Single belt sets ‘organic’ checkweigher apart
Monday 14 June 2010Enhanced hygiene, ease of cleaning and cost savings are benefits claimed by Bizerba for its new checkweigher for unpackaged food products.
A spokesman from the German company told FoodProductionDaily.com that its CWP Neptune machine’s hygienic ergonomic design means it is highly suitable for weighing and sorting unpackaged perishable goods, such as minced meat, cheese, fish and salads. The company said the equipment also lowers operational costs thanks to a reduction in wear on components.
Bizerba said it developed the checkweigher in response to increasing consumer demand for organic products that contain fewer preservatives. These products more susceptible to bacterial contamination during the production process which heightens the need to design machines to meet such increased hygiene requirements, said the firm.
To achieve this, the system was developed in line with the hygienic design criteria of the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG) and only requires the use of one single drive belt.