Hardy Process Solutions: Dynamic Checkweighers

Can diagnose and reduce overfill rates through process optimization with filling machines.

Can diagnose and reduce overfill rates through process optimization with filling machines.
Can diagnose and reduce overfill rates through process optimization with filling machines.

Hardy Process Solutions’ Dynamic Checkweighers were diagnose and reduce overfill rates through process optimization with filling machines. With integration into a factory control system, via Rockwell Automation’s FactoryTalk®, the Hardy Dynamic Checkweigher is saving a manufacturer overfill expenses of approximately $35,000 annually.

Machine control, statistics, and analytics are managed with an integrated Rockwell Automation CompactLogix® PLC, while the high-performance Hardy HI 4050CW checkweigher controller contributes as a co-processer, generating fast, stable and accurate weight data. The resulting high-speed checkweighing system can process up to 350 pieces/min and generate a myriad of process data that is easily shared with any other device on The Connected Enterprise Network.

Using Wide Area Networking (WAN) connectivity, the customer mentioned here was able to:

  • Monitor real-time production trends and process performance
  • Set alarms around real-time trend data
  • Share and distribute TAGS with upstream control systems
  • Track and monitor local changes made on the equipment
  • Push down product recipes and operating parameters from a centralized control center

Hardy provided these capabilities to the customer with standard integrated software.

The Hardy Dynamic Checkweigher series is a fully automated system designed to automatically weigh items while in motion. The checkweigher controller can communicate both upstream and downstream across Rockwell Automation’s The Connected Enterprise™.

Flexible and accurate, the checkweigher weighs products of virtually any shape or size in containers such as boxes, cans, bottles, rigid shrink-wrapped packages or flexible packages.

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