Yamato Scale Dataweigh UK has delivered and installed five of its I-Series checkweighers to healthcare contract packaging specialist Wasdell Packaging.
The order followed a successful trial of the solution designed to help deliver Swindon-based Wasdell’s ambitious manufacturing expansion plans.
Wasdell manufactures blister packing, container filling, strip packs, sachet filling and packing and secondary packing.
The firm has been expanding over the past two years for further enhance its ability to package, store and distribute in-house on a large scale.
Wasdell head of sales Andy Causer, said: “We were looking to replace a range of dated equipment and wanted to standardise on the newest and latest technology.”
Wasdell needed a checkweigher that would encompass all the company’s activities. The machine had to be easy to use, cost effective and flexible.
Yamato proposed that Wasdell should install and use an I-series checkweigher on a trial basis.
Yamato engineers delivered both a trial checkweigher and a training package for Wasdell.
Causer added: “The equipment seemed to be reliable, robust and we could obtain the level of service and support we would expect when purchasing new equipment. The idea of being given the opportunity to trial the machine was a no-brainer and one we had to explore.”
Following the successful trials Wasdell has purchased five more Yamato I-series checkweighers and plans to buy a further two machines.
Andrea Spencer, commercial operations manager at Yamato, said: “Products handled by Wasdell come in different packaging types including sachets, blister packs, boxes and cases. Because Wasdell focuses on quality, reliability and innovation it was vital that its process solutions partner should embrace the same values. Wasdell uses high speed packaging equipment so therefore required checkweighers that could match that speed and not interrupt the production process.
“Not only that, it was important that the checkweigher should have the ability to deal with the variety of packaging involved and the different sizes and weights being processed. Speed and accuracy were paramount concerns.”
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