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Setting Standards in Produce Packaging Weight Accuracy and Speed

Author: Buffy Hagerman

Produce PackagingThe Hamer-Fischbein Model 355 Bagging and Weighing System sets the standard in produce packaging weight accuracy, speed, and bottom line savings. This advanced, highly dependable system automatically dispenses between 20 to 100 pounds of potatoes, onions, carrots, parsnips, walnuts and similar produce into cartons, or paper, mesh, burlap and poly bags. A production rate of up to 400 50lb bags per hour is typical.

Operating sequence: Produce packaging operator places bag on pneumatic clamp that sets conveyor belt in motion. Product begins flowing into bag. Belt speed slows when bag is within two pounds of desired weight. When per-determined weight is attained, belt stops and pneumatic clamp closes, automatically catching and holding in-flight product. Filled bag is released onto the platform.

The Model 355 utilizes a dead weight scale. Weight changes can be made instantaneously. Each unit comes with four standard weight measurements: 20lb, 25lb, 44lb, and 50lb. Other weights are available by special order.

Production protection is ensured.  Designed for produce packaging, all product contact parts are rubber lined to prevent damage such as skinning.

Durability. Heavy-duty construction and reliable components ensure long-lasting service with minimum maintenance.

Accessibility and maintenance. Entire system is caster-mounted for portability, accessibility for cleaning, and ease of maintenance.

High production rates. One 355 system can produce the following bagging and weighing rates:

  • 25lbs at 480-600 bags per hour
  • 50lbs at 420-480 bags per hour
  • 75lbs at 260-320 bags per hour
  • 102lbs at 250-300 bags per hour

For more details, or a video demonstration, contact your local Hamer-Fischbein Distributor. Our inside sales team is also happy to answer any questions you may have. Email: sales@hamer-fischbein.com, or call 1.800.927.4674.

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