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Case study: Ahmad Tea

Published on Tuesday 02 October 2012 (12:55pm)

Customer’s motivation for investment

Ahmad Tea is a UK-based family business, drawing on three generations of tea blending and tasting experience. The company approached Yamato with the requirements of increasing the speed and accuracy of their production lines, whilst still maintaining the high quality of the final product.  Ahmad Tea produces a number of blended tea products which consist of numerous teas and flavourings and therefore the ability to undertake quick and easy product changeovers was also required.

Actuator repairs ensure optimum performance

Published on Wednesday 12 September 2012 (12:05pm)

Ian Aitchison, Technical Director at Yamato Scale UK, explains the role of an actuator and why actuator repairs are essential

Yamato prides itself on the integrity and reliability of all its weighing machinery. However, parts replacement becomes necessary at some point of the machine’s life due to general wear and tear and external influences. Actuators are essential to your machine's performance as they contain the ‘load cell’ or ‘weighing scale’ of the machine, as well as the motors and levers which control the movements of the buckets.

Case study: detergent manufacturer

Published on Friday 24 August 2012 (3:15pm)

Customer’s motivation for investment

The customer, a multi-national manufacturer of leading household detergent brands needed to modernise their weighing operations by moving from a volumetric weigher to a multihead weigher in order to significantly increase their speed and accuracy, while improving efficiency and profitability.

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.