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NTEP Capacity x Resolution (Standard)
200 lb x 0.1 lb
100 lb x 0.05 lb
40 lb x 0.02 lb
20 lb x 0.01 lb
10 lb x 0.005 lb
NTEP Capacity x Resolution (Metric)
100 kg x 0.05 kg
40 kg x 0.02 kg
20 kg x 0.01 kg
10 kg x 0.005 kg
4 kg x 0.002 kg
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Yes. We do this by means of an indexer (spaces boxes/cases) and conveyor with angled roller belting (aligns boxes/cases against an edge).
This is highly dependent on size of the label & label content. A safe number is around 20-30 boxes per minute.
NTEP is required when you are selling your product based on its weight. Therefore all food processing facilities require an NTEP scale in their facility when capturing product weight. NTEP is also required when transmitting a weight for creating a shipping label.
Yes. However, the label contents must be stored on our system (SDS Controller). Even if the plant network goes down our system will continue to weigh boxes and print a label. When the network is back up, it can access our on-board SQL database to pull the weight information for each box.
How it works: (refer to diagram below)
The Case Indexer ensures all boxes are presented consistently for weighing. It must ensure the proper spacing of boxes so 2 cases are not on the scale at the same time during the weighing cycle.
The Scale Infeed Conveyor ensures the cases/boxes are moving at a constant speed as they transfer onto the conveyor scale.
The photoeye sensors on the Conveyor Scale will start and stop the weighment cycle at the correct point. This weight information is then sent to the system controller. While the weighing process is active, an optional barcode preidentification scanner can be used to automatically identify the type of product during chaotic product box flow.
The System Controller takes weight information from the conveyor scale and the product ID information from either the preidentification scanner or operator input, and looks up product parameters including box tare to determine the information needing to be printed on the label. The label information is then sent to the printer applicator for automatic label generation.
The Printer within the printer applicator will then print a label with bar code data. This label is automatically placed onto a case once the box/case reaches the proper position in front of the applicator.
A Verification Barcode Scanner reads the previously printed and applied barcode label and stores the information in the system controller as verified production if the proper parameters are met. If proper parameters are not met, the system controller will automatically signal the divert to reject the offending box/case.