Friday 27th May, 2022

New Thayer Scale hygienic weigh feeder

Thayer Scale, a manufacturer continuous weighing and feeding equipment, has designed the new model HWF Hygienic Weigh Feeder to accurately weigh food and dairy products.

Thayer Scale, a manufacturer continuous weighing and feeding equipment, has designed the new model HWF Hygienic Weigh Feeder to accurately weigh food and dairy products.

It provides a flow rate measurement solution for the enhanced food safety processing segment. The Model HWF is specifically engineered to accurately measure the rate of flow, control the rate of flow or dose conveyed, in-process bulk materials for food safety segments that require strict adherence to 3-A standards including, individual QFV, ready to eat food service, meat processing, poultry processing, cheese conversion (shred, grate) and seafood.

Allen McIntosh, Thayer Scale, Sanitary – Food | Pet Care Business Segment Manager said that according to industry estimates, at least one-third of food recalls in North America may be directly related to sanitation, hygiene and material handling issues within food facilities.

“On a related note, the Centre for Disease Control lists unsanitary equipment and surfaces as one of the top five contributing factors of foodborne illness outbreaks.

“The Model HWF provides the enhanced food safety segment with a long-awaited continuous weighing solution that drives process efficiencies.”

Thayer Scale’s Model HWF Hygienic Weigh Feeder is designed and built in accordance with the applicable provisions of 3-A, USDA, and NSF design standards to:

  • Provide accurate and repeatable in-process bulk material flow rate measurement for mass balance calculations and process control.
  • Reduce sanitation time – the HWF disassembles quickly without hand tools to optimise sanitation effectiveness.
  • Tolerate high pressure, high-temperature sanitation evolutions without calibration drift or compromising measurement sensitivity.
  • Provide a long-term, low cost of ownership with rugged, ‘Built-to-Survive’ construction.
  • Assist with CGMP, HACCP and HARCP program compliance.

Several HWF units are installed in a major procuder of dairy products, whose annual sales exceed $5 billion, to improve cheese conversion (shred) lines at multiple sites. The HWF units accurately measure the flow rate of cheese discharged from in-line centrifugal shredders so that anti-clumping agents (dispensed by Thayer Scale vibratory tray-based Loss-In-Weight feeders) can be applied in precise proportion to the measured cheese flow rate, as well as in phase with the fluctuating cheese profile.

David Hyer, President, Thayer Scale said the company is excited to add the model HWF Hygienic Weigh Feeder to its product line of precision weighing solutions

“This continues the aggressive push Thayer Scale has made into the food processing market segments, including coffee, snack foods, gummies, pet food, and other major sub-segments. Our strong commitment to innovation, quality and product development is unparalleled in the bulk solid weighing industry,” he said.

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