Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 17 2018 - Page 40

HIGH QUALITY PASTA IN FULL FLOW Excellent accuracy and a high degree of special surface materials. The weigher availability are two of the benefits of a is fitted with an enclosure to keep the 10-head multihead weigher from Ishida, pasta at a consistent low temperature for The Ishida multihead weigher easily installed at Swiss fresh and frozen food hygienic reasons and to reduce product achieves its performance target of 60 product specialist Frostag Food-Centrum sticking during the weighing process. bags per minute while weighing accuracy AG. An elevator provides controlled product The Ishida weigher is part of a brand transfer to the dispersion table of the new line for handling fresh pasta such multihead weigher. Self-regulating, as tortellini, tortelloni, spaetzle, and vibrating radial feeder troughs ensure an “Schupfnudeln” (potato dumplings). The optimum product flow to the pool hoppers weigher was specially adapted for use which supply a set of weigh hoppers at Frostag to enable the pasta to be processed quickly but gently. Its starch directly underneath. polybags with fill weights of 200g to 1kg. is impressive. With the 200g bags, for example, product giveaway due to overfilling is just 1g. High availability is equally important to the company. “The multihead weigher must work safely and have minimal downtime,” explains Frostag’s managing component can cause pasta to stick, which The weigher’s computer calculates the director Christoph Caprez. The company makes it difficult for efficient weighing. To ideal combination for the desired target is operating the new line in 3-shift mode, prevent residues from building up on the weight in a fraction of a second. The with the weigher in operation for 20 hours weigher, contact parts are coated with precisely dosed portions are released into a day, five days a week. 40 FDPP - www.fdpp.co.uk