Multihead Weighers & Distribution

Combining high-speed operation with unparalleled accuracy and reliability

Sf Engineering - Multihead Weighing - Seafood

Multihead Weighers Are Pivotal To The Improvement Of Efficiency & Consistency On The Production Line


Since 1999, SF has been the preferred partner of Ishida – inventors of the world’s first-ever multihead weigher.  

Since 1972, Ishida has continued to develop best-in-class weighing machines that deliver on performance every time.

These multihead weighers can be installed as part of an integrated weighing and packing line or interfaced with existing packing equipment.

From entry-level to high-specification models, all Ishida’s multihead weighers combine high-speed operation with unparalleled accuracy and reliability.


World-class multihead weighers 


Maximise profitability

Today’s unique Ishida combination calculation hardware and software is fast. So fast that it can put together not one but three different combinations for each weighment and double check the results. This virtually eliminates the situation that can occur with ordinary multiheads, where a wrong weighment has to be dumped, causing the weigher to miss a cycle and product to be wasted.

Greater accuracy

The advanced technology behind the multihead weighers speed and efficiency also brings greater accuracy. This ensures that every weighment has a greater chance of being close to the target weight, maximising yield and reducing giveaway to fractions of a gram.

Hygienic and easy to clean

Ishida combines its development resources with its ever-growing practical experience to eliminate food traps and make key parts both easier to reach and more effectively cleanable using standard methods. Each hopper can be simply lifted off by hand and placed on a washwall or in a washing machine.

User friendly interface

A touch screen RCU is supplied as standard. All operators are guided through the functionality of the machine with a clear menu-driven interface. A range of operator security protection options are available to ensure sensitive parameter settings are not adjusted. As well as self-diagnosis RCU interface for immediate and clear trouble shooting.

Additional benefits of an Ishida multihead weigher



Exceptional levels of service support tailored to your needs 


The Multihead Weigher allows for variations in product characteristics within the same application


Remote performance or troubleshooting diagnostics with Sentinal software option


Suitable for products that are pre mixed or mixed on the machine 


Broad application range


Hygienic & easy to clean 


Reliable and efficient


Off the shelf or custom built


An unrivalled broad range of weighing applications

With more than 50,000 multihead machines installed around the world, Ishida has offered virtually every known multihead application solution.

If you have a unique challenge, Ishida’s global engineering capacity means they have the resource and capability to resolve it.

If you need further assistance, please contact our team in Ireland.


SE3 Series - Entry Level

More Information on weighing dry food applications

SE multihead weighers are entry-level weighing machines typically used for dry applications including snacks, confectionery, biscuits and pasta. These machines provide reliable automation and increased operating speeds during the weighing process.

Benefits of the SE Series:

  • Reductions in waste and giveaway
  • Simple set-up and operation
  • Option of pre-set parameters
  • Minimal downtime for cleaning and maintenance
  • Improved productivity and efficiency
  • Rapid return on investment

For more information, please contact our team in Ireland.


RVE Series - Optimum Value

More Information on the best value multihead weigher

Ishida’s range of hard-working multihead weighers represent outstanding value, with accuracy and speed that outperform most ‘top-of-the-range’ competitor weighing machine models.

As global demand for broader applications has grown, so has our range of solutions. This is achieved due to the flexible specification of 10, 14, 16 and 20* head options, 1.5, 3, 5 or 7 hopper sizes – combined with a selection of feeder, hopper, discharge or timing hopper designs. These are all available with a large range of contact parts that are available in different materials (to handle different levels of product flow characteristics).

The RVE-series multihead weighers also offers:

  • Improved weighing accuracy that leads to more packs per kg of product
  • Fast calculation time, delivering more packs per shift
  • Self-tuning vibration system to optimise product flow
  • Simple, tool-free cleaning that cuts weighing machine downtime
  • Simple training, with an easy-to-learn operator interface
  • A range of ‘bolt-on’ options for specific needs
  • Pre-configured for Smart Factories with Sentinel packs on options

For more information, please contact our team in Ireland.


RV Series - Ultimate performance

More Information on the RV Series

The latest generation of Ishida’s world-class multihead weighers combines fast and accurate weighing with a robust design, that facilitates harsh cleaning regimes and withstands the harsher impact of frozen products.

The RV waterproof range complies with the highest industry standards and has been independently awarded IP69K certification, making it ideal for packing lines that process fresh, chilled and frozen food products.

Faster: The RV multihead has the speed to out-perform in production as well as during changeovers.

Tougher: The RV main body, components and seals have been designed for exceptional resistance to wear and to water ingress. Independently tested to a maximum IP69K dustproof and waterproof rating, the RV waterproof models are more resistant than ever before.

Smarter: Latest touchscreen technology for enhanced user-friendliness, enhanced calculation software and remote connection capability.

Greener: Three power modes that can reduce power consumption by up to 20% and compliance with the strictest food grade material standards.

This machine pushes new boundaries of competitive performance – from 10 heads up to a configuration of 32 heads.

For more information, please contact our team in Ireland.


AS Series - Advantage Series

More Information on the AS Series

The AS Advantage Series multihead weigher is an advancement on the market leading RV series weigher from Ishida. AS raises the bar in high speed challenging weighing applications. Advanced automation features and benefits deliver unbeatable value to producers striving to reduce costs and improve manufacturing and packaging efficiencies, assuring a fast return on investment and improved product quality and safety.

With ultra-powerful radial feeders and product flow control technology, the AS series is suitable for a wide range of applications, from meat, fish and poultry to bakery, from pasta to salad and from dairy to confectionery.  You can customise the AS Series weigher to match your application and production line.

For more information, please contact our team in Ireland.


Screw Feed Weigher - For difficult to handle foods

More Information on the screw feed weigher

Ishida’s multi-purpose screw feeder multihead weigher is ideal for a wide range of products which cannot be moved efficiently by vibration and dependence on gravity alone. Requiring no manual infeed supervision, this screw feeder weigher is an excellent choice for operations where manpower is relatively expensive or in short supply.

  • Full automation, thanks to powerful but gentle coreless screws 
  • Scraper gates prevent product from sticking during hopper draining 
  • Minimises giveaway (typically <1%), maximises the yield of packed product
  • Robust, sterilizable resin hoppers and waterproof (IP 65), easy-wash-down design 

If your volumes are high but changeovers are less frequent, the high performance Ishida screw feeder weighing machine incorporates all the technological advances of the Ishida R-series multihead weigher to increase speed and yield for difficult-to-move products.

These advances mean the weigher is capable of reaching the same speeds as free-flowing product, with unrivalled efficiency and reliability when selecting and verifying weight combinations of products.

  • Powerful but gentle coreless screw feeders relentlessly keep product in motion 
  • Pool hoppers and load cells ensure product is processed efficiently 
  • Typical speeds of 80-100 weighments per minute for typically movement-resistant products 
  • 2l-volume, scraper type, anti-stick hoppers capable of handling boned or filleted products 
  • Minimised giveaway for maximised yield of packed product 
  • Robust, stainless steel structure and waterproof (IP 66), easy-to-wash design 

For more information, please contact our team in Ireland.


Fresh Food Weigher - For fresh or sticky products

More Information on the fresh food weigher

For fresh, frozen or chilled foods that are fried, BBQ, cooked, steamed, marinated or pickled.

Ishida’s fresh food weighers are a revolution in weighing of fresh and sticky products. With over 40 years experience in the food industry, we understand the challenges faced by food processors and packers. Manufacturers and processors of meat, poultry, fish, seafood, dairy and fresh produce can now automate their weighing processes, reducing labour requirements, increasing speed and accuracy and dramatically improving efficiency.

Further benefits include:

  • Improved flow of sticky products through the weighing machine 
  • Accurate weighing and reduction of giveaway 
  • Fully or semi-automatic feed system options 
  • Fast product changeover 
  • Easy cleaning and conformity to hygiene regulations 
  • Rapid return on investment 

For more information, please contact our team in Ireland.


Linear Weigher - For low target weight applications

More Information on Linear Weigher

Excellent for mix-weighing and designed for low target weight applications, the layout of these compact weighers offers significant advantages when handling gentle products with its simple, space-saving infeed arrangement.

Ishida linear multihead weighers offer:

Superior product flow Our linear weighers excel in handling free-flowing products that have a tendency to “run away.”

High speed, high accuracy The two weigh hoppers to each weigh head, combined with superior flow control, enables high speeds and high accuracy, leading to reduced giveaway.

Gentle handling of fragile products Product drop distances are kept low to minimise breakage.

High performance in a small space These linear weighers are very compact in design and do not require complex infeed arrangements.

Maintainable structure for easy operation Simple and intuitive user interface and contact parts can be removed without tools for quick cleaning.

For more information, please contact our team in Ireland.


Multihead Weigher Distribution Systems

More Information on Multihead Weigher Distribution Systems

Crucial to any successful packing line, an SF Distribution system will ensure your product, even if it has many components, is placed in the pack in exactly the layout you require, without loss, damage or splashing that could compromise product, pack or seal.

We can offer both standard and customised distribution systems, based on innovative design and experience of a wide range of applications worldwide.

From ready meals and salads, to single-piece protein products, SF can help you to configure the best distribution system for your needs, with the best return on investment.

For more information, please contact our team in Ireland.

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