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Yamato to unveil multihead weighing at Interpack

Published on Friday 02 May 2014 (12:47pm)

Yamato Scale Dataweigh UK will be joining their German colleagues in Düsseldorf for Interpack 2014 – the largest processes and packaging trade fair in the world, which runs from the 8th to the 14th of May.

Leeds Barge-Pull Fundraiser

Published on Wednesday 30 April 2014 (2:34pm)

Dave Jafrate, Projects Engineer Supervisor at Yamato Scale Dataweigh UK, and 9 friends will be pulling a barge by hand from Liverpool to Leeds to raise money for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

On 4th May 2014 at 10am, the canal barge will leave Liverpool on its way to Leeds. However, this Canal will not be powered by conventional means; it will be powered by the sheer determination and stamina of a small group of volunteers hoping to raise £20,000 for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

Packaging and the cheesy challenge

Published on Thursday 03 October 2013 (11:33am)

As anyone who handles it will testify, cheese is a notoriously difficult product to package accurately. It comes in various formats from blocks, sliced and grated and in different textures and sizes. It is absolutely essential for dairy manufacturers to be able to package the different variations efficiently, accurately and to a high standard to ensure products reach stores in a timely fashion.

Yamato Appoints New MD

Published on Friday 09 August 2013 (1:08pm)

Yamato Scale Dataweigh, the world's leading manufacturer of multi-head weighers and checkweighers, has announced the appointment of Steve McCallion as its new Managing Director with responsibility for the UK, Scandinavian, Middle East and South African business.

Based in Leeds at Yamato's UK headquarters, Steve will implement a new business strategy to increase sales year on year, expand the existing sales team and help to cement Yamato's reputation as the UK's leading provider of weighing solutions.

What is the value of regular machine cleaning?

Published on Tuesday 20 November 2012 (9:56am)

Regular cleaning can help ensure the continued optimal performance and efficiency of your weighing machine and can potentially reduce the need for maintenance in the long term.

Dangers of counterfeit parts in packaging

Published on Tuesday 23 October 2012 (12:25pm)

The harsh economic climate continues to be tough on businesses and ‘streamlining’ has become a watchword for the industry. However, it’s important to recognise the difference between smart, cost saving strategies that will reduce expenditure, and the corner-cutting stunts that only deliver inefficiency, stress and longterm financial loss.

Yamato: Manufacturing speed and accuracy

Published on Tuesday 23 October 2012 (12:17pm)

The packaging process

Efficiency and productivity have been the lifeblood of the food and drink industry since the industrial revolution. Getting products on the shelves of retailers across the country is a hugely complex operation and with so many moving parts, any minor problem can have a serious impact on a brand’s bottom line.

Yamato|Stats Line Monitor

Published on Wednesday 10 October 2012 (9:29am)

Critical information for continuous production line management

With consumers now becoming more cost conscious, it has proven to be a particularly difficult time for manufacturers who have been forced to reduce costs in order to survive. Industry directives such as the Weights and Measures Regulations demand that thorough checks are carried out in order to ensure absolute compliance which may pose a challenge to companies with large production runs.

Hints and tips: Dynamic compensation

Published on Friday 05 October 2012 (12:11pm)


Dynamic Compensation is an important element of Yamato checkweighers as it ensures consistently high levels of accuracy at all times. External influences such as noise, wind and vibrations from machinery and other equipment can all cause inconsistencies between dynamic weight and static weight measurements due to the extremely sensitive weighing capabilities of the machines.

Case study: Italian pasta manufacturer

Published on Thursday 04 October 2012 (1:42pm)

Italian pasta manufacturer increases throughput by investing in modern Yamato multihead weighers

Customer’s motivation for investment

The customer, an Italian pasta manufacturer, wanted to modernise their production line; with the aim of improving the efficiency and speed of the packing process, and thereby allowing the company to increase throughput and improve their profit.