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  • Publication Date: 09/01/1990
  • Author(s):
    Mattson, James
  • Article Type: Technical Articles
  • Subjects: Bagging and packaging, Weighing and batching
Bagging scales accurately fill bags with dry bulk materials by weight, not volume. This article provides information to help you select a bagging scale for your application; sections describe bagging scale types, components, and selection factors.

Filling each bag with the same quantity of material is the primary requirement of any bagging operation. A device called a bagging scale — which is used to bag free-flowing or semifree-flowing dry materials such as chemicals, fertilizers, feed, grains, salt, and sand — accurately fills bags by weight. While bagging scales can fill both valve and open-mouth bags, this article discusses bagging scales that fill open-mouth bags.

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