Bahlsen Ensures High-Quality Products with METTLER TOLEDO GARVENS Product Inspection Equipment
11/20/2009

To ensure customer satisfaction and cost-efficient production, Bahlsen selected equipment from METTLER TOLEDO GARVENS to verify that its products are not under- or overweight and are free from metal contamination.

Online PR News – 20-November-2009 – – Bahlsen, Germany’s leading cake and biscuit manufacturer, takes pride in the quality of its products. To ensure customer satisfaction and cost-efficient production, Bahlsen selected equipment from METTLER TOLEDO GARVENS to verify that its products are not under- or overweight and are free from metal contamination.

High-quality production

Since its foundation in 1889, innovation has always been a key trait at Bahlsen, which annually produces more than 152,000 tons of biscuits for more than 80 countries around the world. An industry leader since 1904 when it introduced its proprietary TET moisture-proof packaging, Bahlsen was also the first European company to start using a conveyorised production line. On its production line, Bahlsen demands the utmost in quality and full documentation of production processes.

Accurate and sensitive

To meet quality goals, Bahlsen required a flexible, dynamic weighing solution with sensitive metal detection capabilities and the ability to inspect a vast range of products. The company needed a checkweigher that could very accurately weigh products across a broad weight range (between 20 g and 750 g). To meet these requirements, Bahlsen chose METTLER TOLEDO as its product inspection equipment supplier. METTLER TOLEDO provided a combination system using GARVENS checkweighing and SAFELINE metal detection technology.

Monitoring product weight

With an accuracy of 300 mg, the XS3 CC H checkweigher uses automatic air jet rejection to remove underweight and overweight products from the production line. Elimination of underweight products ensures adherence to Weights and Measures legislation and enhances consumer satisfaction while the removal of overweight products and provision of feedback to fill machines minimises product waste. Separate rejection of underweight or overweight and metal-contaminated products allows for the prompt identification of the cause of rejection, allowing Bahlsen to optimize its production line.

Flexible equipment

The selected METTLER TOLEDO equipment provides several additional capabilities that allow producers of a wide variety of products to rapidly set up and changeover production lines. These features include its ability to weigh 300 packs per minute, work at variable conveyor belt speeds, and provide a 200-item product library. The system’s touch screen display further facilitates production with clear, intuitive operator guidance that enhances ease-of-use and minimises time needed for operator training.

Quality assurance

By partnering with METTLER TOLEDO, which also provides services including equipment installation and maintenance, Bahlsen is able to use the latest in product inspection technology. The METTLER TOLEDO solution gives Bahlsen the confidence that it is supplying only the highest quality products to its customers.