The Smart Cart overcomes these issues by moving individual weigh carriages with pre-loaded receptacles (bag, bucket etc.) to the feeder stations around a monorail track. In this way the raw ingredients are weighed directly into the container on the carriage from the feed station therefore eliminating cross contamination.
Each carriage incorporates a high accuracy force motion platform scale to give typical weighing accuracies on minor ingredients of +/- 3g or better. As the smart cart carriages run upon a continuous monorail track numerous carriages can be added to increase overall throughput.
This system can also reduce / eliminate costly downtime due to weigher malfunctions as each weigh carriage can be simply removed from the track for maintenance or repairs. The remaining carriages will then continue the weighing operations or an additional spare carriage can be added to maintain the same throughput.
Automatic systems for bucket, container and bulk IBC can also be supplied although the latter would normally be located upon a linear track.
Due to the unique philosophy of the Smart cart it is possible to incorporate additional feed stations and track extensions at a later date if expansion should be required.