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Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed Publishes Free Checkweighing Guide

November 24, 2009
Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed, a worldwide leader in product inspection, has produced the "Principles of Checkweighing - Building an Effective Program", a comprehensive 70-page guide as a definitive reference for all checkweigher users to improve quality and maximize performance. This guide is specifically designed to assist all food production and pharmaceutical industries, clearly showing how an effective checkweighing program can provide protection against product failure and recalls, ensure compliance with local Weights and Measures guidelines, and keep overall operating costs to a minimum.

This free guide covers all aspects of checkweighing, including the basic design features, the technology and mechanics, and in-depth explanations on operation. The guide also explains all factors that need to be considered when making a decision to purchase a checkweigher or to achieve the maximum efficiency from a checkweigher already in use.

The guide is written by a recognized team of highly qualified international experts and customers and is based on more than 50 years of active experience in the field of checkweighing. It was devised not only to help decision-makers understand all the complicated aspects of integrating a dynamic weighing solution into a production line, but also as an invaluable resource of information for all quality control managers and production line operators. The guide clearly outlines the significance that checkweighing may have in today's production lines for ensuring compliance with applicable legislation and regulations.

It also shows how to save money in production processes while increasing product quality, protecting brand reputation and increasing overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).

The "Principles of Checkweighing" guide is comprised of two main parts. The first half explains the basics of checkweighing technology, different technical approaches and designs, and helps readers understand the many factors that have an influence on weighing accuracy and product handling. In the second half, the guide details every aspect that must be considered in the creation, implementation, and maintenance of an effective checkweighing program. The guide is clearly written, laid out in a logical fashion and supported by useful diagrams, charts and illustrations. Throughout the document, margin notes draw the reader to points of particular importance, while clear symbols indicate best practice, practice that could result in incorrect operation, and records that should be generated in order to demonstrate the effective operation of the checkweighing program. There is also ample space for the user’s own notes.

To request a free copy of “Principles of Checkweighing – Building an Effective Program”, visit www.mt.com/pius-guides.