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Multihead Weighers Linear Weighers

We at Total Food Machines supply a wide range of Multihead Weighers. (MHW) our Multiheads are supplied with the following:

Stainless steel 316

European components

HBM load cells

Siemens PLC

Siemens HMI

Waterproof IP65

Multihead Weighers are accurate and fast weighing machines that can pack multiple packs making the production line run effectively. Product is placed into an inlet chute and then distributed into the pool hoppers, the product is then weighed in the hoppers to the customers specified weight. The optimum computer then discharges the product through the discharge chute, the product is then released through the timing mechanism sent by the user. 

We can offer with our Multihead Weighers Pouch Filling machines which are made to open, fill and seal a range of pouches in different sizes. Helping in the increase of production and the automatic packing of pouches. Picking, filling, and moving product through the production line. 

We can also supply on request VFFS Machines - these are Vertical Form Fill Seal Machines built for addition to an automated assembly line. Your ideal machine for liquid, powder or granule packing. 

Consider the multihead configuration based on the main parts of multihead: top cone, level control, linear pan, buckets and discharge chutes.

Top cone: Rotary or Vibrate

Rotary for sticky products, need rotate to spread products to linear pans

Vibrate for granular or non-sticky products, easy to be vibrated to linear pans

Level control: Photosensor or weighing load cell

Photosensor: For light and fluffy product

Weighing load cell: Heavy 

Linear pans: Different degree & shape

Flat linear pans: for common dry products

Inclined linear pans: for sticky products, can be 5,10,15 degrees depends on how sticky the products are.

V shape linear pans: for round product by either counting or small weights, controls the products to be fed one by one.

Straight line linear pans: round products, avoid sticking by standard linear pans.

Belt feeder: for easily damaged products, like oranges

Screw feeder: for sticky products: ready meal, fresh/cooked poultry

Buckets:

Single door: 0.8L, 1.6L

Double door: 0.5L, 1.0L, 1.3L, 2.5L,5.0L

Flat bottom bucket: 2.5L, for small granules: rice, sugar etc

Mesh bucket: 1.3L, 2.5L

Scrapping bucket: 1.0L 

Discharge chutes:

Inclined degree: standard is 85 degree. Sticky products can use 65 degree or 60 degree depends on how sticky the product is.

Heads numbers: Evaluate by production capacity/speed

10 heads, 12 heads, 14 heads, 16 heads, 20 heads/10x2 heads, 24 heads/12x2 heads, 32 heads

16 heads=2x8 heads; 20 heads=2x10 heads; 24 heads= 2x12 heads; All these types can be used as two weighers to get high speed or with two packaging machine

20 heads/24 heads/32 heads can be used for a mixture of projects.

Control system: 

Standard are MCU control system, can be PLC Siemens or Allen Bradly.

Touch panel: Standard is Weinview options for Siemens or Allen Bradly.

Extra options:

1) Anti-humidity system: Frozen, fresh, low working temperature conditions

2) Anti-rotate device: Prevents products being rotated in the discharge chutes.

3) Silicon pads: For fragile products or metal parts to avoid noise.

4) Touchable surface: Silver Teflon is for regular sticky products. Black coloured Teflon is 380 degree, high grade, anti-sticking.

For irregular / long products: fish, large steak, vegetables like chillis, cucumbers, and carrots...which cannot be processed by regular multiheads we recommend 12 head or 14 head belt scales.

Therefore, to choose the correct MHW for you we have to know the following information:

1) Product (actual photos if possible).

2) Unit weight or dimensions especially if long/large.

3) Target weight.

4) Speed.

5) Packaging method: Bag or tray or jars...

Packing line:

1) Package type, with photo

2) Bag/tray/jar/carton dimensions

The principles of a MultiHead Weigher 

At a basic level, a multi-head weigher takes bulk product and weighs it into smaller increments according to the weights programmed into its software. That bulk product is fed into the scale through the infeed funnel at the top, generally via an incline conveyor or a bucket elevator

A multihead weigher is a fast, accurate and reliable weighing machine, used in packing both food and non-food products.

A ‘typical target’ weight per pack might be 100 grams of a product. The product is fed to the top of the multihead weigher where it is dispersed to the pool hoppers. Each pool hopper drops the product into a weigh hopper beneath it as soon as the weigh hopper becomes empty.

The weigher’s computer determines the weight of product in each individual weigh hopper and identifies which combination contains the weight closest to the target weight of 100g. 

The multihead weigher opens all the hoppers of this combination and the product falls, via a discharge chute, into a bag or, alternatively, into a distribution system which places the product, for example, into trays.

Dispersion is normally by gravity, vibration or centrifugal force, while feeding can be driven by vibration, gravity, belts, or screw systems.

An extra layer of hoppers  can be added to store product which has been weighed in the weigh hoppers but not used thus increasing the number of suitable combinations available to the computer and so increasing speed and accuracy.

Filling bags

The range of bags which can be filled using multihead weighers is immense. At one end of the scale are large catering packs of many kilogrammes. At the other are small bags of crisps which can be handled at high speed and efficiency.

Mix-weighing

Products containing up to eight components can be mixed on a multihead weigher, very accurately at high speeds. The weigher is divided into sections, each with its own infeed. For example, a breakfast cereal containing hazelnuts and dried fruit plus two relatively cheap ingredients, could be weighed on a multihead with say eight heads devoted to each of the more expensive components and four heads to each of the other two. This would ensure high weighing speed while ensuring that overfilling of the expensive ingredients was negligible.

Filling trays

A well-engineered distribution system enables you to combine the speed and accuracy of multihead weighing with precise, splash-free delivery of product into trays.

Applications

Multihead weighers were used initially for weighing certain vegetables. Their use expanded exponentially in the 1970s and 1980s when they were applied to the rapid weighing of snacks and confectionery into bags. What cherry tomatoes and crisps had in common was that they flowed easily through the machine and into the pack, with no more encouragement than gravity and a moderate level of vibration of the feeders. Since then, the accuracy and relative speed have been extended to many products which would in the early days of the technology have been seen as difficult to handle.

Sticky products

Fresh meat and fish, whether in a sauce or not, poultry and cheese (including grated cheese) can be moved along by using belts or screw feeders rather than vibration.

Granules and powders

While free-flowing, fine-grained powders can be weighed more cheaply by other means (such as cut-gate or linear weighers, or volumetric feeders), granules such as coffee granules and products such as loose tea can be weighed on today’s multiheads.

Fragile products

Weighers with more shallow angles of descent and various cushioned inserts have made it possible to pack delicate and brittle items such as hand-made chocolates and gourmet biscuits. These are often paired with baggers or other packaging systems designed to handle fragile products.

Complex products

Using mix-weighing combined with a distribution system tailored to deliver separate components into a tray, a ready meal can be assembled with just the right quantities of, say, rice, meat and vegetables in the appropriate compartments.

Linear Weighers

At Total Food Machines we can supply a wide range of Linear Weighers 

Various size linear weighers are available from single head to multi-head 

A linear weighing machine is used to accurately measure and dispense precise amounts of products into packaging containers whether they are bags, bottles or boxes. 

They typically consist of a series of weigh hoppers, or buckets, that are filled with the products to be dispensed. 

The hoppers have load cells which measure the weight of the product within the hopper and are connected to control systems which open and close discharge gates or chutes to release the product into packing containers, they will weigh to close precise weights.

Linear weighers is the ideal way to move into weighing instead of using scales and before going into Mulltihead Weighers.

Linear Weighers can be small and compact and simple to use

For further information contact Total Food Machines 

Multihead Weighers Linear Weighers Machines

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12 Head Multihead Weighers can be supplied with 1.6L and 2.5L Hopper Volumes.

316 Stainless Steel

Siemens PLC 

All components Schneider, Danfoss, Airtac 

Multihead Weighers bag products with accurate weights instead of using a linear weigher.

Products are placed into the inlet chute and distributed into the pool hoppers. The accurate weights are calculated by the Weigher and the correct weight of the product is released from the buckets.

7/10 Inch Colour Touch Screen Control Panel

Stainless Steel Constructed

Cleaning Function - opens hoppers for easy cleaning and machine maintenance

Fast Packing Speed 

Easy to use and User Friendly

Suitable for weighing, portioning and packing fresh and frozen products including Chicken Nuggets, Chicken Burgers, Chips, Sausages, Seafood, Nuts etc.

Multihead Weighers can be used in many sectors in the food industry, for weighing products including - Salad Leaves, Poultry, Meat, Fish Products, Dry Goods, Vegetables, Petfood Products, Sweets, Confectionary, Vegetable Products and many more.

The princilpe of a MultiHead Weigher 

At a basic level, a multi-head weigher takes bulk product and weighs it into smaller increments according to the weights programmed into its software. 

That bulk product is fed into the scale through the infeed funnel at the top, generally via an incline conveyor or a bucket elevator

A multihead weigher is a fast, accurate and reliable weighing machine, used in packing both food and non-food products

A ‘typical target’ weight per pack might be 100 grams of a product. The product is fed[6] to the top of the multihead weigher where it is dispersed to the pool hoppers. Each pool hopper drops the product into a weigh hopper beneath it as soon as the weigh hopper becomes empty.

The weigher’s computer determines the weight of product in each individual weigh hopper and identifies which combination contains the weight closest to the target weight of 100g. 

The multihead weigher opens all the hoppers of this combination and the product falls, via a discharge chute, into a bagmaker or, alternatively, into a distribution system which places the product, for example, into trays.

Dispersion is normally by gravity, vibration or centrifugal force, while feeding can be driven by vibration, gravity, belts, or screw systems.

An extra layer of hoppers  can be added to store product which has been weighed in the weigh hoppers but not used in a weighment, thus increasing the number of suitable combinations available to the computer and so increasing speed and accuracy.

Filling bags

The range of bags which can be filled using multihead weighers is immense. At one end of the scale are large catering packs of many kilogrammes. At the other are small bags of crisps which can be handled at high speed and efficiency.

Mix-weighing

Products containing up to eight components can be mixed on a multihead weigher, very accurately at high speeds.

The weigher is divided into sections, each with its own infeed. For example, a breakfast cereal containing hazelnuts and dried fruit plus two relatively cheap ingredients, could be weighed on a multihead with say eight heads devoted to each of the more expensive components and four heads to each of the other two. This would ensure high weighing speed while ensuring that overfilling of the expensive ingredients was negligible.

Filling trays

A well-engineered distribution system enables you to combine the speed and accuracy of multihead weighing with precise, splash-free delivery of product into trays.

Applications

Multihead weighers were used initially for weighing certain vegetables. Their use expanded exponentially in the 1970s and 1980s when they were applied to the rapid weighing of snacks and confectionery into bags. What cherry tomatoes and crisps had in common was that they flowed easily through the machine and into the pack, with no more encouragement than gravity and a moderate level of vibration of the feeders. Since then, the accuracy and relative speed have been extended to many products which would in the early days of the technology have been seen as difficult to handle.

Sticky products

Fresh meat and fish, whether in a sauce or not, poultry and cheese (including grated cheese) can be moved along by using belts or screw feeders rather than vibration.

Granules and powders

While free-flowing, fine-grained powders can be weighed more cheaply by other means (such as cut-gate or linear weighers, or volumetric feeders), granules such as coffee granules and products such as loose tea can be weighed on today’s multiheads.

Fragile products

Weighers with more shallow angles of descent and various cushioned inserts have made it possible to pack delicate and brittle items such as hand-made chocolates and gourmet biscuits. These are often paired with baggers or other packaging systems designed to handle fragile products.[7]

Complex products

Using mix-weighing combined with a distribution system tailored to deliver separate components into a tray, a ready meal can be assembled with just the right quantities of, say, rice, meat and vegetables in the appropriate compartments.

Hopper Specification

1.6L and 2.5L

Weighing Range - 20-1500g

Hopper Volume - 1.6L/2.5L

Dimensions - LxWxH - 1140mm x 1100mm x 1857mm

Weight - 275kg/385kg

For further information on our Multihead Weighers contact Total Food Machines on 02890 994 202 or email sales@totalfoodmachines.com

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14 Head

The 14 Head Multihead Weighers can be supplied with 0.5L, 0.8L, 1.6L, 2.5L and 5L Hopper Volumes.

316 Stainless Steel

Siemens PLC 

All components Schneider, Danfoss, Airtac 

Used in the weighing, portioning and packaging of food and non food products.

Products are placed into the inlet chute and distributed into the pool hoppers. The accurate weights are calculated by the weigher and the correct weight of the product is released from the buckets.

10 Inch Touch Screen Control Panel

Stainless Steel Constructed 

60 degree discharge chutes

Easy to use 

User Friendly 

Suitable for weighing, portioning and packing fresh and frozen products including Chicken Nuggets, Chicken Burgers, Chips, Sausages, Seafood etc.

Multihead Weighers bag products with accurate weights instead of using a linear weigher.

Multihead Weighers can be used in many sectors in the food industry, for weighing products including - Salad Leaves, Poultry, Meat, Fish Products, Dry Goods, Vegetables, Petfood Products, Sweets, Confectionary, Vegetable Products and many more.

Hopper Specification

0.5 Litre 

Weighing Range - 5-200g

Hopper Volume - 0.5 Litres 

Dimensions - LxWxH - 1370mm x 1060mm x 1205mm

Weight - 310kg

0.8 Litre 

Weighing Range - 10-200g

Hopper Volume - 0.8 Litres 

Dimensions - LxWxH - 1370mm x 1060mm x 1205mm

Weight - 310kg

1.6 Litre 

Weighing Range - 10-1500g

Hopper Volume - 1.6 Litres 

Dimensions - LxWxH - 1140mm x 1100mm x 1857mm

Weight - 420kg

2.5 Litre 

Weighing Range - 10-1500g

Hopper Volume - 2.5 Litres 

Dimensions - LxWxH - 1140mm x 1100mm x 1857mm

Weight - 450kg

5 Litre 

Weighing Range - 100-3000g

Hopper Volume - 5 Litres 

Dimensions - LxWxH - 1530mm x 1530mm x 1677mm

Weight - 750kg

The princilpe of a MultiHead Weigher 

At a basic level, a multi-head weigher takes bulk product and weighs it into smaller increments according to the weights programmed into its software. 

That bulk product is fed into the scale through the infeed funnel at the top, generally via an incline conveyor or a bucket elevator

A multihead weigher is a fast, accurate and reliable weighing machine, used in packing both food and non-food products

A ‘typical target’ weight per pack might be 100 grams of a product. The product is fed[6] to the top of the multihead weigher where it is dispersed to the pool hoppers. Each pool hopper drops the product into a weigh hopper beneath it as soon as the weigh hopper becomes empty.

The weigher’s computer determines the weight of product in each individual weigh hopper and identifies which combination contains the weight closest to the target weight of 100g. 

The multihead weigher opens all the hoppers of this combination and the product falls, via a discharge chute, into a bagmaker or, alternatively, into a distribution system which places the product, for example, into trays.

Dispersion is normally by gravity, vibration or centrifugal force, while feeding can be driven by vibration, gravity, belts, or screw systems.

An extra layer of hoppers  can be added to store product which has been weighed in the weigh hoppers but not used in a weighment, thus increasing the number of suitable combinations available to the computer and so increasing speed and accuracy.

Filling bags

The range of bags which can be filled using multihead weighers is immense. At one end of the scale are large catering packs of many kilogrammes. At the other are small bags of crisps which can be handled at high speed and efficiency.

Mix-weighing

Products containing up to eight components can be mixed on a multihead weigher, very accurately at high speeds.

The weigher is divided into sections, each with its own infeed. For example, a breakfast cereal containing hazelnuts and dried fruit plus two relatively cheap ingredients, could be weighed on a multihead with say eight heads devoted to each of the more expensive components and four heads to each of the other two. This would ensure high weighing speed while ensuring that overfilling of the expensive ingredients was negligible.

Filling trays

A well-engineered distribution system enables you to combine the speed and accuracy of multihead weighing with precise, splash-free delivery of product into trays.

Applications

Multihead weighers were used initially for weighing certain vegetables. Their use expanded exponentially in the 1970s and 1980s when they were applied to the rapid weighing of snacks and confectionery into bags. What cherry tomatoes and crisps had in common was that they flowed easily through the machine and into the pack, with no more encouragement than gravity and a moderate level of vibration of the feeders. Since then, the accuracy and relative speed have been extended to many products which would in the early days of the technology have been seen as difficult to handle.

Sticky products

Fresh meat and fish, whether in a sauce or not, poultry and cheese (including grated cheese) can be moved along by using belts or screw feeders rather than vibration.

Granules and powders

While free-flowing, fine-grained powders can be weighed more cheaply by other means (such as cut-gate or linear weighers, or volumetric feeders), granules such as coffee granules and products such as loose tea can be weighed on today’s multiheads.

Fragile products

Weighers with more shallow angles of descent and various cushioned inserts have made it possible to pack delicate and brittle items such as hand-made chocolates and gourmet biscuits. These are often paired with baggers or other packaging systems designed to handle fragile products.[7]

Complex products

Using mix-weighing combined with a distribution system tailored to deliver separate components into a tray, a ready meal can be assembled with just the right quantities of, say, rice, meat and vegetables in the appropriate compartments.

For further information on our Multihead Weighers contact Total Food Machines on 02890 994 202 or email sales@totalfoodmachines.com

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The 16 Head Multihead Weighers can be supplied with 1.6L and 2.5L Hopper Volumes.

316 Stainless Steel

Siemens PLC 

All components Schneider, Danfoss, Airtac 

Multihead Weighers bag products with accurate weights instead of using a linear weigher.

Products are placed into the inlet chute and distributed into the pool hoppers. The accurate weights are calculated by the weigher and the correct weight of the product is released from the buckets.

7/10 Inch Colour Touch Screen Control Panel

Stainless Steel Constructed

Cleaning Function - opens hoppers for easy cleaning and machine maintenance

Fast Packing Speed 

Easy to use and User Friendly

Suitable for weighing, portioning and packing fresh and frozen products including Chicken Nuggets, Chicken Burgers, Chips, Sausages, Seafood, Nuts etc.

Multihead Weighers can be used in many sectors in the food industry, for weighing products including - Salad Leaves, Poultry, Meat, Fish Products, Dry Goods, Vegetables, Petfood Products, Sweets, Confectionary, Vegetable Products and many more.

Hopper Specification

1.6L and 2.5L

Weighing Range - 10-1000g

Hopper Volume - 1.6L/2.5L

Dimensions - LxWxH - 1800mm x 1435mm x 2017mm

Weight - 650kg

The princilpe of a MultiHead Weigher 

At a basic level, a multi-head weigher takes bulk product and weighs it into smaller increments according to the weights programmed into its software. 

That bulk product is fed into the scale through the infeed funnel at the top, generally via an incline conveyor or a bucket elevator

A multihead weigher is a fast, accurate and reliable weighing machine, used in packing both food and non-food products

A ‘typical target’ weight per pack might be 100 grams of a product. The product is fed[6] to the top of the multihead weigher where it is dispersed to the pool hoppers. Each pool hopper drops the product into a weigh hopper beneath it as soon as the weigh hopper becomes empty.

The weigher’s computer determines the weight of product in each individual weigh hopper and identifies which combination contains the weight closest to the target weight of 100g. 

The multihead weigher opens all the hoppers of this combination and the product falls, via a discharge chute, into a bagmaker or, alternatively, into a distribution system which places the product, for example, into trays.

Dispersion is normally by gravity, vibration or centrifugal force, while feeding can be driven by vibration, gravity, belts, or screw systems.

An extra layer of hoppers  can be added to store product which has been weighed in the weigh hoppers but not used in a weighment, thus increasing the number of suitable combinations available to the computer and so increasing speed and accuracy.

Filling bags

The range of bags which can be filled using multihead weighers is immense. At one end of the scale are large catering packs of many kilogrammes. At the other are small bags of crisps which can be handled at high speed and efficiency.

Mix-weighing

Products containing up to eight components can be mixed on a multihead weigher, very accurately at high speeds.

The weigher is divided into sections, each with its own infeed. For example, a breakfast cereal containing hazelnuts and dried fruit plus two relatively cheap ingredients, could be weighed on a multihead with say eight heads devoted to each of the more expensive components and four heads to each of the other two. This would ensure high weighing speed while ensuring that overfilling of the expensive ingredients was negligible.

Filling trays

A well-engineered distribution system enables you to combine the speed and accuracy of multihead weighing with precise, splash-free delivery of product into trays.

Applications

Multihead weighers were used initially for weighing certain vegetables. Their use expanded exponentially in the 1970s and 1980s when they were applied to the rapid weighing of snacks and confectionery into bags. What cherry tomatoes and crisps had in common was that they flowed easily through the machine and into the pack, with no more encouragement than gravity and a moderate level of vibration of the feeders. Since then, the accuracy and relative speed have been extended to many products which would in the early days of the technology have been seen as difficult to handle.

Sticky products

Fresh meat and fish, whether in a sauce or not, poultry and cheese (including grated cheese) can be moved along by using belts or screw feeders rather than vibration.

Granules and powders

While free-flowing, fine-grained powders can be weighed more cheaply by other means (such as cut-gate or linear weighers, or volumetric feeders), granules such as coffee granules and products such as loose tea can be weighed on today’s multiheads.

Fragile products

Weighers with more shallow angles of descent and various cushioned inserts have made it possible to pack delicate and brittle items such as hand-made chocolates and gourmet biscuits. These are often paired with baggers or other packaging systems designed to handle fragile products.[7]

Complex products

Using mix-weighing combined with a distribution system tailored to deliver separate components into a tray, a ready meal can be assembled with just the right quantities of, say, rice, meat and vegetables in the appropriate compartments.

For further information on our Multihead Weighers contact Total Food Machines on 02890 994 202 or email sales@totalfoodmachines.com

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Doy Pack - Stand Up Pouch 

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Siemens PLC, IP65, 316 Stainless Steel, All European Components 

For further information contact Total Food Machines on 02890 994 202 or email sales@totalfoodsmachines.com  


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Multihead Weigher 10 Heads 0.5L Dimple Buckets

Multihead Weigher10 Heads 0.5L Dimple Buckets

316 Stainless Steel

Siemens PLC 

All components Schneider, Danfoss, Airtac 

HBM load cells

Siemens PLC

Siemens HMI

Waterproof IP65

Weigher with 10 Heads and 0.5L to 2.5L Dimple Buckets

10 Head Multihead Weigher

The 10 Head Multihead Weighers can be supplied with 0.5L, 0.8L, 1.6L and 2.5L Hopper Volumes.

Multihead Weighers bag products with accurate weights instead of using a linear weigher.

Products are placed into the inlet chute and distributed into the pool hoppers. The accurate weights are calculated by the weigher and the correct weight of product the is released from the buckets.

7/10 Inch Colour Touch Screen Control Panel

Stainless Steel Constructed

99 Preset Programs

Cleaning Function - opens hoppers for easy cleaning and machine maintenance

Fast Packing Speed 

Easy to use and User Friendly

Suitable for weighing, portioning and packing fresh and frozen products including Chicken Nuggets, Chicken Burgers, Chips, Sausages, Seafood, Nuts etc.

Multihead Weighers can be used in many sectors in the food industry, for weighing products including - Salad Leaves, Poultry, Meat, Fish Products, Dry Goods, Vegetables, Petfood Products, Sweets, Confectionary, Vegetable Products and many more.

Hopper Specification

0.5 Litre 

Weighing Range - 5-200g

Hopper Volume - 0.5 Litres 

Dimensions - LxWxH - 1370mm x 1060mm x 1205mm

Weight - 290kg

 

0.8 Litre 

Weighing Range - 5-200g

Hopper Volume - 0.8 Litres 

Dimensions - LxWxH - 1370mm x 1060mm x 1205mm

Weight - 290kg

1.6 Litre 

Weighing Range - 10-1000g

Hopper Volume - 1.6 Litres 

Dimensions - LxWxH - 1140mm x 1100mm x 1857mm

Weight - 350kg

2.5 Litre 

Weighing Range - 10-2500g

Hopper Volume - 2.5 Litres 

Dimensions - LxWxH - 1100mm x 1140mm x 1857mm

Weight - 380kg

The princilpe of a MultiHead Weigher 

At a basic level, a multi-head weigher takes bulk product and weighs it into smaller increments according to the weights programmed into its software. 

That bulk product is fed into the scale through the infeed funnel at the top, generally via an incline conveyor or a bucket elevator

A multihead weigher is a fast, accurate and reliable weighing machine, used in packing both food and non-food products

A ‘typical target’ weight per pack might be 100 grams of a product. The product is fed[6] to the top of the multihead weigher where it is dispersed to the pool hoppers. Each pool hopper drops the product into a weigh hopper beneath it as soon as the weigh hopper becomes empty.

The weigher’s computer determines the weight of product in each individual weigh hopper and identifies which combination contains the weight closest to the target weight of 100g. 

The multihead weigher opens all the hoppers of this combination and the product falls, via a discharge chute, into a bagmaker or, alternatively, into a distribution system which places the product, for example, into trays.

Dispersion is normally by gravity, vibration or centrifugal force, while feeding can be driven by vibration, gravity, belts, or screw systems.

An extra layer of hoppers  can be added to store product which has been weighed in the weigh hoppers but not used in a weighment, thus increasing the number of suitable combinations available to the computer and so increasing speed and accuracy.

Filling bags

The range of bags which can be filled using multihead weighers is immense. At one end of the scale are large catering packs of many kilogrammes. At the other are small bags of crisps which can be handled at high speed and efficiency.

Mix-weighing

Products containing up to eight components can be mixed on a multihead weigher, very accurately at high speeds.

The weigher is divided into sections, each with its own infeed. For example, a breakfast cereal containing hazelnuts and dried fruit plus two relatively cheap ingredients, could be weighed on a multihead with say eight heads devoted to each of the more expensive components and four heads to each of the other two. This would ensure high weighing speed while ensuring that overfilling of the expensive ingredients was negligible.

Filling trays

A well-engineered distribution system enables you to combine the speed and accuracy of multihead weighing with precise, splash-free delivery of product into trays.

Applications

Multihead weighers were used initially for weighing certain vegetables. Their use expanded exponentially in the 1970s and 1980s when they were applied to the rapid weighing of snacks and confectionery into bags. What cherry tomatoes and crisps had in common was that they flowed easily through the machine and into the pack, with no more encouragement than gravity and a moderate level of vibration of the feeders. Since then, the accuracy and relative speed have been extended to many products which would in the early days of the technology have been seen as difficult to handle.

Sticky products

Fresh meat and fish, whether in a sauce or not, poultry and cheese (including grated cheese) can be moved along by using belts or screw feeders rather than vibration.

Granules and powders

While free-flowing, fine-grained powders can be weighed more cheaply by other means (such as cut-gate or linear weighers, or volumetric feeders), granules such as coffee granules and products such as loose tea can be weighed on today’s multiheads.

Fragile products

Weighers with more shallow angles of descent and various cushioned inserts have made it possible to pack delicate and brittle items such as hand-made chocolates and gourmet biscuits. These are often paired with baggers or other packaging systems designed to handle fragile products.[7]

Complex products

Using mix-weighing combined with a distribution system tailored to deliver separate components into a tray, a ready meal can be assembled with just the right quantities of, say, rice, meat and vegetables in the appropriate compartments.

For further information on our Multihead Weighers contact Total Food Machines on 02890 994 202 or email sales@totalfoodmachines.com

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Multihead Weigher with 10 Heads and 0.5L to 2.5L Dimple Buckets

10 Head Multihead Weigher

The 10 Head Multihead Weighers can be supplied with 0.5L, 0.8L, 1.6L and 2.5L Hopper Volumes.

316 Stainless Steel

Siemens PLC 

All components Schneider, Danfoss, Airtac 

Multihead Weighers bag products with accurate weights instead of using a linear weigher.

Products are placed into the inlet chute and distributed into the pool hoppers. The accurate weights are calculated by the weigher and the correct weight of product the is released from the buckets.

7/10 Inch Colour Touch Screen Control Panel

Stainless Steel Constructed

99 Preset Programs

Cleaning Function - opens hoppers for easy cleaning and machine maintenance

Fast Packing Speed 

Easy to use and User Friendly

Suitable for weighing, portioning and packing fresh and frozen products including Chicken Nuggets, Chicken Burgers, Chips, Sausages, Seafood, Nuts etc.

Multihead Weighers can be used in many sectors in the food industry, for weighing products including - Salad Leaves, Poultry, Meat, Fish Products, Dry Goods, Vegetables, Petfood Products, Sweets, Confectionary, Vegetable Products and many more.

Hopper Specification

0.5 Litre 

Weighing Range - 5-200g

Hopper Volume - 0.5 Litres 

Dimensions - LxWxH - 1370mm x 1060mm x 1205mm

Weight - 290kg

 

0.8 Litre 

Weighing Range - 5-200g

Hopper Volume - 0.8 Litres 

Dimensions - LxWxH - 1370mm x 1060mm x 1205mm

Weight - 290kg

1.6 Litre 

Weighing Range - 10-1000g

Hopper Volume - 1.6 Litres 

Dimensions - LxWxH - 1140mm x 1100mm x 1857mm

Weight - 350kg

2.5 Litre 

Weighing Range - 10-2500g

Hopper Volume - 2.5 Litres 

Dimensions - LxWxH - 1100mm x 1140mm x 1857mm

Weight - 380kg

The princilpe of a MultiHead Weigher 

At a basic level, a multi-head weigher takes bulk product and weighs it into smaller increments according to the weights programmed into its software. 

That bulk product is fed into the scale through the infeed funnel at the top, generally via an incline conveyor or a bucket elevator

A multihead weigher is a fast, accurate and reliable weighing machine, used in packing both food and non-food products

A ‘typical target’ weight per pack might be 100 grams of a product. The product is fed[6] to the top of the multihead weigher where it is dispersed to the pool hoppers. Each pool hopper drops the product into a weigh hopper beneath it as soon as the weigh hopper becomes empty.

The weigher’s computer determines the weight of product in each individual weigh hopper and identifies which combination contains the weight closest to the target weight of 100g. 

The multihead weigher opens all the hoppers of this combination and the product falls, via a discharge chute, into a bagmaker or, alternatively, into a distribution system which places the product, for example, into trays.

Dispersion is normally by gravity, vibration or centrifugal force, while feeding can be driven by vibration, gravity, belts, or screw systems.

An extra layer of hoppers  can be added to store product which has been weighed in the weigh hoppers but not used in a weighment, thus increasing the number of suitable combinations available to the computer and so increasing speed and accuracy.

Filling bags

The range of bags which can be filled using multihead weighers is immense. At one end of the scale are large catering packs of many kilogrammes. At the other are small bags of crisps which can be handled at high speed and efficiency.

Mix-weighing

Products containing up to eight components can be mixed on a multihead weigher, very accurately at high speeds.

The weigher is divided into sections, each with its own infeed. For example, a breakfast cereal containing hazelnuts and dried fruit plus two relatively cheap ingredients, could be weighed on a multihead with say eight heads devoted to each of the more expensive components and four heads to each of the other two. This would ensure high weighing speed while ensuring that overfilling of the expensive ingredients was negligible.

Filling trays

A well-engineered distribution system enables you to combine the speed and accuracy of multihead weighing with precise, splash-free delivery of product into trays.

Applications

Multihead weighers were used initially for weighing certain vegetables. Their use expanded exponentially in the 1970s and 1980s when they were applied to the rapid weighing of snacks and confectionery into bags. What cherry tomatoes and crisps had in common was that they flowed easily through the machine and into the pack, with no more encouragement than gravity and a moderate level of vibration of the feeders. Since then, the accuracy and relative speed have been extended to many products which would in the early days of the technology have been seen as difficult to handle.

Sticky products

Fresh meat and fish, whether in a sauce or not, poultry and cheese (including grated cheese) can be moved along by using belts or screw feeders rather than vibration.

Granules and powders

While free-flowing, fine-grained powders can be weighed more cheaply by other means (such as cut-gate or linear weighers, or volumetric feeders), granules such as coffee granules and products such as loose tea can be weighed on today’s multiheads.

Fragile products

Weighers with more shallow angles of descent and various cushioned inserts have made it possible to pack delicate and brittle items such as hand-made chocolates and gourmet biscuits. These are often paired with baggers or other packaging systems designed to handle fragile products.[7]

Complex products

Using mix-weighing combined with a distribution system tailored to deliver separate components into a tray, a ready meal can be assembled with just the right quantities of, say, rice, meat and vegetables in the appropriate compartments.

For further information on our Multihead Weighers contact Total Food Machines on 02890 994 202 or email sales@totalfoodmachines.com

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Multihead Weigher 10 Heads 2.5 Litre Dimple Buckets

Multihead Weigher with 10 Heads and 2.5 Litre Dimple Buckets

10 Head

2.5 Litre Buckets

316 Stainless Steel

Siemens PLC 

All components Schneider, Danfoss, Airtac 

Can be supplied with a timing hopper

7 Inch Touch Screen 

Single Weigh Range 10-800 Grams

Max Weight Range - 6500 Grams

100 Preset Programs 

Max Speed - 65 Bags per min 

Machine size 1100mm x 1080mm x 1226mm 

Single Phase

Can be set up for accurate weights

Can be set up with a Ready Meal Line or over a VFFS Bag Sealer

Multihead Weighers bag products with accurate weights instead of using a linear weigher.

Suitable for weighing, portioning and packing fresh and frozen products including Chicken Nuggets, Chicken Burgers, Chips, Sausages, Seafood etc.

Multihead Weighers can be used in many sectors in the food industry, for weighing products including - Salad Leaves, Poultry Meat, Fish Products, Dry Goods, Vegetables, Petfood Products, Sweets, Confectionary, Vegetable Products, Crisps, Nuts, Cereals and many more.

The 10 head Multihead Weigher is ideal for contract packers and food manufacturing companies.

Multihead Weighers are also suitable for weighing non-food products including screws, nails, coins etc.

The princilpe of a MultiHead Weigher 

At a basic level, a multi-head weigher takes bulk product and weighs it into smaller increments according to the weights programmed into its software. 

That bulk product is fed into the scale through the infeed funnel at the top, generally via an incline conveyor or a bucket elevator

A multihead weigher is a fast, accurate and reliable weighing machine, used in packing both food and non-food products

A ‘typical target’ weight per pack might be 100 grams of a product. The product is fed[6] to the top of the multihead weigher where it is dispersed to the pool hoppers. Each pool hopper drops the product into a weigh hopper beneath it as soon as the weigh hopper becomes empty.

The weigher’s computer determines the weight of product in each individual weigh hopper and identifies which combination contains the weight closest to the target weight of 100g. 

The multihead weigher opens all the hoppers of this combination and the product falls, via a discharge chute, into a bagmaker or, alternatively, into a distribution system which places the product, for example, into trays.

Dispersion is normally by gravity, vibration or centrifugal force, while feeding can be driven by vibration, gravity, belts, or screw systems.

An extra layer of hoppers  can be added to store product which has been weighed in the weigh hoppers but not used in a weighment, thus increasing the number of suitable combinations available to the computer and so increasing speed and accuracy.

Filling bags

The range of bags which can be filled using multihead weighers is immense. At one end of the scale are large catering packs of many kilogrammes. At the other are small bags of crisps which can be handled at high speed and efficiency.

Mix-weighing

Products containing up to eight components can be mixed on a multihead weigher, very accurately at high speeds.

The weigher is divided into sections, each with its own infeed. For example, a breakfast cereal containing hazelnuts and dried fruit plus two relatively cheap ingredients, could be weighed on a multihead with say eight heads devoted to each of the more expensive components and four heads to each of the other two. This would ensure high weighing speed while ensuring that overfilling of the expensive ingredients was negligible.

Filling trays

A well-engineered distribution system enables you to combine the speed and accuracy of multihead weighing with precise, splash-free delivery of product into trays.

Applications

Multihead weighers were used initially for weighing certain vegetables. Their use expanded exponentially in the 1970s and 1980s when they were applied to the rapid weighing of snacks and confectionery into bags. What cherry tomatoes and crisps had in common was that they flowed easily through the machine and into the pack, with no more encouragement than gravity and a moderate level of vibration of the feeders. Since then, the accuracy and relative speed have been extended to many products which would in the early days of the technology have been seen as difficult to handle.

Sticky products

Fresh meat and fish, whether in a sauce or not, poultry and cheese (including grated cheese) can be moved along by using belts or screw feeders rather than vibration.

Granules and powders

While free-flowing, fine-grained powders can be weighed more cheaply by other means (such as cut-gate or linear weighers, or volumetric feeders), granules such as coffee granules and products such as loose tea can be weighed on today’s multiheads.

Fragile products

Weighers with more shallow angles of descent and various cushioned inserts have made it possible to pack delicate and brittle items such as hand-made chocolates and gourmet biscuits. These are often paired with baggers or other packaging systems designed to handle fragile products.[7]

Complex products

Using mix-weighing combined with a distribution system tailored to deliver separate components into a tray, a ready meal can be assembled with just the right quantities of, say, rice, meat and vegetables in the appropriate compartments.

For further information on our Multihead Weighers contact Total Food Machines on 02890 994 202 or email sales@totalfoodmachines.com

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Multihead Weigher 14 Heads 2.5 Litre Dimple Buckets

Multihead Weigher with 14 Heads and 2.5 Litre Dimple Buckets

14 Head

2.5 Litre Buckets

316 Stainless Steel

Siemens PLC 

All components Schneider, Danfoss, Airtac 

Can be supplied with a timing hopper

7 Inch Touch Screen 

Single Weigh Range - 10-1200 Grams

Max Weight Range - 6500 Grams

100 Preset Programs

Max Speed - 120 Bags Per Min

Machine size 1300mm x 11200mm x 1380mm 

Single Phase

Can be set up for accurate weights

Can be set up with a Ready Meal Line or over a VFFS Bag Sealer

Multihead Weighers bag products with accurate weights instead of using a linear weigher.

Suitable for weighing, portioning and packing fresh and frozen products including Chicken Nuggets, Chicken Burgers, Chips, Sausages, Seafood etc.

Multihead Weighers can be used in many sectors in the food industry, for weighing products including - Salad Leaves, Poultry Meat, Fish Products, Dry Goods, Vegetables, Petfood Products, Sweets, Confectionary, Vegetable Products, Crisps, Nuts, Cereals and many more.

The 14 head Multihead Weigher has an additional 4 heads than the 10 head Multihead Weigher, giving a higher throughput. Ideal for contract packers and food manufacturing companies.

Multihead Weighers are also suitable for weighing non-food products including screws, nails, coins etc.

The princilpe of a MultiHead Weigher 

At a basic level, a multi-head weigher takes bulk product and weighs it into smaller increments according to the weights programmed into its software. 

That bulk product is fed into the scale through the infeed funnel at the top, generally via an incline conveyor or a bucket elevator

A multihead weigher is a fast, accurate and reliable weighing machine, used in packing both food and non-food products

A ‘typical target’ weight per pack might be 100 grams of a product. The product is fed[6] to the top of the multihead weigher where it is dispersed to the pool hoppers. Each pool hopper drops the product into a weigh hopper beneath it as soon as the weigh hopper becomes empty.

The weigher’s computer determines the weight of product in each individual weigh hopper and identifies which combination contains the weight closest to the target weight of 100g. 

The multihead weigher opens all the hoppers of this combination and the product falls, via a discharge chute, into a bagmaker or, alternatively, into a distribution system which places the product, for example, into trays.

Dispersion is normally by gravity, vibration or centrifugal force, while feeding can be driven by vibration, gravity, belts, or screw systems.

An extra layer of hoppers  can be added to store product which has been weighed in the weigh hoppers but not used in a weighment, thus increasing the number of suitable combinations available to the computer and so increasing speed and accuracy.

Filling bags

The range of bags which can be filled using multihead weighers is immense. At one end of the scale are large catering packs of many kilogrammes. At the other are small bags of crisps which can be handled at high speed and efficiency.

Mix-weighing

Products containing up to eight components can be mixed on a multihead weigher, very accurately at high speeds.

The weigher is divided into sections, each with its own infeed. For example, a breakfast cereal containing hazelnuts and dried fruit plus two relatively cheap ingredients, could be weighed on a multihead with say eight heads devoted to each of the more expensive components and four heads to each of the other two. This would ensure high weighing speed while ensuring that overfilling of the expensive ingredients was negligible.

Filling trays

A well-engineered distribution system enables you to combine the speed and accuracy of multihead weighing with precise, splash-free delivery of product into trays.

Applications

Multihead weighers were used initially for weighing certain vegetables. Their use expanded exponentially in the 1970s and 1980s when they were applied to the rapid weighing of snacks and confectionery into bags. What cherry tomatoes and crisps had in common was that they flowed easily through the machine and into the pack, with no more encouragement than gravity and a moderate level of vibration of the feeders. Since then, the accuracy and relative speed have been extended to many products which would in the early days of the technology have been seen as difficult to handle.

Sticky products

Fresh meat and fish, whether in a sauce or not, poultry and cheese (including grated cheese) can be moved along by using belts or screw feeders rather than vibration.

Granules and powders

While free-flowing, fine-grained powders can be weighed more cheaply by other means (such as cut-gate or linear weighers, or volumetric feeders), granules such as coffee granules and products such as loose tea can be weighed on today’s multiheads.

Fragile products

Weighers with more shallow angles of descent and various cushioned inserts have made it possible to pack delicate and brittle items such as hand-made chocolates and gourmet biscuits. These are often paired with baggers or other packaging systems designed to handle fragile products.[7]

Complex products

Using mix-weighing combined with a distribution system tailored to deliver separate components into a tray, a ready meal can be assembled with just the right quantities of, say, rice, meat and vegetables in the appropriate compartments.

For further information on our Multihead Weighers contact Total Food Machines on 02890 994 202 or email sales@totalfoodmachines.com


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Multihead Weigher 20 Heads Dimple Buckets

Multihead Weigher 20 Heads

Dimple Buckets

316 Stainless Steel

Siemens PLC 

All components Schneider, Danfoss, Airtac 

HBM load cells

Siemens PLC

Siemens HMI

Waterproof IP65

20 Head Multihead Weigher

20 Head Multihead Weighers can be supplied with 0.5L, 0.8L, 1.6L and 2.5L Hopper Volumes.

Multihead Weighers bag products with accurate weights instead of using a linear weigher can be used with or without VFFS or filling into trays or bags 

Products are placed into the inlet chute and distributed into the pool hoppers. The accurate weights are calculated by the weigher and the correct weight of product then is released from the buckets within into tray bags or VFFS

10 Inch Colour Touch Screen Control Panel

Stainless Steel Constructed

99 Preset Programs

Cleaning Function - opens hoppers for easy cleaning and machine maintenance

Fast Packing Speed 

Easy to use and very user friendly 

Suitable for weighing, portioning and packing fresh and frozen products including Chicken Nuggets, Chicken Burgers, Chips, Sausages, Seafood, Nuts Confectionery, Frozen Mince, Fresh and Frozen Diced Meat and Poultry, Salad Products, Pasta, Rice, Vegetarian, Vegetables, Dry Goods, Ethnic Products so many applications why not give us a call to discuss your Multihead Weighing requirement.

Hopper Specification

0.5 Litre 

Max Weighing Per Hopper - 250g

Hopper Volume - 0.5 Litres 

Dimensions - LxWxH - 1430mm x 1430mm x 1508mm

Weight - 500kg

0.8 Litre 

Max Weighing Per Hopper - 250g

Hopper Volume - 0.8 Litres 

Dimensions - LxWxH - 1430mm x 1430mm x 1508mm

Weight - 500kg

1.6 Litre 

Max Weighing Per Hopper - 1500g

Hopper Volume - 1.6 Litres 

Dimensions - LxWxH - 1530mm x 1530mm x 1658mm

Weight - 750kg

2.5 Litre 

Max Weighing Per Hopper - 1500g

Hopper Volume - 2.5 Litres 

Dimensions - LxWxH - 1530mm x 1530mm x 1658mm

Weight - 750kg

The princilpe of a MultiHead Weigher 

At a basic level, a multi-head weigher takes bulk product and weighs it into smaller increments according to the weights programmed into its software. 

That bulk product is fed into the scale through the infeed funnel at the top, generally via an incline conveyor or a bucket elevator

A multihead weigher is a fast, accurate and reliable weighing machine, used in packing both food and non-food products

A ‘typical target’ weight per pack might be 100 grams of a product. The product is fed[6] to the top of the multihead weigher where it is dispersed to the pool hoppers. Each pool hopper drops the product into a weigh hopper beneath it as soon as the weigh hopper becomes empty.

The weigher’s computer determines the weight of product in each individual weigh hopper and identifies which combination contains the weight closest to the target weight of 100g. 

The multihead weigher opens all the hoppers of this combination and the product falls, via a discharge chute, into a bagmaker or, alternatively, into a distribution system which places the product, for example, into trays.

Dispersion is normally by gravity, vibration or centrifugal force, while feeding can be driven by vibration, gravity, belts, or screw systems.

An extra layer of hoppers  can be added to store product which has been weighed in the weigh hoppers but not used in a weighment, thus increasing the number of suitable combinations available to the computer and so increasing speed and accuracy.

Filling bags

The range of bags which can be filled using multihead weighers is immense. At one end of the scale are large catering packs of many kilogrammes. At the other are small bags of crisps which can be handled at high speed and efficiency.

Mix-weighing

Products containing up to eight components can be mixed on a multihead weigher, very accurately at high speeds.

The weigher is divided into sections, each with its own infeed. For example, a breakfast cereal containing hazelnuts and dried fruit plus two relatively cheap ingredients, could be weighed on a multihead with say eight heads devoted to each of the more expensive components and four heads to each of the other two. This would ensure high weighing speed while ensuring that overfilling of the expensive ingredients was negligible.

Filling trays

A well-engineered distribution system enables you to combine the speed and accuracy of multihead weighing with precise, splash-free delivery of product into trays.

Applications

Multihead weighers were used initially for weighing certain vegetables. Their use expanded exponentially in the 1970s and 1980s when they were applied to the rapid weighing of snacks and confectionery into bags. What cherry tomatoes and crisps had in common was that they flowed easily through the machine and into the pack, with no more encouragement than gravity and a moderate level of vibration of the feeders. Since then, the accuracy and relative speed have been extended to many products which would in the early days of the technology have been seen as difficult to handle.

Sticky products

Fresh meat and fish, whether in a sauce or not, poultry and cheese (including grated cheese) can be moved along by using belts or screw feeders rather than vibration.

Granules and powders

While free-flowing, fine-grained powders can be weighed more cheaply by other means (such as cut-gate or linear weighers, or volumetric feeders), granules such as coffee granules and products such as loose tea can be weighed on today’s multiheads.

Fragile products

Weighers with more shallow angles of descent and various cushioned inserts have made it possible to pack delicate and brittle items such as hand-made chocolates and gourmet biscuits. These are often paired with baggers or other packaging systems designed to handle fragile products.[7]

Complex products

Using mix-weighing combined with a distribution system tailored to deliver separate components into a tray, a ready meal can be assembled with just the right quantities of, say, rice, meat and vegetables in the appropriate compartments.

For further information on our range of Multihead Weighers contact Total Food Machines on 02890 994 202 or email sales@totalfoodmachines.com

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Multihead Weigher 32 Heads

Multihead Weigher with 32 Heads and 0.5L and 0.8L Dimple Buckets

32 Head Multihead Weigher

316 Stainless Steel

Siemens PLC 

All components Schneider, Danfoss, Airtac 

The 32 Head Multihead Weighers can be supplied with 0.5L and 0.8L Hopper Volumes.

Multihead Weighers bag products with accurate weights instead of using a linear weigher.

Products are placed into the inlet chute and distributed into the pool hoppers. The accurate weights are calculated by the weigher and the correct weight of product the is released from the buckets.

10 Inch Colour Touch Screen Control Panel

Stainless Steel Constructed

Cleaning Function - opens hoppers for easy cleaning and machine maintenance

Fast Packing Speed 

Easy to use and User Friendly

Suitable for weighing, portioning and packing fresh and frozen products including Chicken Nuggets, Chicken Burgers, Chips, Sausages, Seafood, Nuts etc.

Multihead Weighers can be used in many sectors in the food industry, for weighing products including - Salad Leaves, Poultry, Meat, Fish Products, Dry Goods, Vegetables, Petfood Products, Sweets, Confectionary, Vegetable Products and many more.

Hopper Specification

0.5 Litre 

Weighing Range - 5-200g

Hopper Volume - 0.5 Litres 

Dimensions - LxWxH - 1960mm x 1890mm x 1588mm

Weight - 465kg

0.8 Litre 

Weighing Range - 5-200g

Hopper Volume - 0.8 Litres 

Dimensions - LxWxH - 1960mm x 1890mm x 1588mm

Weight - 465kg

The princilpe of a MultiHead Weigher 

At a basic level, a multi-head weigher takes bulk product and weighs it into smaller increments according to the weights programmed into its software. 

That bulk product is fed into the scale through the infeed funnel at the top, generally via an incline conveyor or a bucket elevator

A multihead weigher is a fast, accurate and reliable weighing machine, used in packing both food and non-food products

A ‘typical target’ weight per pack might be 100 grams of a product. The product is fed[6] to the top of the multihead weigher where it is dispersed to the pool hoppers. Each pool hopper drops the product into a weigh hopper beneath it as soon as the weigh hopper becomes empty.

The weigher’s computer determines the weight of product in each individual weigh hopper and identifies which combination contains the weight closest to the target weight of 100g. 

The multihead weigher opens all the hoppers of this combination and the product falls, via a discharge chute, into a bagmaker or, alternatively, into a distribution system which places the product, for example, into trays.

Dispersion is normally by gravity, vibration or centrifugal force, while feeding can be driven by vibration, gravity, belts, or screw systems.

An extra layer of hoppers  can be added to store product which has been weighed in the weigh hoppers but not used in a weighment, thus increasing the number of suitable combinations available to the computer and so increasing speed and accuracy.

Filling bags

The range of bags which can be filled using multihead weighers is immense. At one end of the scale are large catering packs of many kilogrammes. At the other are small bags of crisps which can be handled at high speed and efficiency.

Mix-weighing

Products containing up to eight components can be mixed on a multihead weigher, very accurately at high speeds.

The weigher is divided into sections, each with its own infeed. For example, a breakfast cereal containing hazelnuts and dried fruit plus two relatively cheap ingredients, could be weighed on a multihead with say eight heads devoted to each of the more expensive components and four heads to each of the other two. This would ensure high weighing speed while ensuring that overfilling of the expensive ingredients was negligible.

Filling trays

A well-engineered distribution system enables you to combine the speed and accuracy of multihead weighing with precise, splash-free delivery of product into trays.

Applications

Multihead weighers were used initially for weighing certain vegetables. Their use expanded exponentially in the 1970s and 1980s when they were applied to the rapid weighing of snacks and confectionery into bags. What cherry tomatoes and crisps had in common was that they flowed easily through the machine and into the pack, with no more encouragement than gravity and a moderate level of vibration of the feeders. Since then, the accuracy and relative speed have been extended to many products which would in the early days of the technology have been seen as difficult to handle.

Sticky products

Fresh meat and fish, whether in a sauce or not, poultry and cheese (including grated cheese) can be moved along by using belts or screw feeders rather than vibration.

Granules and powders

While free-flowing, fine-grained powders can be weighed more cheaply by other means (such as cut-gate or linear weighers, or volumetric feeders), granules such as coffee granules and products such as loose tea can be weighed on today’s multiheads.

Fragile products

Weighers with more shallow angles of descent and various cushioned inserts have made it possible to pack delicate and brittle items such as hand-made chocolates and gourmet biscuits. These are often paired with baggers or other packaging systems designed to handle fragile products.[7]

Complex products

Using mix-weighing combined with a distribution system tailored to deliver separate components into a tray, a ready meal can be assembled with just the right quantities of, say, rice, meat and vegetables in the appropriate compartments.

For further information on our Multihead Weighers contact Total Food Machines on 02890 994 202 or email sales@totalfoodmachines.com

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Multihead Weigher for Sticky Products

Multihead Weigher for Sticky Products

Awkward Products

Chicken, Beef, Marinated Products, Stuffings, Cabbage and many other sticky and awkward products

316 Stainless Steel

Siemens PLC

Schneider, Airtac, Danfoss Components 

Rotating Top Cone with Photosensor 

Screw Feeders

Dimple Plate

Anti-Humidity System

55 degree discharge chutes 

Various Buckets Sizes

Can be supplied with either 12/14/16/20 Heads 

For further information contact Total Food Machines on 02890 994 202 or email sales@totalfoodmachines.com 

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Multihead Weigher with Screw Feed

Multihead Weigher for Sticky Products

Multihead Weigher with Screw Feed 

TFM Multihead Weigher for sticky, fresh protein applications, the Screw feed  multihead weigher is designed to handle sticky and awkward products.

The rotating screws control the product and help with flow challenges typically faced with vibratory feeders, to overcome sticky and awkward products.

The rotating screw feeders keep product moving, without damaging products 

The rotating screw feeder control maintains consistent flow, and give accurate flow of products

Product is fed to the top of the weigher where a rotating/ vibrating head sends it out towards the feeder troughs. 

All the hoppers are fed with an adequate amount of product. 

The product released from the opened weigh hoppers is channelled by a discharge chute into whichever packaging system you require Bags or Trays

Our discharge chutes are strengthened to help with cleaning. In each trough, a screw gently transfers product into the top holding hopper then drops into the weigh hoppers.

The integrated computer picks the weigh hoppers whose contents will combine to give the right target weight, and will release only those hoppers with the target weight.

Awkward Products

Chicken, Beef, Marinated Products, Stuffing, Cabbage and many other sticky and awkward products

316 Stainless Steel

Siemens PLC

Schneider, Airtac, Danfoss Components 

Rotating Top Cone with Photosensor 

Screw Feeders

Dimple Plate

Anti-Humidity System

55 degree discharge chutes 

Various Buckets Sizes

Can be supplied with either 12/14/16/20 Heads 

For further information contact Total Food Machines on 02890 994 202 or email sales@totalfoodmachines.com 


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Multihead Weighers for Vegetables

Multihead Weighers for Vegetables 

Various head sizes available 8-36 head

Various bucket sizes available upwards from 0.5 Litres

Smooth or Dimple Buckets 

High Level on Gantry or Low Level (Portable)

316 Stainless Steel

Siemens PLC 

All components Schneider, Danfoss, Airtac 

Ideal for weighing a variety of vegetables carrots, potatoes, courgettes, cabbage, diced vegetables, green beans, fresh & frozen vegetables, diced sliced poatoes, french fries and many other vegetable products 

For further information contact Total Food Machines on 02890 994 202 or email sales@totalfoodmachines.com

 

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Rotary Doypacker Premade Bags Filling Line

Rotary Doypacker

Premade Bags Filling Line(rotary) 1) Vibrating feeder

2) Z type conveyor

3) Working platform 4) Multihead weigher 5) Doypack machine

Z type elevator with vibrating feeder

• Machine: Stainless steel 304

• Buckets: food grade PP 1.8L

• With doors along the elevator for easy maintains and cleaning

• With transparent door for monitoring buckets

• Stainless steel electric cabinet

• Speed adjustable

• Working with weigher

• Power supply single phase 220V 50HZ 1.5kw

Vibrating feeder

• Material: Stainless Steel SUS304

• Upper hopper volume: 75L

• With vibrating controller 

 

Working platform

• Material: Stainless Steel SUS304

• Anti-skidding stainless platform and ladder thickness 3mm

• Stainless steel 304 square feet 150x150x3mm

• Stainless steel 304 square structure 100x50x2mm

• Stainless steel 304 guides height 1100mm

• Stainless steel 304 feet

• Dimension: 2500(L)×2500(W)×1800-1900(H)

14 Head weigher

• Frame Material: Stainless Steel SUS316 for touchable surfaces

• PLC Siemens Control System

• Siemens Touch Screen with stainless steel housing

• HBM load cell

• Plain plate surface

• Weigh Hopper Volume: 2500Ml

• Vibrating and weighing top cone

• Weigh Range: 10 – 1500g

• Power Supply: AC220V±10% 50HZ/60HZ 2KW

• 99 sets product parameters

• Original program can be restored.

• Easy cleaning and maintenance with clean function, all hoppers can

stay open.

• Piece counting function.

• Step motor angle can be set according to different product.

• Stagger dump prevents products blockage.

• Multi-discharging function

• Waterproof electronic carbine

• Modular electronic boards for easy maintains

• With timing hopper

• Including two discharging tubes connected with packaging machine

 

Rotary doypacker Main specifications:

• Type: Parts touch the products are stainless steel

• Run the machine on the 7 inch touch screen.

• Pick pouches automatically.

• Bag size range: Width:100-210mm, Length:100-300mm

• Power: 380v 3phase 50Hz

• With hot ribbon printer: Totally Max. three lines and each line with Max.14 characters including spaces, to be confirmed by the customer

• With air discharge device

• With output belt

• With centralized lubrication device

• Machine is driven by cam, durable and easy to maintain

• With oil-free vacuum pump to avoid pollution

• Packaging speed: About 35-40 bags/min (The speed will vary in the

packaging weight, the packaging precision, the product character,

and pouch character).

• The material packed: nuts/dry fruits

• Character of the material packed: with uniform density

(homogeneous density and easy flowing)

• Filling weight: Max about 500g

• Pouch style: standup bag

• Packaging shop conditions: air humidity should be under 50%,

suitable for packaging machine working.

• Power supply: AC380V±10% 3- phase 50Hz

• Compressed air: 5~8kgf/cm2, 0.4m3/min

• Noise from running machine: within 75db(out of the radius of

1m).

• The sealing style is straight/net type; sealing width is 10mm -15mm

and can be adjusted slightly 

 

The following requirements for pouch should be met:

• Static electricity on the pouch must be rid during their process, and there mustn’t any vapor, moisture and water drip on the surface and the inside of the pouches.

• Pouches mustn’t be adhered together because of print problem, and the pouches must be even and smooth enough.

• The error about pouch width must be under ±1.5mm. The error about pouch length must be under ±2.0mm.

• Pouch’s sides should be even and straight, and the angle between two sides of adjacent form a right angle, and either end of the pouch must be sealed well.

• Each pouch must have the same thickness and same hardness, and pouch must be even and there’s no wrinkle or bend.

• The filling product in the pouch should be at least 30mm (this number should be changed according to different pouches and products) below the point where the machine grips are settled on the pouch for the pouch sealed well.

• The distance between the zipper and the bag mouth edge must be all the same and must be 30mm to 35mm.

The particular parameters:

• Packaging procedure: Pick pouches automatically→ Open zipper, Print date→ Open bag→ Measure and Fill → Charge Nitrogen→ Seal→ Second seal→ Finish and output ? Open pouches by vacuum.

• A device, with this machine, is against sealing vacant pouches to make sure that if there is no fill, there will be no seal.

• The packaging machine can control the movement of the drop of materials freely to avoid waste of materials.

• The packaging machine will be equipped with safety doors, which are made of transparent plexiglass.

• Workers only need to press two buttons on the touch screen to change distances between grips at one 3 August 2023 time for different pouch sizes.

• The packaging machine will be equipped with suitable funnels according to pouch styles and sizes, and funnels can be replaced easily.

• The packaging machine will be equipped with a vibrating device, which can make sure there’s no sealing trouble during the packaging of materials.  

Main components:

• Temperature regulator: OMRON

• The main motor: Taiwan Brand

• PLC/HMI :Siemens Germany

• Vacuum pump: ORION Japan

• Pneumatic elements: SMC Japan

• AC contactor: Schneider, France

• Frequency transformer: Danfoss

For further information contact Total Food Machines on 02890 994 202 or email sales@totalfoodmachines.com

 

 

 

 

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Our policy for the 5 star assessment of the used equipment we have for sale, will be assessed by an independent engineer, our philosophy for providing this service is we understand the pressure all our customers are under on a daily basis and need to have peace of mind when buying used machinery without having manufacturing and processing problems.

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