Looking to improve productivity and reduce labor a new Hamer customer approached us with a desire to automate their asphalt packaging plant. Hamer supplied a Model 2090 form, fill and seal bagging machine and a Model 600NW belt feed net weigh scale for product dosing. The Model 600NW belt feed scale has a unique easy to clean design where the entire belt assembly slides out of its support frame to complete operator access. Asphalt is packaged at approximately 200 degrees F and requires a special endless feed belt on the scale. The customer has been running the system for over 6 months and produced in excess of 500,000 bags on the system. System performance has been very consistent, with bagging rates in the 22-24 BPM range on 50 lb bags.