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December 2, 2013 - Integrated into various machines and instruments, Weigh Modules can be used to check completeness of parts, kits, or modules as well as quality of surface where material is added or subtracted. In automated process, modules can detect violations of weight tolerance of 1 ppm in split second, enabling 100% inspection without sacrificing high throughput. Weigh Modules are tested with traceable weights to comply with TS16949 and ISO9001 standards.
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Mettler-Toledo International Inc.
Im Langacher
Greifensee, , 8606
Switzerland



Simple Solutions for Fast 100% In-Process Control


New high-resolution weigh modules from Mettler Toledo offer surprisingly fast and simple solutions for 100% in-process control. They can be used to check completeness of parts, kits or modules as well as quality of surfaces where material is added or subtracted. A white paper is available explaining how weigh modules are applied for in-line testing with high throughput rates.

Traditional methods for in-process control and end-of-line control use electrical resistance, optical imaging, spectrometry, light beam and mechanical sizing.  It wasn’t until recently, that weighing technology was used in spot-checking mode. This was mostly due to the design of traditional balances and scales, which didn´t fit seamlessly into machines and instruments. It also wasn’t obvious that dimensions, coatings, shapes or completeness could indirectly be checked while looking at weight deviations or differences.

New Weigh Modules Are Designed for Fast Quality Control
High-resolution weigh modules from METTLER TOLEDO are compact. They can be seamlessly integrated into various machines and instruments. In an automated process a weigh module can detect violations of weight tolerance of 1 ppm in a split second. This high measurement speed enables 100% inspection without sacrificing high throughput. Although lighting and positioning of the part doesn't matter, this method is suitable for complex shapes, hidden structures, material inconsistency, as well as transparent or reflective materials.

Easy Compliance with Standards for Quality Control
Standards, including TS16949 and ISO9001, require periodic testing of quality control devices. The test frequency has to be in accordance with the risks related to the respective control process. Weigh modules are tested with traceable weights to comply with the above mentioned standards. This procedure is easy and inexpensive. In addition, most weigh modules have a built-in calibration weight. This allows for automatic verification of function and precision, plus adjustment if necessary, at any time.

Download white-paper about application of weigh modules for QC at:
http://www.mt.com/ind-wbqc-wp?crel=ePR_PP_EN

Contact details:
Mettler-Toledo International Inc.
Im Langacher,  Zip Code 8606
Greifensee, Switzerland
E-Mail    : ePublicRelations@mt.com
Phone     : +41-44-9443385
Website  : www.mt.com

About Author:
METTLER TOLEDO specializes in the area of precision instruments for professional use. METTLER TOLEDO laboratory instruments are used in research, scientific, drug discovery, and quality control labs, amongst many others in the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and cosmetics industries. METTLER TOLEDO comprehensive industrial solutions cover the various steps in a host of manufacturing processes at many of the same customers that laboratory serves. Solutions range from receiving raw materials through various manufacturing processes, in-line process control and end-of-line packaging control, to logistics and shipping. Increasingly, these solutions are fully integrated into the customer's IT environment, helping automate their workflows. In food retail, our offering for fresh food management ranges from receiving and pre-packaging, to in-store solutions for self-service departments, deli counters, and checkout terminals.
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