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Publication Date: 09/2009
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Automated weighing and batching system kicks it up a notch

A food processing company automates a spice-batching process to improve quality control and production rates.

JTM Food Group, Harrison, Ohio, produces various prepared-meat products, kettle-cooked products, and baked goods for the food service industry and others. Many recipes include a spice mixture that gives a product its unique flavor. In the past, operators manually scooped the various spices into a batch bucket positioned on a scale, individually weighing each ingredient. However, over the years as customer demand increased, scooping and weighing the spices was taking too much time and causing a production bottleneck. The company needed to find a way to improve its spice weighing and batching.

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