News | January 20, 2010

Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed Introduces A USDA-approved Cornerstone® SA Checkweigher

Source: Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed
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Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed, the worldwide leader in product inspection, is pleased to introduce the new USDA-approved Cornerstone® SA checkweigher – ideal for dairy and meat applications, whether packaged or bulk. The system's hygienic design and full stainless steel construction is built to withstand the heavy, washdown environment of applications such as blocks of cheese, ice cream bars, milk, and raw and processed meat products. The system is designed for COP or CIP for cleaning to a microbiological level. All Non-product areas are designed to eliminate debris build-up and potential bacterial reservoirs and product contact areas are corrosion-resistant, non-toxic and non-absorbent.

Fully customizable for easy integration into production lines, the Cornerstone Beltweigh SA checkweigher delivers exceptional accuracies for up to 11 pounds (5 kilograms) for reduced product giveaway and increased profits. The system can be integrated with a Mettler-Toledo Safeline metal detector for added inspection. With the SAFELINE patented Zero Free Metal Zone technology, exceptional inline stability and sensitivity, the system can reliably identify and automatically reject all types of metal contaminants, including ferrous, non-ferrous, and the notoriously difficult to detect stainless steel.

Mettler-Toledo patented Electromagnetic Force Restoration (EMFR) technology ensures sustained accuracy over long periods of time and minimizes weighing errors caused by changes in temperature and mechanical vibration which may be present in the production area. . This reduces expensive product giveaway, prevents underweight products from leaving the factory, and ensures legal compliance.

A central support spine used for mounting interchangeable belts provides a stable, sturdy, and robust frame for years of reliable service requiring virtually no maintenance beyond cleaning. The modular construction accommodates nearly any combination of conveyor lengths, widths, and line heights. Easy to clean snap-out conveyors and quick disconnect servo motors further ease belt changeovers, cleaning and maintenance for reduced downtime and increased productivity.

The 15" color touch screen controller makes product setup and changeover fast and simple. The intuitive, easy to understand icon-driven menu is clearly visible at up to 10 feet away, even in low-light conditions. With password protection and set up available in multiple languages, possible operator errors are significantly reduced while productivity is increased.

The system can be easily connected to plant-wide networks using Ethernet, PLC, OPC, or serial connectivity. A fully integrated Cornerstone Beltweigh SA checkweigher can be used to control upstream processes, reducing under-fill and over-fill products by providing automatic, real-time feedback to fillers on trends or out-of-tolerance conditions.

About Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed
Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mettler-Toledo Inc., a global supplier of precision instruments with sales and service locations in 37 countries. The Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection Division, including the companies Safeline and Hi-Speed, is the world's leading supplier of in-line checkweighers, metal detectors, and x-ray inspection systems. Industries including food, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical chemical and personal care use our solutions to continuously improve the quality of their products and improve the efficiency of their manufacturing and packaging processes.

SOURCE: Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed