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Small Parts Kitting and Checkweighing

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Cross Small Parts Kitting and Checkweighers

Checkweighing is a fairly common scale application. Essentially, it is a scale that is programmed to tell the operator if the piece(s) being measured falls within a specific target weight range. Scales can be programmed to show this both graphically or with stack lights. This technology can also be taken a step further to be used for kitting applications. At the most basic level, an assembled kit can be placed on the scale to ensure the complete kit is at the target weight.

This, however, may not be enough as putting too many of the wrong components and not enough of the right ones could still potentially reach the correct weight. Our engineering department has developed our Kitting Wizard, a solution for the manual parts kitting processes. The Wizard takes operators through a predefined program, which directs them to add specific parts to the kit in a specific order. Pictures and/or text help the operator identify which part to use. Incorrect parts or parts that are under- or overweight are flagged and the program will not continue until errors are corrected.

Parts can be added by weight or by number of units, like four screws or three washers. Multiple parts, large parts or very small parts can also be accommodated.

Equipment Features And Benefits

  • Having accurate parts kits saves time and money, by speeding up throughput and ensuring that only the correct number of parts is used and nothing more.
  • Customer service is also improved customers can use the kit right away and complete the task, rather than calling customer service to complain because they’re missing a bolt or a washer
  • The 7” color touch display has an intuitive user interface, where images of parts, work steps, or process status can be clearly displayed. This significantly reduces language barriers or user experience levels during the process.
  • The system provides real time inventory management, for completed kits and components
  • Component weights are logged for trend analysis
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Applications and System Options

Applications for checkweighing beyond kitting include parts counting, dosing, and bag filling. They are most commonly used in industries such as consumer products, pharmaceuticals, medical device manufacturing, food & beverage, and contract packaging.

Checkweighing & kitting reduce your risk of warranty claims and returned product because you know that your product was shipped with all the necessary parts. It also increases the efficiency of your team by making your packing process move faster with less error, resulting in less need for rework. Finally, the quality of your product improves because all needed parts are included and you are sure that your product meets specifications.

Interested in custom checkweighing and kitting solutions? Contact our team today, we would love to design a solution for you!

Barcode scanner

Label or ticket printer

Bag sealers

Box / case tapers

Production count message displays can be updated

Kit production & component inventory usage data

tack-lights for 360 degree visual & audible component check feedback

Cross Company Calibration Services

When equipment is used repeatedly, eventually accuracy will begin to decline. And if that equipment is measuring something critical to your production process, that can be a major problem for your operation. That’s why in addition to online metrology equipment we also provide calibration services. These can be performed on the equipment before it gets to you or on-site at your facility. That way you can trust that your tools are working the way you need them to.

When you partner with Cross for your small parts kitting, checkweighers, or other dimensional metrology equipment, you can trust that you’re getting quality equipment from industry-leading brands that’s expertly calibrated to your exact needs. That’s one of the main reasons so many industrial operations choose Cross Precision Measurement as their single-source calibration and scale equipment provider. It’s hard to beat NIST traceable, ISO accredited equipment calibration procedures combined with world-class customer service and quick turnaround times.

Interested in calibration services? Take a look at the ISO 17025 calibration services offered by Cross, check out our kit wizard brochure, or contact one of our calibration experts today to learn more.

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Why Cross Small Parts Kitting and Checkweighing?

Whether it’s floor scales or CMMs, we always work to provide our customers with the dimensional metrology equipment they need for their production processes. And if required, we can also devise custom solutions to meet the needs of unique operations.

In an increasingly competitive manufacturing environment, it always pays off to find ways to optimize your process. Even a small amount of increased throughput or extra productivity can mean the difference between you and one of your top competitors. That’s why working with Cross is seen as a competitive advantage to many in the industrial world.

Between our products, calibration services, inspection services, and custom solutions, Cross Precision Measurement is a single-source precision measurement equipment and service provider to many in the industrial world. And we can provide those same world-class services and industry-leading products to your operation, too.

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Did you know… Cross Company is an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). Our ESOP started in 1979 and as of 2006, we are 100% employee-owned! Learn more about our ESOP and how that benefits both team members and our customers.
Did you know... the precision measurement group at Cross was founded in 1939 by our current CEO's grandfather, Jim King. That's a whole lot of calibration!
Did you know... A fingerprint weighs about 50 micrograms. We know, we weighed it! The residue left from a finger can actually make a difference in weight results which is why we wear gloves when we calibrate weights. For reference, a sheet of paper is about 4.5 grams, that’s 4.5 million micrograms.
Did you know… Cross Company has grown significantly since our start in 1954. Over the years we've acquired 26 companies! Today, our five groups have expertise in everything from industrial automation to precision measurement, and industry knowledge going all the way back to 1939.