Are your weighing processes safe and compliant?


Source: Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

Consumer safety, Product quality and process reliability are concerns in many industries, often reinforced by strict laws and regulations. When it comes to weighing, many companies struggle to ensure they meet these requirements. Learn how our risk-based approach identifies any possible inaccuracies and process impacts in regard to relevant regulations or standards.

Are you testing too much – and the wrong parameters?
Staying compliant with weighing processes can be a cumbersome process: many different regulations with partially conflicting requirements apply e.g. for the determination of the minimum weight for your application and instrument, many lab and production managers struggle to determine, what level of risk they are running in their weighing processes and how to relate their process tolerances and minimum permissible errors to the characteristics of their weighing equipment.

As our research shows, many end up in doing too much testing, testing the wrong parameters and having wrong equipment at critical points in their processes.

In response to this market situation, METTLER TOLEDO has developed Good-Weighing-Practice (GWP)®, a global, risk-based weighing guideline. GWP® provides sound and well documented answers to the user’s quality and safety concerns in an effort to establish consistent and reliable weighing processes. Accurate weighing results throughout the life time of a balance or a scale are essential in minimizing the risks for consumers and the environment. At the same time, the GWP® guideline ensures your costs for compliance and safety stay under control.

With GWP® Verification Mettler-Toledo can significantly contribute to help minimize your compliance and efficiency efforts. The improvement potential in terms of quality assurance, increase in process efficiency and effectiveness, higher productivity and cost reduction has been validated by several multinational companies.

Guaranteed Better Weighing Results
GWP® Verification analyzes the five stages in the lifecycle of a balance, starting with a full evaluation of weighing process characteristics. Color codes indicate a weighing equipment’s status in regards to the potential risks of inaccurate measurements. Also, the impact of wrong weighing results on humans, animals and the environment is assessed and adds safety to weighing processes.

Finally, GWP  Verification highlights any possible inaccuracies and process impacts in regard to relevant regulations or standards. From this analysis GWP® provides specific recommendations for each of your weighing instruments, whether it’s an analytical balance in your QC lab or a scale in your production. This includes information on how to maintain accurate results with minimal testing efforts, including types of routine tests, frequencies of checks and calibrations, required test weights and the control limit for each test. The tolerances are being tracked by control- & warning limits to visualize achievents in regards to required safety factors.

This performance verification pinpoints the potential for cost savings and quality improvements by comparing the status quo with recommended testing and service activities. This analysis is based on scientific principles and specifically supports the safety and compliance efforts of companies in all industries.

GWP Verification meets the following safety and compliance aspects:

  • Demand for process alignment with current regulations from Regulatory bodies,
  • Implementation of risk management to assess possible threats for environmental and health safety,
  • Reduction of the environmental impact from rework of production batches and,
  • Increase of employee/user safety due to reduced number of additional tests with hazardous substances after false quality tests

Contribute your share to safety and compliance in your weighing processes and request a GWP® Verification of your equipement on:

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