The new Ishida WM-AI, on show at Auspack on Heat and Control's stand (72), uses artificial intelligence features to improve weighing and labelling accuracy, efficiency, and productivity.
The Ishida WM-AI is a mid-level automatic wrapper with integrated scale and label applicator, and is ideal for tray products such as meat and cheese. It can be used by mid to large-size supermarkets, delicatessens, fishmongers and butchers.
With wrapping and labelling speeds of up to 35 packs per minute, the WM-AI can accommodate a range of tray sizes, and its two-fill roll mechanism instantly selects the correct film size and associated parameters from the machine’s database to create optimum wrap quality using the minimum amount of film, meaning unsealed and incorrectly wrapped trays are no longer a problem.
A CMOS camera system automatically identifies the tray as it is placed on the weighing area of the in-feed. The machine has a wrapping weight capacity of up to 6kg, and its tray height detection system can automatically adjust the film length and tension, ensuring over-filled trays are perfectly wrapped.
The WM-AI is designed to prevent the accumulation of dust and debris. All mechanisms, except the lift, are located outside the food contact area or protected by inclined covers.
Overall, the WM-AI’s design maximises operational efficiency, with film and roll replacement, machine cleaning and error handling reduced to a minimum.