Filling -> Conveying -> Closing -> Finishing -> Consumables -> Parts & Services
Inpak Systems offers end-to-end industrial packaging solutions, consumables, parts & services since 1986. We work with a variety of top-notch industrial packaging companies. Inpak offers well-made, durable, and competitively priced machinery, all of which perform consistently well for customers and packaging lines of all sizes. We’ve been providing simple & sophisticated packaging solutions for small, medium & large businesses for 35+ years.
Bag-filling equipment, while capable of high accuracy (i.e., +/- 0.5%), cannot be certified for weighing products intended for sale. This is due to two primary factors:
- Product Movement: During the filling process, the product is in motion, affecting the weighing accuracy.
- Equipment Dynamics: Bag-filling equipment incorporates moving components that are susceptible to wear and adjustments, further impacting weighing precision.
Unlike the stationary scale in your doctor’s office, bag-filling equipment lacks a fixed, stable platform for precise weight measurement.
Companies selling products by weight must utilize a separate, verifiable scale to ensure their products meet the labeled weight. This verification process involves weighing a statistically significant sample of bags using an NTEP (National Type Evaluation Program) approved device.
NTEP approval serves as a testament to the scale or weighing device’s consistent accuracy over time. This assurance is particularly crucial for products sold by weight, a category that encompasses virtually all food items.
For more comprehensive information on federal product weight measurement regulations, refer to the NIST publication “Weights and Measures Program Requirements-NIST.” State and, in some cases, federal or local authorities are tasked with inspecting and monitoring companies to ensure their filled bags meet the labeled weights. They also verify that the weight-measuring devices (scales) are approved and undergo regular recertification.
Approved scales must undergo weight certification, which can be performed by state-licensed third-party service companies. These specialized companies handle the installation, repair, and certification of scales to ensure their accuracy. They are authorized by regulatory bodies to introduce new weighing instruments into commercial service. Scales typically require annual recertification to maintain their validity.
For more specific recommendations for your NTEP Scale contact us at 1-608-221-8180 or email us at [email protected].
Startup, Preventative Maintenance, and In-Plant Services
Inpak is unique in that our Field Service Technicians can perform Startup, Preventative Maintenance, and In-Plant Services on all of our equipment. We’re ready and able to assist you to get and keep your packaging equipment up & running.
Inpak Systems offers a startup service on your new Filling, Conveying, or Sealing equipment. This includes verifying that the equipment is operating properly to factory specifications. The startup service includes operation verification, operator training, and maintenance training.
Preventative Maintenance Services:
To prevent downtime and costly emergency repairs, preventive maintenance (PM) services are available for all of your equipment. To ensure your packaging equipment operates at maximum efficiency, PMs can be arranged to fit your production schedule.
In-Plant Repair Services:
Inpak Systems offers in-plant repair of your Filling, Conveying, or Sealing equipment. Our experienced, factory-trained, and certified technicians use genuine OEM parts to ensure your equipment is restored to original factory operating specifications. Dispatched from our WI location, we offer national coverage and we ensure a quick response throughout the Midwest.
Contact Inpak for a Field Service Estimate
Filling your packaging needs
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The blog post above is geared toward the Filling end of the packaging process. Inpak Systems offers end-to-end industrial packaging solutions, consumables, parts & services since 1986. We continue to work with a variety of top-notch companies for 35+ years and counting, providing simple and sophisticated packaging solutions for small, medium & large businesses.
Whether it’s Filling -> Conveying -> Closing -> Finishing -> Consumables -> Parts & Services…we likely have what you need to take your business to the next level. Inpak Systems’ solutions and Services are just a few steps away.
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