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What is the AFCW System - The AFCW1000 is a 1000lb (max) Auto-filling Check Weigh System
This machine can operate in three modes: Manual, Automatic and Automatic Tight Stack
Manual: All controls can be operated manually-motors, valve, dust hood. You can manually ZERO the Scale and Valve. You can manually unload the last conveyor beyond the photoeye (for push unloading).
The system can move a variety of empty containers types (boxes or drums) under a butterfly valve, open the valve and turn on product delivery then close the valve incrementally relative to the weight set-point of the system. Once the container is filled, it is transported away from the scale/valve to be stacked or unloaded.
Automatic: Infeed, Scale, Valve and Outfeed are all controlled by the PLC. You can adjust the timers to optimize the flow and you can create and edit set points for the weight and distance the valve opens. In Automatic Mode, the containers stop at the end of each conveyor section as dictated by a photoeye.
Automatic Tight Stack: This is the default setting at power-up. Infeed, Scale, Valve and Outfeed are all controlled by the PLC. You can adjust the timers to optimize the flow and you can create and edit set points for the weight and distance the valve opens. The Tight Stack Option allows you to add full containers onto the conveyor with very little space between each full container, thus optimizing the available conveyor space. In Automatic Tight Stack Mode, the containers form a train until the entire conveyor is full.