Weighers come in a variety of types for a variety of industries. Batch weighers (also called load cells) can be mounted above or below product to get an accurate measurement of weight or volume. This is only one use of a load cell, because we have installed them in the automotive assembly plants, bottling plants, soup manufacturing facilities, and other plants. A Multihead Weigher is much more complex and is a piece of equipment that not only weighs multiple quantities simultaneously in various hoppers, but it calculates out which ones to drop together to get the desired weight.
The processing capability of a Multihead Weigher is equivalent to over 50 workers. Multihead Weighers are mostly used in the food and snack industries for potato chips, pretzels, nuts, popcorn, crackers, salad, candy, etc. But, they are also used in other industries producing metal components or plastic goods. We have installed numerous weigher/scale-metal detector-bagmaker combinations.