Tobacco Inventory Control

Tobacco is packaged in bales based on variety and leaf grade to facilitate storage and transport. Bales vary in size depending on farming and sales systems.

Thayer Scale Equipment for Tobacco Inventory Control

At the front end of primary tobacco processing, slicers cut each bale into slabs that abut each other on a take-away belt conveyor that has a Thayer Scale Model “FP” Conveyor Belt Scale installed within it.

The “FP” Conveyor Belt Scale features multiple idlers directly coupled to a single load cell via a mass counter-balanced weight sensing system which provides immunity to unwanted horizontal force vectors such as belt tension, friction, torsion, and side loads. This system is insensitive to the accumulation of weight that accompanies tare build-up, and provides exceptional immunity to particle jamming of its functional elements. The “FP” Conveyor Belt Scale provides accurate and repeatable total weight measurement when installed in horizontal or inclined conveyors immediately after the slab loading point where shock and impact occur.

Weigh Belt

Weighing equipment for the processing of tobacco

Weighing equipment for the tobacco industry includes:

Weigh belts

  • Designed for light-density material handling in light loading applications (Model M-LD and MXL-LD)
  • Available with open or enclosed construction
  • Built to accommodate to new or existing process streams

Loss-in-weight feeders

  • Auger discharge
  • Vibratory pan discharge
  • Feed rates from grams/minute to tons/hour

Flexible conveyor belt scale designs that support changing configurations

Hopper and silo flow aids

  • Provides consistent, uninterrupted flow of material