Leading in Multihead Weighing
Located in Akashi Japan, Yamato is the worldwide leading technology manufacturer of multihead weighers, with subsidiaries and business partners in over 80 countries.
Yamato Scale was originally founded as the Kawanishi Machinery Co Ltd in Japan in 1922 and quickly became the leader for industrial weighing in the food, chemical and heavy industries.
Today the latest Omega premium line series offers unique benefits including high speed productivity, easy operation and excellent hygiene standards. It’s a reflection of the company’s experience in developing innovative and world leading weighing solutions.
Yamato Scale was one of the first companies to realise the true potential that lay in the technology of multihead weighing. At the end of the 1970s, Yamato developed the first multihead weigher. In 1979, Yamato Scale introduced the first multihead weigher that was equipped with load cells.
In order to accommodate the industry’s growing demand for high-speed weighing, Yamato Scale introduced the “Double Shift Operation” in 1981, thereby allowing speeds of 120 weighings per minute (wpm) to be obtained for the first time in history.
In 1984, Yamato was able to increase this speed to 160 wpm with a 16-head weigher containing newly developed memory buckets.
In 1988, Yamato was the first company in the world to create a mixing-software for multihead weighers that would enable the precise weighing of mixed applications. The introduction of the Touch Screen Command Console in 1989 revolutionized the handling and controlling of the multihead weigher.
In the subsequent year, Yamato introduced a 10-head weigher with memory buckets and very compact dimensions that could reach a weighing speed of up to 130 wpm albeit its reduced dimensions.
The launch of the Sigma F1 Frontier Series in 2005 revolutionised the multihead weigher technology, enabling the quick, precise and safe weighing of new and previously unforeseen applications.
In 2008, Yamato launched the ADW F528SVD, a completely new concept for a 28-head multihead weigher.
Working in close cooperation with the leading manufacturers of packaging systems, Yamato is able to offer complete project management solutions, from the feeding and packaging of the product all the way to its dispatch.