Checkweigher Display Technology for Faster Throughput

Avery Weigh-Tronix has introduced the Quick Check ZQ375, the first UK checkweigher in the food industry to use Black Nematic (IBN) display technology that promises to minimise eye strain and operator fatigue.

The new display technology is ideal for use in applications that require exceptional contrast ratio and/or a wide viewing angle.  With coloured multi-segmented under/overweight graphs, the large, seven-segment display provides fast visual notification of weight data while an audible alarm reinforces the visual display.

Accurate Weight Readings

Darren Waplington, Product Manager at Avery Weigh-Tronix, commented: “We’ve invested in new technology to design a product that provides a rapid, accurate weight reading.  The outcome is a display that can be viewed from almost any angle – above, below or from a wide side angle – without losing the impact of the high contrast, sharp, clear display.

The new IP69K rated checkweigher is designed with food-grade, stainless steel construction to satisfy the stringent hygiene regulations found in the food processing industry.

Absorbs shock loads and overloads

With a torsion base designed to absorb shock loads, plus 500% overload protection, load cells are able to consistently offer highly accurate readings in harsh conditions. Robust, hygienic housing, highly visible, colour-coded display, and multi-connectivity operation, combine to offer an accurate, easy-to-use checkweighing solution.

Hygiene and the food industry

The ZQ375 is designed specifically to meet the hygiene requirements of the food industry. With a smooth, polished surface finish, curved corners, and easy-to-remove cover, the design minimises the growth of microorganisms on the scale and limits food trap areas where bacteria can thrive. In addition to its hygienic design, the ZQ375 features a durable IP69K-rated enclosure with Gore® Vent technology, to prevent moisture build up inside the enclosure.

Darren Waplington, Product Manager at Avery Weigh-Tronix, explains: “The addition of a Gore Vent membrane allows air and other gases to pass through the enclosure while also keeping moisture out. This makes the product completely resistant to the condensation build up and water ingress that have traditionally been problematic for electronic equipment operating in high pressure and heavy washdown applications.”

Connectivity options

The ZQ375 has high-speed value capturing capabilities of up to 80 times per second and provides users with a range of connectivity options – including Ethernet, USB, and wireless – simplifying the transfer of weighing data and statistics to back office systems.

Waplington explains, “Where data transfer is important, the best option is to transfer this data wirelessly. This allows you to quickly remove unwanted cables for fast and simple washdown without altering the integrity of the IP69K watertight protection.

When it comes to the food industry, checkweighing equipment is vital in order to safeguard quality, profit, and reputation. The fast, feature rich ZQ375 offers users highly efficient checkweighing, with complete visibility of weighing data and statistics, helping to maximize performance and profitability while also meeting strict hygiene and legislative requirements.