Formula Control Scale System
This video shows an installation of a networked formula control scale at a customer in Dallas, TX. The Operator is guided through the formulation, one ingredient at a time, until the batch is weighed up and completed. The speedometer display ensures the operator weighs up the ingredient to the tolerances setup by management (on a remote PC, or through an ERP interface). In between each ingredient, the lot number is recorded and the inventory is reduced in real time. Full traceability is captured at the PC, ensuring Lot Numbers are recorded and the data is organized, ready for reporting.
Typical installation delivers a return on investment of 2 – 6% of the total ingredient cost, resulting in a payback of less than 6 months.