Food one wants to buy as fresh as possible. Not just because of a better taste, but also because of the shelf life and the reduced chance of spoil. When a product is processed immediately after harvesting or catch that also means profit. So when actions such as grading by size or on weight and packaging occur directly on the harvester or on board of a ship, this shortens the way to the store and the consumer buys a fresher product.
It does not work without weight - no other physical quantity is so crucial for the successful
production of and trade in goods and so for the entire processing industry with all its economic consequences.
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Processing fish on a large trawler, con-stantly vibrating and moving with the waves, is quite a challenge. Nevertheless, the weighing of fish on a sailing ship is possible. The accuracy with which bulk quantities of fish are now weighed in batches on the Navigator is an absolute novelty.
Natural resources continue to pose a challenge for the food industry, because natural also means that composition varies, which makes preparing a consistent product difficult. Checking and adjusting all weights is essential in this process, from the raw material to the final product. The proper tools are indispensable
Everything revolves around data, and more so every day. Instead of hardware, the emphasis now lies on software; especially the accessibility of data. Datareporter, a package by Penko that serves to make data accessible, is a good example.
Whereby it goes way beyond weighing and dosing
First responders and emergency workers are expected to be on call seven days a week, 24 hours a day, ready to help immediately and quickly. Improved work conditions make it easier to do that, but lifting patients on stretchers in and out of ambulances can be very difficult.
Industry: Health Care
Van Beek, Drunen the Netherlands, reports that it is now possible to provide accurate real time monitoring of how much product a screw conveyor is handling.
Tracking and tracing is an issue that is topical for many years in many segments of the
processing industry. The ongoing product liability is forcing manufacturers to link their production processes to their administrative processes.
Speed of weighing systems increased substantially.
An electric toy train model at the premises of PENKO Engineering B.V., a manufacturer of weighing equipment, illustrates the principle. The locomotive runs over a load cell upon which a display presents different colours, indicating whether the train is to light. If this is the case, the train
automatically is fly shunted. This principle also applies to automated food packaging, only much faster. The weighing system performs up to 1600 measurements per second.