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A better weigh

12 December 2012

Tea pickers in Kenya are getting a fair day's pay thanks to a weighing solution developed by Avery Weigh- Tronix for the Kenyan Tea Development Agency (KTDA). KTDA's factories are using a solution that consists of an

Tea pickers in Kenya are getting a fair day's pay thanks to a weighing solution developed by Avery Weigh- Tronix for the Kenyan Tea Development Agency (KTDA).

KTDA's factories are using a solution that consists of an electronic scale, a personal digital assistant and a printer for the tea collections; a floor scale and indicator for the factory receiving bay; and a Microsoft server with back office software.

"KTDA is keen to improve its process efficiency, particularly at a time when the tea harvests are lower," comments John Machagua, product engineer for Avery Weigh- Tronix in Africa. "Using this system, all of the weights are recorded and reported in real time directly onto a central server. It removes human error and provides real data that the factories can use to improve."
 
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