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Most common errors in the choice of a checkweigher: how to recognize and avoid them

What separates a mediocre checkweigher from a high quality one? Some aspects which are often underestimated and lead to choose an inadequate dynamic scale.


Posted by Alberto Clerici, PRISMA INDUSTRIALE S.r.l.

26 September 2017



Which are the most common errors in the choice of a checkweigher?


Which features have to be taken into account before purchasing a dynamic scale to make sure to introduce in the production line a high-quality machine?


Which are the core aspects which make a checkweigher a top level one?




Each application is on its own, however there are some technical issues which are always valid, regardless of product type, working environment and even available budget.


Indeed, investing in a poor-quality machine doesn’t mean saving some money; it means shifting the problem downstream, loosing the chance to make the company save real money and to protect it from huge risks.


We have collected in a brief guide the analysis which any Quality Manager should run before purchasing a checkweigher in order to be completely sure not to waste his own money.



The aspects to be verified can be grouped in 4 broad categories, which will be addressed in 4 different chapters: