In any business where weighing is required, precision is crucial. Whether measuring the correct amount of ingredients for food processing or determining agricultural yield, using precision measurements is vital to a company’s profitability. In this article, we’ll look at some of the weighing solutions available and the importance of precision.
In the food industry, it doesn’t matter if you’re a small business or a large food processing company. There is a recipe for everything you make, and it’s important to strictly adhere to those recipes. Firstly, there are strict regulations about the weight of food products. If you are advertising a packet of something that is 400g, it needs to be 400g. There are significant penalties for incorrectly labelling weighed goods, so you must avoid those to stay profitable.
But, importantly, you also need to protect the integrity of the recipe. Consumers get used to a certain taste, and the recipe is integral to that. NWI offers a range of solutions in this area, including recipe weighing systems, batch weighing systems and even the FlexPoint Recipe and Formulation software, which automates much of the process.
These systems give you greater accuracy and control over recipes and enhance your profitability. They ensure that recipe components aren’t wasted, and you get maximum production from the ingredients on hand.
Mass production benefits
Whenever you manufacture anything on a large scale, whether it’s furniture or food products, every tiny saving helps. Let’s consider a business that makes, packages and sells bread. The ingredients may be relatively inexpensive on their own, but the costs add up pretty quickly when you produce bread on a massive scale, even by adding a small excess of any ingredient to a loaf of bread.
Overusing ingredients decreases profitability over time, no matter how small the amount. By using precision weighing equipment and software to accurately determine the amount of ingredients in each batch, you save money in the long run. The added benefit is that many precision measuring instruments and systems can now be automated, further reducing your overheads and cost of production.
Precision measurements in agriculture
Modern agriculture is a lot less about doing things by feel, and much more about doing things with precision. From irrigation to the stimulants given to plants and other crops, precision is crucial in ensuring a higher yield. If you grow tomatoes, for example, they need the right soil quality and nutrients to thrive.
Technology and precision measuring systems play a key role in ensuring all types of agricultural assets grow correctly. From the food you give to livestock to the nutrient balance in soil, it all makes a difference. Success in agriculture requires precision because it’s the best way to ensure your crops or livestock deliver you the best yield possible.
When we’re talking about agriculture on a large scale, it’s a bit like the food processing industry. You may think that a slight inaccuracy won’t make much difference, but a slight inaccuracy in a process that’s repeated thousands of times over can make a huge difference to yield and profitability.
If you’d like assistance in assessing your precision weighing equipment needs, or if you simply need to upgrade your equipment, we’re here to help. NWI are your leading experts for all things weighing-related. We even offer servicing and calibration to ensure the best accuracy at all times. Contact us today to find out more.