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PACE install ’12 bag per minute’ potato hopper/weigher and bagger

PACE Mechanical Handling has recently completed the installation of its latest reconfigured twin weigher in to a large potato growers near Spalding, the Pacer MK II Twin Tank Hopper and Electronic Weigher.

Watch the video of the hopper/weigher in action!

The MK II, an upgraded edition of PACE’s earlier highly successful weigher, is capable of an increased throughput of 18 tonnes an hour (12 bags per minute) and comfortably meets the customer’s requirement of weighing, bagging and stitching 100 tonnes a day.

100% stitch fulfilment

Notable advances on earlier versions of the old style clamping device for bagging now includes 100% stitch fulfilment, along with electronic weighing scales highly tuned for accuracy.

Reliable and easy to use

The Pacer MK II Twin Tank Hopper Weigher, noted for its reliability and improved ease of use, weighs and transfers the correct weight on to a cross conveyor which feeds directly into the presented bag. Following an impressively fast and accurate stitch the bag proceeds onto a pallet, neatly stacked by one of PACE’s mechanical handling robots.

Photo gallery

Photographs of the hopper/weigher in final tests at PACE headquarters before installation.

For more information about PACE Mechanical Handling’s system solutions, including Pacer MKII and the range of mechanical handling robots, please email: or call Nick Cesare on +44 (0) 1775 630 900.

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