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Speedweighers boost throughput for Thorntons.

Speedweighers Boost Throughput for Thorntons

The confectioners Thornton Plc have just installed twelve Toledo Speed weigh scales to checkweigh their boxed confectionery output at their Belper factory.

Whilst much of the packaging is still done in the traditional manner, the peak periods for output were putting a strain on the whole packaging operation. As up to 1800 boxes of confectionery have to packed and weighed each hour, it seemed a sensible idea to checkweigh them to make sure everything was present so that packs comply with the average weight legislation.

Apart from chocolates, they also produce speciality toffees and boiled sweets, both in bags and in bulk, in a range of sizes from 30g to 3lb and 5kg bulk packs. By using the 'traffic lights' on the Toledo Model 3026 over/underweight scales, operators can tel if the required quantity has been packed or whether to add or subtract pieces before the boxes are passed down a conveyor for final packaging.

As readers will remember, these weighing units are supplied by Mettler-Toledo Ltd of Beaumont Leys.

PHOTO : One of the Speedweighers seen installed at Thorntons
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Title Annotation:Thorntons Plc's weighing instruments installed by Toledo Scale Corp.
Publication:Food Trade Review
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Date:Jul 1, 1991
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