APPLICATIONS

Metroweigh offers PC based software systems for use within the food manufacturing and logistics industries.

All systems feature an instinctive user interface, which results in optimal operator acceptance and minimal training

Please contact us at enquiries@metroweigh.com for your free no obligation demonstration of our hardware and software systems.

AVERAGE & MINIMUM WEIGHT

 

Designed to enable a packer to comply with average or minimum weight legislation, with immediate results and operator prompts for mean or standard deviation values outside limits. Output to a printer and/or wirelessly to a PC with sample and running batch data.

FEATURES

Product Selection:

  • Products and associated data are stored in memory.
  • Operators can select products by ID number or by picking from a list on screen.
  • Batch number and line number information can also be input by the operator to aid traceability.

Sampling:

  • The system is configurable to specify the number of items per sample and will prompt the operator accordingly.
  • As each item is weighed it is automatically detected and recorded in the memory, prompting the operator for the next item.
  • At the end of each sample the mean and standard deviation are calculated and the operator prompted if they exceed pre-defined limits.

Data Output:

  • Sample and batch data can be output to a printer and / or PC.
  • Sample data can include individual item weights and give sample summary results and running batch figures.
  • Alternatively, data can be stored in memory for mass download at the end of a production period.

Product Editing:

  • The list of products in the memory can be edited either through the scale or on a host PC in a text file and downloaded.

Customisation:

  • As the indicator is a totally programmable terminal and the standard system can be customised to suit the actual production operation and any additional requirements.

FOOD INDUSTRY STOCK CONTROL

 

Our stock control systems provide traceability of products and minimises product waste (giveaway).

We supply wash down mobile weighing stations (up to IP69) running data control software.

Information tags are printed and can be attached to the trays.

The information includes the net and tare weight, product code and description, Allergen information, trace code, use by date/time, number of items weighed by product, total weight processed by product and outstanding weight required for particular orders.

All the information is recorded by the scale and downloaded wirelessly via a PDA (personal digital assistant) device or hard wired using Ethernet and stored into Excel or a SQL Server database.

New products can easily be added to this database by entering the information into the Excel spreadsheet and then uploading to the indicators via the PDA. Each scale has a unique barcode and number for communication with the PDA. This barcode on the indicator is scanned by the PDA when either retrieving or entering new information. This way all information is unique to the particular scale when logged.

PORTION CONTROL

 

Our Portion Control System is designed to help your business adhere to due diligence rules whilst also observing and operating within accordance of average weight legislation.

The system is able to record and monitor all weights for operators packing to a target or average weight.

Using bench scales linked to a PC, our Portion Control System makes automatic adjustments if average or fixed weights become too high or low. The system provides detailed reports by operator, line or by production floor with each terminal having up to 32 linked bench scales.

Quality assurance checks can be prompted at timed intervals and defined by you, the user. QA questions are prompted at timed intervals or at product changeover requiring the shift manager to complete HACCP and other quality control checks, required by law.

Key Benefits

  • Continuous monitoring
  • Improved Productivity
  • Automatic adjustments
  • Reduced giveaway
  • Due diligence
  • Increased profits

PRODUCT LOOK UP & LABELLING

 

Our advanced product look up and labelling system for the UK market includes use by date calculation, traceability information, BOLD allergen information with multiple label formats and totalising and uses the most requested codifications EAN13, EAN128 bar codes, etc.

All the information is recorded by the scale and downloaded wirelessly via a PDA (personal digital assistant) device and stored into an Excel spreadsheet.

New products can easily be added to this database by entering the information into the Excel spreadsheet and then uploading to the indicators via the PDA. Each scale has a unique barcode and number for communication with the PDA. This barcode on the indicator is scanned by the PDA when either retrieving or entering new information. This way all information is unique to the particular scale when logged.

RECIPE

 

Operators are required to login at the start of each recipe so that in the event of a customer complaint you will be able to see who made the mix. The operator is prompted through the weighing process, leaving no opportunity for error.

The operator can only move to the next ingredient when the weight of the ingredient is within the tolerances set in the recipe, and is only allowed to complete the weighing of each ingredient if the weight is within the tolerances set in the recipe.  An option to print and attach a barcode label to the completed mix before being placed into the chill or further processed is available.

Recipes

  • One place to maintain all recipes
  • User defined tolerances provides product consistency and helps reduce wastage.
  • Flexible ingredient types
  • Multiple password levels allow access to authorised personnel only

Configuration

  • Options for weighing methodology
  • Proportional weighing
  • Batch Weighing
  • Label design with barcode capability

Recipe Weighing

  • User friendly
  • Simple operator prompting
  • Operator has to weigh within preset tolerances
  • Automatic scaling options

Reports

  • Reports are available as standard
  • Recipe Formulation Software

STOCK CONTROL

 

Our stock control systems provide traceability of stock movements.

We supply static or mobile weighing stations (depending on individual needs) running stock control software.

Information labels can be printed and attached to the items. These labels can include barcodes, customer and material details, trace codes, date/time, gross, net and tare weights. All this information is recorded in the weigh station for office use.

Movements of materials can be recorded via scanners and the processed material is weighed out and despatched to their final destination.

All the information is recorded by the scale and can be downloaded wirelessly via a PDA (personal digital assistant) device or hard wired using Ethernet. Reports can be viewed in a SQL Server database or as simple Excel files.

Housekeeping of Customer, Material, Operator and all other Databases can easily be updated using Excel and a supervisor access level to the weigh stations.