HAYWARD, CALIF. — Heat and Control, Inc.®, an equipment manufacturer and supplier to various food and non-food industries, is celebrating its partner Ishida’s 50th anniversary in multihead weighing. To commemorate its milestone, Ishida launched a new Computer Combination Weighing-Advantage Series (CCW-AS) multihead weigher.

Ishida was founded in 1893 as Japan’s first private weighing equipment manufacturer and supplier. The company originally focused on equipment for agricultural applications and later expanded to offer multihead weighers to a range of industrial markets, including the dry and frozen food, fresh meat, poultry, fish, pet food and pharmaceutical industries. In 1890, Heat and Control began its partnership with Ishida to expand its weighing business in North America.

To celebrate its anniversary, Ishida has launched its new CCW-AS series of multihead weighers. The weighers provide the opportunity to significantly increase production, according to Heat and Control. With 0.01g weighing accuracy, the new weighers offer advanced automation, improved efficiency, product quality and overall safety. The series is also easy to clean with a hygienic design, reducing cleaning time and ensuring high food safety.

The CCW-AS series boasts smarter controls, including a smart tablet touchscreen to reduce reliance on labor. Smart controls can help reduce downtime and can maximize yield per hour while also ensuring smooth operation in harsh production environments. The multihead weighers also feature connectivity to the Internet of Things (IoT) and provide large data handling capacity.

As well as production benefits, the new CCW-AS series also offers eco-friendly benefits to processors. The weighers use less energy, water and fewer chemicals to help advance environmental sustainability efforts. The series can be used in a variety of applications, including snack foods, fresh produce, meat and meat alternative products, prepared and frozen foods, candy and confectionary, baked goods, pharmaceuticals and pet food products.

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