Weigher improves output for Cloetta

The installation of an Ishida multihead weigher at Cloetta’s factory in San Pietro in Casale in Italy has increased production efficiencies by over 10 per cent, equating to an additional 250kg of product packed every shift, says the company.

The Ishida CCW-RS-216B-2D was installed as part of Cloetta’s transfer of the production of brand Sisu from its Finnish factory to the San Pietro in Casale plant. The weigher has replaced two machines in the previous operation, achieving speeds of up to 150 packs per minute on 32g and 70g cartons.  Accuracy on the 70g pack is to within 0.3g of target.

The automatic packing line is able to handle both single and double packs, which are film sealed, with the single packs placed into retail ready cartons and the double packs into boxes

Sisu is an iconic brand so it was important that the new production facility in Italy was able to meet the high standards expected of the product.

“Our facility was recognised as delivering the highest production quality and it was vital that we could match this quality in our packing operation,” explains plant manager, Marco Bagato.

“Cloetta has Ishida weighers installed in its plants throughout Europe so we were well aware of the machines’ capabilities.  It was therefore a natural decision to opt for the Ishida weigher as it represented the ideal balance of quality, performance and price.  Indeed, we know it has the capacity to operate at even greater speeds of up to 180 packs per minute, but at present we are restricted by the speed of the cartoner.”

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