Weighing and bagging system for potatoes
Delivery April 2016
- Wicketed bags: 2-5 kg
- Sacks/boxes: 10-20 kg
Packing Wicketed bags, sacks and boxes
Capacity for wicketed bags Up to 50 bags/min
- Newtec weighing machine, model 4014XB1
- Newtec checkweigher, model QC90-2-DR, incl. drop down reject (retractable belt servo)
- Newtec bagging machine, model PEB60/KL
- Sack clamp system
- Floor frame and service platform
- Portion Collecting System (PCS), two cross conveyors - one left and one right, swing plate and control box
Our customer is offering potatoes in smaller portions packed in wicketed bags and potatoes in larger portions, packed in sacks or boxes. They were therefore interested in a very flexible weighing and bagging solution for their potatoes. They wanted a three-in-one solution with a bagging system for wicketed bags, an option for manually filling of sacks and an option for packing in boxes.
Our weighing machine, model 4014XB1, with 14 weigh heads was chosen to achieve high speed and because it is extremely suitable for large products. The portion size ranges from 2-20 kg.
A very important part of the solution is the customised portion collecting system that meets the customer request of various packing solutions. With our bagging machine, model PEB60/KL on the left side, our customised solution provides a bagging system for wicketed bags on one side. When requested, manual filling of plastic sacks can take place on the right side. Our box filler, model HBC-4M, mounted with wheels can easily be connected to the PCS and moved again for a quick changeover when packing in sacks is planned.
Our bagging machine, model PEB60/KL is prepared for Kwik Lok closing according to customer request.
Equipped with our state-of-the-art vision systems, the included Check Point measures and evaluates a whole range of criteria in addition to weight, such as checking the packaging material and the product orientation on the belt. Newtec’s Check Points are pre-set by the operator to identify and reject any packaging that does not meet the requirements, with regard to size, colour and shape.
The overall result is a very flexible solution with high speed that enables our customer to change very quickly from one packaging to another without losing valuable production time and without worrying about quality control.