Checkweighing capabilities are added to co.’s x-ray inspection units by developing X-weigh software, which can be integrated into existing x-ray systems. The software enables the unit to weigh, reject and provide product reports, in addition to performing contaminant inspection/missing component functions traditionally associated with x-ray inspection. This capability allows for multi-lane checkweighing, which means a number of lanes can be converged through the system, with each package inspected according to its own target weight parameters. X-weigh also offers combined weighing and object checking, which will ensure that packages with more than one weight zone are compliant in both overall weight and individual weight zones. The X-weigh supports a comprehensive report package showing trends, giveaway and batch analysis, and the software also can be networked via Ethernet to a central plant computer or SCADA system.
Loma Systems, Inc., 630/681-2050. www.loma.com