How our Bucket weigher works

The target weight is set in advance. You determine the ideal weight of one bundle of herbs and set the maximum deviation. The upper and lower limits of the target weight can be set separately. An operator stands in front of two Bucket weighers and places a bundle of herbs in one of the two weighers each time. The capacity of ARCO’s herb weighing machines is very high. An operator can weigh 10 to 15 bundles per minute. When the bundle has the correct weight, the center of lights turns green and the Bucket weigher at the bottom opens automatically. The Bucket weigher will not open until the correct weight is reached. This way you can be sure that the weight meets your set requirements at every weigh-in. The herbs land on a conveyor belt placed under the Bucket weigher and can be transported from there to a flowpacker or other packaging machine.


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Use of our Bucket weigher

The Bucket weigher is suitable for loose products that need to be weighed in small portions and can be used for weighing herbs, spinach and salads such as ruccola and lamb’s lettuce. In addition, the Bucket weigher is used for weighing:

Basil Tarragon
Leaf parsley Chervil
Chives Coriander
Lemon balm Curly Parsley
Lemon thyme Laurel
Dill Lavas
Oregano Majorcan
Rosemary Mint
Sageas Thai basil
Celery Thyme

The Bucket weigher can be implemented in new and existing lines. As the belt runs just below the Bucket weighers, the herbs end up nicely compact on the belt, which means they are immediately ready to be packed. The height of the Bucket weigher can be adjusted by means of hand wheels to obtain the correct working height. This provides an ergonomic working environment and allows the bucket to be adjusted to your specific situation.

Advantages of our Bucket weigher

ARCO’s Bucket weighing system brings the following advantages:

  • One operator can operate two Bucket weighers;
  • The operator can always move forward because the two weighing stations provide a buffer;
  • Due to weight registration, always a view on the production;
  • Virtually no human error;
  • Ergonomic environment with adjustable workstation;
  • The lowest possible giveaway weight;
  • Can be combined with all types of packaging machines;
  • Works with proven weighing technology;
  • 10 to 15 weighings per minute per operator;
  • Easy to operate system;
  • Recipes between 0.5 and 500 grams.
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Other possibilities

In addition to the Bucket weigher, we have many other options for checking soft fruits and vegetables for their quality and weight. Namely: our weighing lines PM2020-HC, PM2020-MC, triple deck system, multihead weigher or checkweighers.

Add-ons to our hardware solutions

As a system integrator, we always want to stay one step ahead of the competition. With products that not only provide better performance, but are also stable, safe and sustainable. This requires optimal maintenance of our installations, easy options for making upgrades and the flexibility to respond quickly and efficiently to changing market requirements. To achieve this, more is needed than good service. View the supplement to our hardware services below.

What our customers in the Agri & Food sector say about us

‘ARCO has simplified our production process. Thanks to the comprehensive package of services and the customized solutions, ARCO is the ideal supplier for us.’

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We know ARCO as a no-nonsense company that believes in workable and affordable solutions. This is what sets ARCO apart from other companies. They also have all the necessary knowledge in-house to create a strong and efficient line. We don’t know what the future holds, but we will certainly be happy to work together again.’

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‘ARCO’s weighing line has had a major impact on our production. Our new system cuts product losses by up to 6%. It was a successful project and a rewarding collaboration.’

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