Machine Design / Manufacturing

VersaWeigh

An Inline Scale

Thermo Fischer Scientific turned to Solid when it needed a solution for the inline weighing of food products.

Challenge

The weighing game

How do you build a machine that can weigh items without slowing down production?

Solution

Heavy lifting

Solid participated from initial concepting through build and test of the first prototype of a conveyor system with inline weighing capabilities. This included layout development, mechanical engineering, assembly and testing. The entire range of product offering was documented in AutoDesk Inventor CAD software using a complex dimensional table structure to account for many possible configurations. Product ranges include 10 lengths in 5 widths and 3 weight capacities.

Result

Moving the merchandise

The result is the VersaWeigh Food Checkweigher Machine. It is used for weighing food products such as cake mixes, cereals, pharmaceuticals and other packaged goods. The conveyor system maintains a linear product handling path, it’s cleanroom friendly and designed for USDA 3A wash down.

Project Details

What We Did

  • Conceptualization

  • Product Concept Development

  • Prototyping

What We Used

  • Industrial Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Manufacturing Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

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