Shuttleworth & ARCO Unveil Checkweighing and Correcting Solutions for the Soft Fruits and Mushrooms Market

May 15, 2024

HUNTINGTON, IN,May 15, 2024 – Shuttleworth, a global leader in material handling automation solutions, is thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with ARCO Solutions, a pioneer in process control technologies. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in the evolution of material handling and weight inspection systems, combining Shuttleworth's expertise in gentle handling conveyor systems with ARCO checkweighing solutions.

The partnership delivers unparalleled efficiency and accuracy in product handling, weighing, and inspection processes for the soft fruit and mushroom industries. By integrating ARCO checkweigher's advanced weighing and inspection technologies with Shuttleworth's innovative Slip-Torque® conveyor systems, Shuttleworth and ARCO are announcing the availability of the ARCO Weighmaster product line for the North American market.

The Shuttleworth ARCO Weighmaster will have two configurations, the Weighmaster-MC (medium capacity) and Weighmaster-HC (high capacity). Each cellular solution features an initial checkweigher, a 1 to 2 or 1 to 3 laner, product weigh correction zone manually corrected by the operator, merger, and final checkweigher. Accommodating unit recipes from 1.76 to 35 ounces (49-1000 grams), the single operator check weighing solution allows packaging facilities to process 60-100 units per minute.

Key highlights of the ARCO Weighmaster product line include:

  • Less Loss Due to Overweight: On each weighing belt the machine indicates the amount of underweight or overweight of a punnet by a LED indicator.
  • Less Human Errors: The operator sees at a glance, whether a large or small product needs to be removed or added to reach desired weight.
  • Faster Throughput: As soon as a punnet contains the correct weight, the punnet is automatically transported towards the next station in the packaging line.
  • Low Investment: Already competitively priced, the PM2020 solutions achieve faster ROI with the use of a single operator and less loss due to overweight punnets.

Commenting on the partnership, Dan Nasato, General Manager at Shuttleworth, stated, “We are excited to join forces with ARCO Solutions to offer our customers a holistic and advanced checkweighing solution for soft fruit and mushroom applications. Our team saw an opportunity to not only expand our product portfolio to accommodate a new market, but to provide additional cost effect solutions for an application we felt was neglected.”

Ger van Knippenberg, Sales Director of ARCO Solutions added, "The partnership with Shuttleworth aligns with our vision to provide state-of-the-art inspection solutions to industries worldwide. By combining our expertise with Shuttleworth's innovative conveyor systems, we are confident the ARCO Weighmaster product line will redefine checkweighing and correcting processes in the North American market.”

The Shuttleworth and ARCO Checkweigher partnership signifies a bold step towards revolutionizing material handling and inspection solutions, setting the stage for a new era of efficiency and accuracy in production processes.

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About ARCO Solutions

ARCO Solutions develop and deliver turnkey solutions to improve the capacity, quality, and efficiency of your processes. ARCO works closely with you to devise innovative, customized solutions for the Agri & Food, and Supply Chain & Internal Logistics sectors. After delivery, they are committed to keeping your solutions up to date by providing excellent service and maintenance support. Learn more about ARCO Solutions at

About Shuttleworth

From automotive and electronics, to paper conversion and pharmaceuticals, to food and personal care markets and beyond, Shuttleworth builds custom handling solutions with low back pressure ingenuity to gently transport product along the production line while accumulating, diverting, sorting, rotating, stacking or moving product in a variety of other ways in the process. Shuttleworth utilizes engineering creativity and a suite of roller surface technologies to help customers around the globe maximize their efficiency no matter the application need or product being handled. Shuttleworth is a product brand of ProMach, a global leader in packaging line solutions. As part of the ProMach Handling & Sterilizing business line, Shuttleworth helps our packaging customers protect their reputation and grow the trust of their consumers. ProMach is performance, and the proof is in every package. Learn more about Shuttleworth at and more about ProMach at

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