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Case study: potato producer

Published on Friday 24 August 2012 (3:11pm)

Customer’s motivation for investment

The customer, a potato packer in the UK, was faced with the task of responding to a market-led initiative from their multi-national retailer customers, which meant packers would have to accept an enhanced pack style; this would enable the retailers to improve the shop floor presentation of the product to the customer.

Case study: Biscuit manufacturer reduces breakages

Published on Friday 24 August 2012 (2:06pm)

Customer’s motivation for investment

Case study: Cheese products

Published on Tuesday 07 August 2012 (1:12pm)

Customer’s motivation for investment

The customer handles a number of different cheese products and was keen to improve their return on investment through increased productivity, reduced giveaway and less wastage on their packaging material.

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Operative training prevents breakdowns

Published on Wednesday 11 July 2012 (9:28am)

Dave Brown, After Sales Engineer, talks about the benefits of new operator training

If you have recently purchased a multihead weigher or checkweigher machine, it is highly recommended to invest in the training of your operators to ensure they can effectively operate the Yamato Scale Dataweigh machines to maintain production speed and quality.

Technology meets industry demands

Published on Monday 25 June 2012 (2:44pm)

Speed and accuracy have been the cornerstone of the food manufacturing industry for a long time, however the balancing act between maximising one without compromising the other has become even more delicate in recent years. The situation for manufacturers becomes even more challenging when the current economic climate is taken into account, with consumers now expecting even more value from products without any reduction in quality or safety.

Calibration services for checkweighers

Published on Thursday 14 June 2012 (10:40am)

For the vast majority of our customers, Yamato Scale checkweighers provide the complete weighing solution. Installed at the end of the production line, checkweighers ensure that all weighed packs are at the correct weight as required by Trading Standards. Combining advanced hygiene with high accuracy and speed, Yamato Scale checkweighers provide exceptional operational performance and reliability.

Versatile solutions for cheese packaging

Published on Monday 11 June 2012 (10:22am)

As anyone who handles it will testify: cheese is a notoriously difficult product to package accurately. It comes in various formats including blocks, sliced and grated and also possesses different textures and sizes.  So it is absolutely essential for dairy manufacturers to be able to package the different variations efficiently, accurately and to a high standard to ensure they reach the stores in a timely fashion. And thanks to new technology this is now possible.

Don’t make a meal out of metal

Published on Tuesday 22 May 2012 (10:56am)

Safety is one of the most important aspects of the food industry. Any brand owner will understand me when I say that it is intrinsically linked to the quality of the end product and if it is neglected consumers will be left disappointed. If standards slip then the result can be serious reputational damage, lawsuits or worse.

Weighing up product development

Published on Friday 02 March 2012 (12:00pm)

The way that manufacturers weigh their products has changed significantly over the years, with FMCG brands now in a position to package their goods in more ways than ever before. Part of this revolution has been the invention of mixing applications, which are integrated into the weighing process. We spoke to Ray Bruen, Yamato Scale Dataweigh’s new Commercial Director, to find out how different weighing techniques in the food production line are helping innovation and new product development (NPD) for FMCG brands.

Yamato looks to future with expanded senior team

Published on Thursday 01 March 2012 (12:00pm)

Yamato Scale Dataweigh, the leading manufacturer of multihead weighers and checkweighers, has significantly strengthened its senior management team by announcing the appointments of a new Commercial Director, Finance Director and Technical Director, as it bids to grow its business in the UK, Scandinavia, the Middle East and South Africa.

UK Managing Director Neil Fowell today announced the creation of the new positions, which are designed to give the company more strategic direction and build on its excellent customer and after sales service.