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Introducing the Sonic 350MDR

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Thompson Scale introduces our newest small package checkweigher conveyor design, the Sonic 350MDR. This innovative and unique design incorporates a 1.2” dia. SS IP67 rated motorized drive roller into the conveyor. This eliminates heavy and expensive external drives and drive components, streamlines the conveyor design, and greatly improves the performance and durability of the checkweigher conveyor. The Sonic 350MDR offers conveyor sizes from 12” long x 4” wide belt, up to 18” long x 8” wide belt, with a variety of lengths and widths in between. Speeds are variable from 30 to 100 fpm, and production throughput up to 100 units per minute. Weight capacity for the Sonic 350MDR is up … [Read more...]

5511 Universal Scale Controller

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The 5511 universal scacle controller is a compact all-in-one scale controller designed for fill-by-weight and in-motion checkweigh operations. All the I/O required to operate virtually any type of filler system or in-motion scale is included, as is a simple user-friendly interface with a color touch screen. Housed in a NEMA 4X (IP65) enclosure, and configured as a mechanical and functional drop-in replacement for many controllers, such as the GSE series of controllers, this extremely powerful controller upgrades any customer installation to include the most advanced filling and weighing algorithms available on the market. Built in 24VDC inputs and outputs, with optional 110VAC outputs … [Read more...]

Thompson Scale Designs Heavy-Duty Checkweigher-Rejector Combination

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Checkweigher Can Reject Heavy Items Without the Need for a Separate Reject Station (August 23, 2006) HOUSTON, TX – Thompson Scale Company, a leader in checkweighing systems, packaging machinery controls, and custom production scales, announced today the release of the new 4693-R Heavy-Duty Checkweigher. This checkweigher is ideal for production facilities that produce heavy or bulky items and do not have the extra space for a separate reject conveyor to remove their off-weight products. Click on Image to Enlarge The 4693-R Heavy-Duty Checkweigher is unique to the industry and is designed for industrial and institutional packaging applications, with weight ranges from 1 lb to 110 lbs. … [Read more...]

Thompson Scale Offers Upgrades for Filling and Packaging Machinery

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Checkweigher Provides Simultaneous Quality Control Weighments For Up to 16 Packages (May 9, 2006) HOUSTON, TX – Thompson Scale Company, a leader in weighing systems, packaging machinery controls, and custom production scales announces its filler machine upgrade capabilities. Filler upgrades provide a cost-effective way to modernize existing equipment to maximize their productivity. The 4693 Filler Upgrade from Thompson Scale is available for a large variety of filling and packaging equipment, including machinery that puts product in bags, boxes, tubs, totes, drums, or bulk bags. Highly integrated, yet simple to use, controls along with new components are used to increase the accuracy … [Read more...]

The Cost-Saving Benefits of Checkweighers

This article written by Thompson Scale VP Alan Vaught explores the benefits that checkweighers provide. There are specific and tangible improvements that a checkweigher can achieve in the chemical industry that are discussed. * Note: Use the "Zoom-in" tool in Adobe Acrobat to read the article. … [Read more...]

Thompson Scale Releases New Hydraulically Adjustable Checkweigher

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Checkweigher Can Move Up or Down to Meet Multiple Conveyor Heights (August 15, 2005) HOUSTON, TX – Thompson Scale Company, a leader in checkweighing systems, packaging machinery controls, and custom production scales, announced today the release of the new 4693 Hydraulic Lift Heavy-Duty Checkweigher. This checkweigher is ideal for production facilities that produce heavy or bulky items and use conveyor systems that change heights, especially open-mouth net weigh fillers. The 4693 Hydraulic Lift Checkweigher is designed for industrial and institutional packaging applications, with weight ranges from 10 lbs to 400 lbs. Weigh station conveyors range from 28" long up to 5' long, run at … [Read more...]

Sonic 350 Lift-N-Weigh Checkweigher

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Checkweighing Concept Provides New Weighing Options for Packaging Plants (January 10, 2005) HOUSTON, TX – Thompson Scale Company, a leader in checkweighing systems, packaging machinery controls, and custom production scales, announced today the release of its Sonic 350-LW Lift-N-Weigh Checkweighers. These advanced checkweighers provide additional weighing options for companies that package cups filled with various condiments or blister packs that cannot be weighed with a standard checkweigher. The Sonic 350-LW Checkweigher is designed for stop motion weighing of packaged products weighing from 10 grams to 200 grams with accuracies of up to +/- 0.5 gram. This checkweigher is capable of … [Read more...]

Improving Quality Through Data Collection Software

Data collection systems can provide measurable and sustainable improvements in quality and performance in many applications. Informed with accurate and timely factory floor information, managers and employees at all levels can rely on production data to make quicker, more informed decisions about their manufacturing process. … [Read more...]

Thompson Scale Develops New Intermediate Checkweigher Design

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Quick and Easy Toolless Belt Removal System Allows Fast and Thorough Cleaning (November 2, 2004) HOUSTON, TX Thompson Scale Company, a leader in checkweighing systems, packaging machinery controls, and custom production scales, announced today the release of the new 4693i Intermediate Package Checkweighers. These checkweighers provide quick and accurate weighments to effectively provide quality control in production facilities over a wide variety of industries. The 4693i Intermediate Checkweigher is designed for the institutional and packaged food manufacturing, specialty chemical, and corrosive or caustic product industries. It weighs products from 0.5 kg to 50 kg with conveyor … [Read more...]

Thompson Scale Designs Innovative Quad-Lane Checkweighers

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Four Times the Output on One Platform Displays Multiple Product Weights for Enhanced Quality Control (July 8, 2004) HOUSTON, TX – Thompson Scale Company, a leader in checkweighing systems, packaging machinery controls, and custom production scales, announced today the release of the TSC 350-Q Quad-Lane Small Package Checkweighers. These extremely fast and efficient checkweighers offer highly accurate package weighing, reducing shortage fines and the product giveaway issues that many packaging plants face. The TSC 350-Q is a drag chain style checkweigher designed for in-motion weighing of rigid, semi-rigid, and stable products weighing from 5 grams to 10 kilograms. Its unique design, … [Read more...]