The term ‘check weigher’ can be considered a jargonized or slang word for a warehouse or factory operator who is working along the conveyor belts of production and packaging. They could be, to put it bluntly, checking and weighing manufactured or wholesale packaged goods. But nearly twenty years into the twenty-first century, the closest you will be coming to the proverbial human touch on a factory or warehousing floor, will be from a monitoring room or automated packaging system dashboard.
This is because today, deep into the twenty-first century, warehoused packaging specialists have embraced readily available new technologies to help them improve their service deliveries to retailers and all other receiving parties, including medical facilities which require the urgent delivery of sensitive goods, safely secured and appropriately sanitized. Advanced technologies improve safety and health standards across the board.
Other selected terms that can be merged with today’s modernized available packaging systems include product handling, barcode verification, labeling and marking systems, metal detectors and carton erectors. These can be defined as basic terms, even in layman’s language. But what about the following? Now there is void fill systems and robotic systems-palletizing. To fathom its uses and functions, just think of one or two advantages.
With autonomous subjects operating the erection of pallets, there is a quicker and safe response to potential ground level hazards that could severely damaged packaged goods. There are quicker turnaround times as well to deal with meeting tighter delivery deadlines. Human error during the proverbial rush hour is eliminated. The use of available warehouse space is also carefully managed. More stack space can indeed be used but without creating hazards and without crowding.
When the automated packaging system comes fully onboard, a range of new possibilities towards improving upon the abovementioned terms or processes are realized.