METER Group Inc.  

Pullman,  WA 
United States
http://www.metergroup.com
  • Booth: 437


Welcome! Stop by booth #437 to combat overpack and waste.

METER Group, Inc. makes AQUALAB water activity meters and SKALA enterprise software solutions for food and pet food manufacturers.

Increase profit by reducing overpack. Boost yields by controlling moisture. Stop by our booth #437 to see how much pet food manufacturers are saving by implementing our digital overpack and moisture solutions--without any significant equipment upgrades.

Demo the AQUALAB AQ2, our first fully connected chilled mirror dew point water activity meter. It pairs the legendary speed and accuracy of AQUALAB with SKALA’s power to automatically collect and tag your data. Use it to monitor your numbers and get the variability out of your process.

Brands: AQUALAB, SKALA


 Press Releases

  • PULLMAN, April 29, 2019 — METER Group, Inc., creators of AQUALAB water activity meters and SKALA enterprise software solutions, today announced the release of a Moisture Optimization module for pet food manufacturers. The new module features dashboards that allow customers to monitor and control their process in real time.

     

    “The lower water activity limit is something very few people think about. It’s amazing when you realize that if you don’t have a tight lower barrier, you’re leaching profits out the bottom and down the drain,” says Takuya Ohki, VP of METER Food. “Controlling the lower limit impacts both quality and profit.”

     

    At PetFood Forum, Ohki says he will be showing how customers have used SKALA with the new AQUALAB AQ2 smart water activity meter and edge nodes and adapters to tighten up that lower limit. The result: increased yield, decreased rework, and significant boost to the bottom line.

     

    “Before monitoring their lower water activity boundary, one of our customers was producing to an average of 0.794 aw, and over half—59%—of the product coming off the line was outside ideal spec,” says Ohki. “They decided to optimize their moisture margin, tightening up their moisture spec and improving their process control. Over a six-month period, they increased their average water activity to 0.8018 and brought out-of-spec products down to 7.9% total production. This added $546,000 to the bottom line by increasing yield and decreasing rework.”

     

    Visit Booth #437 to demo the Moisture Optimization module.

     

    About METER Group

     

    METER Group AG, a Decagon and UMS combined company, delivers real-time, high-resolution data that fuels production and processes for the food quality, environmental research, urban and agriculture sectors. Through the power of its employees, METER combines science, engineering and design expertise to turn physical measurements into useful information. www.metergroup.com

  • PULLMAN, April 29, 2019 — METER Group, Inc., creators of AQUALAB water activity meters and SKALA enterprise software solutions, today announced the release of an Overpack module in SKALA for pet food manufacturers. The new module feature dashboards that allow customers to monitor and control their process in real time.

     

    “Overfill really hits the bottom line. You’re actually giving product to the customer that they don’t pay for. In fact, some of our customers call it ‘giveaway,’” says Takuya Ohki, VP of METER Food. “The challenge is how to solve this problem with your legacy equipment—how to get significant improvement without rip and replace.”

     

    At PetFood Forum, Ohki says he will be showing how customers have used edge nodes and adapters to turn existing equipment into IoT devices to solve their overpack problems. “Before installing the overpack module, one customer had overpack accounting for $3.7 million in product waste and $1 million in film waste. They were able to use the module to achieve a 20% reduction in their overpack, for an annual savings of $939,000.”

     

    Visit METER in booth #437 to demo the SKALA Overpack module.

     

    About METER Group

     

    METER Group AG, a Decagon and UMS combined company, delivers real-time, high-resolution data that fuels production and processes for the food quality, environmental research, urban and agriculture sectors. Through the power of its employees, METER combines science, engineering and design expertise to turn physical measurements into useful information. www.metergroup.com

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For information on exhibiting at Petfood Forum 2019, please contact Karen Blandford-Anderson