Nuts Industry

Thayer Scale offers continuous weighing and batching solutions for growers and nut processors ranging from NTEP approved weighing solutions that generate certified for trade origin weights for crop yield reports and packing operations in the fields, to accurate and repeatable sanitary metering solutions for nut butter / paste, powder, oil and dairy-free beverage base processes, as well as proportional flow rate control of individual product streams in mixed nut blending systems.

Our sanitary weigh belts maintain food safety while providing mass balance measurement or flow rate control in all stages of nut preparation including pre-cleaning, hulling / shelling, sizing, sorting, re-work and packing.

These sanitary weigh belts also play an important role in helping almond processors maintain TERP validation by precisely controlling product flow within the capacity limits of steam or PPO pasteurizers.

Celebrating a long history in peanut butter manufacturing, Thayer Scale systems provide critical measurements for roasting, cooling and grinding processes during which the additives that modify taste and texture are added in the correct proportions as determined by supervisory recipe management systems.

Presently, the company sees growing trends in exotic butter blends. As consumers and their taste buds get more sophisticated, peanuts aren’t the only game in town. There is a shift to a wider variety of nuts; almond, cashew, hazelnut, macadamia, pecan, pistachio, and walnut in butter blends. The process used for traditional peanut butter production, are also used for these newer nut based butters.

Thayer Scale’s instrumentation includes user deployable algorithms that maintain precise proportions in mixed nut spaced blending systems, as well as for applying topical additives for salted, dry roasted and honey roasted products.

Snack Food belt scale

Weighing equipment for the nut industry includes:

Weigh belts

  • Highly-accurate for reliable, repeatable measurements and flow rate control
  • Easily-configured for open- or closed-flow channel construction
  • Engineered to fit new or existing process flow streams
  • Easy-to-clean cantilevered frames permit quick disassembly and assembly

Loss-in-weight feeders

  • Single- or twin-screw
  • Vibratory pan or rotary feeder
  • Feed rates from grams/minute to tons/hour

Flexible conveyor belt scale designs that support multiple conveyor configurations

Hopper and silo material flow promotion solutions

  • Designed to ensure consistent, uninterrupted material flow
Snack Food equipment