How Does a Multi-Head Weigher Work?
Multi-head weighers (also known as combination scales) are the equipment standard for weighing applications in a variety of industries.
But for people who are evaluating their first packaging automation project, or even starting with a semi-automatic packaging system, the concept is something which might benefit from some explanation.
At a basic level, a multi-head weigher takes bulk product and weighs it into smaller increments according to the weights programmed into its software.
That bulk product is fed into the scale through the infeed funnel at the top, generally via an incline conveyor or a bucket elevator.