, then the system removes it from the line.

The package might get pushed to one side to be checked. Or, the line might automatically stop or sound an alarm until the package is removed.

Why Use a Dynamic Checkweigher?

While a manual checkweigher is accurate, you will find it hard to check every order on it. Typically, companies use these scales to spot-check a set number of boxes in an order.

It usually takes too much time to check every item by hand if you produce and ship a lot of orders. You'll need to put some of your workers on this job permanently.

However, when an unchecked box slips through, then you'll send out an incomplete order. Your customer won't be happy. You'll have to deal with a return or replacement.

If you use a dynamic checkweigher, then every item that leaves your facility can be weighed and checked. Boxes run automatically over the scale. You simply need someone to load items onto the belt and to take them off at the other end.

If the checkweigher does spot a problem, then the package won't be sent out. You can look inside and check where the problem lies.

So, if an order is missing a part, you simply put this part in the box and put it back on the despatch line. It then passes the next check and goes out for delivery.

To find out more about dynamic checkweighers, contact industrial weighing scales suppliers.