In the Food & Beverage industry, regulatory requirements demand accurate weighing results. In a survey by food manufacturing.com, 37% of the companies interviewed stated that the interpretation of applicable policies was a real challenge. CarePac® test weights provide a simple solution for balance testing in accordance with regulations.
At some point in the production process, goods will inevitably be weighed as part of in-process control or quality assurance procedures. When implementing such control mechanisms, it is important that companies rely on a science-based approach in order to enhance weighing safety and ensure regulatory compliance. Such scientifically introduced programs will boost the quality and safety of products and, in turn, increase consumer confidence.Routine Balance Testing – the Foundation of Reliable Results
The measurement accuracy of balances and scales must be continuously monitored. Authorized service technicians calibrate balances at regular intervals in order to satisfy manufacturer specifications. In between these regular services, customers are encouraged to perform additional, so-called, routine tests. These ensure that the balance or scale performs within tolerances defined by the customer according to weighing risk or relevant regulations. Routine tests ensure a high level of safety through the early detection of drift, instability or incorrect weighing results.CarePacs® – the Revolutionary Approach to Balance Testing
In the traditional approach to balance testing, customers were forced to buy a set of weights containing twenty or more weights in order to perform a simple test. Research has demonstrated that testing the balance at two key points is sufficient (at the upper end of the weighing range close to balance capacity and at the lower end at around 5% of its capacity). CarePacs®, therefore, contains just the two calibrated and certified test weights necessary to correspond to these key points. The nominal values and the weight class of the two test weights are selected according to the technical characteristics of each individual balance model. With CarePacs®, customers contribute to safer weighing results by accepting limited testing responsibilities.From Saving Money to Peace of Mind
CarePacs® offers a significant cost saving compared to purchasing an entire weight set. This saving is reiterated each time the weights are recalibrated, as it is considerably cheaper to recalibrate two weights than twenty. CarePacs® offers the flexibility to add a third weight to the set allowing customers to test at specific testing points. Ergonomic tweezers, weight forks and clean-room-approved gloves come as standard with every CarePac® for professional test weight handling. CarePacs® also comes with manufacturer recommended SOPs that provide clear guidance for testing personnel to ensure consistent testing processes.Selecting the Correct Test Weights
CarePacs® is the ideal solution for balances with a maximum weighing capacity of up to 8 kg. For scales with weighing capacities higher than 8 kg, the use of single test weights is recommended. To determine your correct test weights, try our ‘Weight Selector’ tool at www.mt.com/weights