10 features to consider before buying a checkweigher

Which Checkweigher is Right For You?

There are several factors that are important for successful checkweighing, but you’re not sure which equipment is right for your company. Here’s a guide to help you make an informed decision when comparing checkweighers from different suppliers.

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SADE SP Series weight sorters and checkweighers

Single or Multiple Product Batches?

Single product batches – look for outstanding reliability and accuracy.

Mulitple product batches – look for versatility to handle any shape or size of product.

The SADE SP range of weight sorters has been designed to handle all shapes and sizes of products from tablets, capsules, and soft gels to mini-tablets and implant dosage forms, with market-leading high-performance accuracy. 

Minimise Downtime

Production Downtime – look for the ability to effect fast and efficient product changeovers – does the checkweigher require additional change parts?

Maintenance Downtime – does the whole machine need to be sent back for repair if only one weigh channel is not working?

With the SADE SP range of weight sorters, there is no need for costly format parts and time consuming changeovers. Moreover, our multi-channel sorters can carry on operating even if one weigh unit is not working. 

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SADE SP Series weight sorters and checkweighers

Your Quality Control Process

Is statistical batch sampling or 100% weight inspection assurance important?

Throughout the global healthcare sector, SADE SP weight sorters are the clear choice. From the largest multinationals to smaller organisations, our solutions are being used for statistical batch sampling, validating clinical trials and 100% weight sorting applications.

Process Improvements

Look for checkweighers that can provide statistical data for process improvements.

With the SADE SP range of weight sorters, statistical data access has been designed from the outset. From automated data capture and timestamping, to tamperproof recordkeeping, it ensures that your quality control data is available for process improvements.

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Is the checkweigher compact and mobile to be placed where it is needed most?

Our SADE SP weight sorters have been designed specifically for healthcare research and manufacturing. They work equally well in any environment where you prepare or produce products, without any special preparation or modifications.

They are designed to be deployed in different locations and are fully mobile. In a production environment they fit wherever you have space. Once positioned they are perfectly stable on any level floor.

Hygienic design

Look for a high standard of surface finish to improve your cleaning process and ensure your downtime is minimised.

The SADE SP range has been designed to ensure superior levels of GMP compliance and hygiene. All 316L and PEEK contact parts are guaranteed to 0.8 Ra surface finish.

If a higher standard of surface finish is required we offer a 0.5 Ra finish with certification.

SADE SP Series weight sorters and checkweighers

Aseptic Conditions

Can the checkweigher work with containment solutions and can all contact parts be removed for cleaning without using tools?

SADE SP weight sorters are widely used in aseptic areas and we regularly work with customers to create custom containment solutions. Our standard units can operate reliably without maintenance between scheduled shutdowns and all contact parts can be removed for cleaning without using tools.

Working in harsh environment

Look for checkweighers that can operate in low humidity where static build-up is present or are robust to cope with vibrations or mechanical shock.

We can provide adapted weight sorters for use in extreme environments, such as in areas of low humidity, or if you have products that require extra special handling.

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Operator Involvement

Can the checkweigher be left unattended for long periods of time freeing your operator’s time for other tasks?

No matter how large or small your batch, a SADE SP weight sorter provides 100% weight sorting, running reliably 24/7, without a technician in attendance. Every weighing is recorded and saved in a tamper-proof electronic record.


To maximise your return-on-investment reliability is key. Can you still rely on them after years of use?

For over 50 years CI Precision has remained the global leader in weight sorting and check weighing for healthcare. Our weight sorters are trusted to work reliably in any research or manufacturing environment. They have a very low cost of ownership and provide many years’ service.

SADE SP Series weight sorters and checkweighers

Next Steps

To find out more, please contact CI Precision or your local channel partner.