Checkweigher offers in-motion weighing of red meat products.

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Designed to ensure conformance to pre-set weight ranges of raw, bagged, boxed, or other packaged red meat products, In-Motion CheckWeighing system can process 50 pieces, up to 30 in. in length, per minute. With box unit capacity up to 100 lb, weighing capabilities are accurate to ±0.04 lb, 95% of time, with gap error warnings embedded in software. Infiniti(TM) Plus programmable controller provides protection against washdown water and condensation, and unit is NTEP-certified.

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New In-Motion Checkweighing Systems for Red Meat Introduced by Gainco

Gainesville, GA, December 14, 2007 -- New In-Motion CheckWeighing systems from Gainco, Inc. provide accurate high-speed, in-motion weighing of raw, bagged, boxed or other packaged red meat products to ensure conformance to pre-set weight ranges. Not only are they designed for operating efficiency and labor savings, they also deliver precision weighing accuracy.

With a box unit capacity up to 100 lbs., the weighing capabilities of Gainco In-Motion CheckWeighers are accurate to ±0.04 lbs., 95% of the time, with "gap error" warnings embedded in the software. Accurate downstream distribution of the product is maintained by means of advanced communications from the checkweigher to various automated or manual functions downstream, including the boxing of multiple finished products, vertical bagging systems or sorting tables.

The rugged construction of Gainco's In-Motion CheckWeighers is specially designed to withstand the rigors of heavy use in harsh processing environments, and the system can process 50+ pieces (boxes and bags) per minute up to 30" in length.

Gainco's In-Motion CheckWeighers also feature an optional reject arm that diverts products quickly yet carefully, thereby optimizing quality and appearance of the product prior to re-work. Highly durable plastic belting is employed for reliability and enhanced sanitation. The three-frame design isolates the weigh unit from the heavy-duty infeed and outfeed frames, and an optional reject chute is also available.

An important feature of the in-motion checkweigher is the proprietary Gainco Infiniti(TM) Plus programmable controller, providing today's best protection against washdown water and condensation thanks to a highly durable polymeric housing that protects the weighing apparatus equally well in cold work environments and during hot washdowns and high-pressure washing. Likewise, the housing is impervious to the harsh chemicals typically used in washdown procedures in meat, poultry and seafood processing environments. The unit is NTEP-certified, and third-party tests show that the controller's performance meets the stringent IP69K washdown standard.

Gainco's Dataman® Data Collection System, available for use with in-motion checkweighers, is a software/hardware combination allowing for the integration of all remote units on the production floor. Operators can set parameters for individual pieces of equipment, monitor yield and throughput, and create customized reports - all from a single location. The data is provided to plant managers and corporate executives via a network interface. The raw data can then be moved to popular databases such as Oracle, SQL Server and DB2.

Gainco's new In-Motion CheckWeighing systems for red meat processors integrate seamlessly into existing meat production operations. For more information, contact Russ Williams at (770) 534-0703.

Since 1984, Gainco, Inc. has been a leader in the development of online electronic weighing, sizing, sorting and distribution systems to increase yields, productivity and efficiencies in meat and poultry processing plants. Gainco manufactures a full range of bench and floor scale equipment as well as automated weighing systems and equipment. The company's extensive product line includes in-motion portion sizing equipment, high-speed sorting and counting systems for meat, poultry and seafood applications, as well as batch weighing equipment for processing parts into bags and/or boxes.

Gainco systems and equipment are installed in the facilities of major U.S. meat and poultry processing companies, as well as numerous international processing facilities. The company is a subsidiary of Bettcher Industries, Inc. Web site address:

For more information contact:
Russ Williams, Marketing Manager
(770) 534-0703

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