LUTZ, FLA. — Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection continues to innovate its checkweighing and metal detection solutions, this time introducing a new series of washdown-resistant combination systems specifically for dairy and meat product producers.

The CM33 and CM25 Washdown combination systems pair checkweighing and metal detection with quick-cleaning designs to enhance the detection of foreign contaminants and precise weighing capabilities.

The CM33 Washdown model is based on Mettler-Toledo’s C33 PlusLine Washdown checkweigher. Now equipped with metal detection capabilities, the CM33 solution can handle mid-range frequency operations and a throughput of 250 pars-per-million. The solution offers weighing accuracy within 0.2 grams.

“The CM33 Washdown and CM35 Washdown systems bring something new to the market,” said Frank Borrmann, market manager at Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection. “These are highly automated, high performance machines, using Mettler-Toledo’s well-known precision technology – among the most advanced in these fields today – packed into a compact, open frame unit that is proven to be able to work in the harshest of washdown environments with no loss of quality. In addition, by combining checkweighing and metal detection in a single machine, food manufacturers can also save space in their factories, and benefit from service and support from a single supplier.”

Both the CM33 and CM35 systems can be paired with one of three metal detector configurations to best suit processors needs. These include a small system for packaged products, a bulk system for dry product applications, and a metal detector with maximum sensitivity.

These new combination systems include easy assembly components, tool-free maintenance and self-adjusting elastic belts to reduce downtime. Additionally, up to 250 recipes can be stored for automatic job setup, and additional recipe memory can be added if needed.

The CM33 and MC35 Washdown combination solutions run two separate HMIs — one for the checkweigher and one for metal detection — which work together to eliminate redundancy and provide access to all critical control point data.

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