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Ready Meal Solutions from Bilwinco in association with Pharmafoods

The BILWINCO range of multihead weighers covers portion sizes from 10 g up to 500 kg and a total weighing output of up to 300 kg per minute.

    • High Speed Multihead with Vertical Form Fill and Bagging Line for fresh and frozen meat.
    • Meeting fixed weight demand with virtually no rejects
    • Hygiene is perfected for the shelf life to be guaranteed
    • Flexible and easy cleaning for frequent product changeovers
    • Radial feeder vibration to prevent marinated products from sticking to surface

Anyone in the business of preparing ready meals for airlines knows how important flexibility, cleanability and quick product changeover times are – in this industry you often don’t know at noon today what you will be packing early tomorrow morning. Further, the product placement accuracy is paramount here – the consumer expects authentic-looking meals! Bilwinco is the distribution tool expert – we tailor-make the distribution tools for your products so that you can be sure that the pasta is placed in the pasta compartment, the meat in the meat compartment etc. We often build packing lines with mobile multihead weighers for the ready meal industry – these can be used more flexibly by moving the multihead weigher between several packing lines, and they can be taken offline for thorough cleaning jobs. And speaking of cleaning, our Revolution Series multihead weighers set new hygiene standards in the multihead weigher business – our cleaning times are up to 50% shorter than our competitors’ due to the sleek, cleaning-friendly design of our weighers. The whole weigher is waterproof to IP67 standards and can be high pressure cleaned. The accumulation and weighing hoppers are interchangeable, something that saves substantial amounts of time when dissembling for thorough cleansing. Our direct weighing and self-taring weighing sensors show unmatched accuracy, and the Linear Drive radial feeders keep even difficult and sticky products moving at the optimum pace, maintaining your productivity regardless of the product being packed.

The challenge with assembled meals is to make each dish look as if it were hand-assembled by white-clad chefs wearing toques – when in fact the meal is largely the result of an automated process, ideally untouched by human hands throughout. In order to meet the challenge, Bilwinco builds tailormade distribution tools that ensure accurate product placement in the tray every time. As in the airline meals industry, mobile weighing units are often called for in order to maintain production flexibility, and the added benefit of the improved cleanability makes this the option of choice for many of our customers. An assembled meal will often consist of elements that are easy to portion and weigh with a multihead weigher, and elements that cause traditional weighers grief. These latter could be cooked fresh pasta, some meat dishes, marinated dishes etc. With the new Bilwinco Revolution Series multihead weighers, and their Linear Drive radial feeders, even very difficult products are processed trouble free and efficiently. Cleanability is a keyword in the assembled meal industry – only with the most diligent hygiene standards can shelf life be ensured. Bilwinco makes staying clean easy, as our machines are the most cleaning-friendly weighers on the market – this translates into higher line availability for you,

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Examples of custom-built mobile Bilwinco distribution tools for the ready meals industry
Anyone can handle short pasta, but the longer the pasta is, the better the meal is. This is how the customer evaluates quality. Long fresh cooked pasta is a true multihead weigher challenge – but Bilwinco has found the way, with a patented rotating rim system. Combine this with our Linear Drive radial feeder vibration system and you get a solution that beats the accuracy of any other solution available, without compromising pasta quality

Many customers in the ready meals industry choose the mobile Bilwinco weighing solutions due to the extra flexibility and the improved cleanability of such a setup.
Placement accuracy is critical in the ready meals industry. Bilwinco designs and builds custom-made distribution tools for each application, so that you can be sure that your ingredients are always placed where you want them