Gainesville, GA (Vocus) March 15, 2007
New checkweigher systems from Gainco, Inc. provide accurate high-speed, in-motion weighing of both bagged and boxed poultry and red meat products against a variety of pre-set "accept" or "reject" parameters. The rugged equipment is specially designed to withstand the rigors of heavy use in virtually all processing environments, and the system can process up to 60 bags or boxes per minute, depending on unit size.
With a box unit capacity up to 50 lbs., the precision weighing capabilities of Gainco checkweighers are accurate to +/- 0.04 lbs, with "gap error" warnings embedded in the software.
Constructed of heavy-duty type 304 stainless steel tubing, Gainco checkweighers feature a hermetically-sealed loadcell design with 8-point overload protection and NEMA 4 controller enclosure to prevent damage to "smart" components from harsh washdown and production processes. The ultra-reliable controller features increased uptime, reduced maintenance costs and user-friendly operator screens. Hardware and software packages are custom-configured to meet specific customer throughput and accuracy requirements.
Gainco's checkweigher equipment also features a reject arm that diverts products quickly yet carefully, thereby optimizing quality and appearance of the product prior to re-work. Highly durable plastic belting is also employed for reliability and enhanced sanitation. The three-frame design isolates the weigh unit from the heavy-duty infeed and outfeed frames, and an optional reject chute is also available.
Gainco's Dataman® Data Collection System, available for use with checkweighers and other yield management systems, is a software/hardware combination allowing for the integration of all remote units on the production floor. Operators can set parameters for individual pieces of equipment, monitor yield and throughput and create customized reports - all from a single location. The data can be provided to plant managers and corporate executives via a network interface. The raw data can then be moved to popular databases like Oracle, SQL Server and DB2.
New checkweigher systems from Gainco can be integrated seamlessly with existing poultry production operations. For more information, contact Russ Williams at (770) 534-0703.
Since 1984, Gainco, Inc. has been a leader in the development of online electronic weighing, sizing and distribution systems to increase yields, productivity and efficiencies in poultry and meat processing plants. Gainco manufactures a full range of automated weighing systems and equipment. In addition to whole bird sizing and distribution systems for broilers and turkeys, the company's product line includes in-motion portion sizing equipment, high-speed sorting and counting systems for poultry, red meat and seafood applications, as well as batch weighing equipment for processing parts into bags and/or boxes.
Gainco systems and equipment are installed in the facilities of all major U.S. poultry processing companies, as well as numerous international processing facilities. Gainco is a subsidiary of Bettcher Industries, Inc.