26 April 1996

Auto egg checks

EGG packers supplying supermarkets with the new-style, mixed-weight packs of eggs can now carry out automated due diligence checks to ensure the necessary weight specifications are being met.

This is the claim of Yorks-company Technical Services and Supplies. It makes electronics to measure egg quality, and is offering an upgrade for its EQM product weight check programme.

This enables egg packers to compare the actual weight of eggs in the pack with the minimum new weight specified and the customers target weight. It also checks that the pack contains the required number of eggs of each size. &#42