New Online Tool Adds Level of Security to Weighing Processes
Product News Dec 10, 2009
Mettler Toledo announced the launch of the Risk Check, an interactive online assessment tool that provides both qualitative and quantitative analysis of balance performance and weighing environment. In a matter of minutes, the Risk Check provides advice on optimizing quality assurance. Quality managers gain insight on improving weighing processes to help them save time and money and reduce waste.
"The Risk Check is applicable to all kinds of balances, independent of model, type, or manufacturer," explains Martin Huber, Ph.D., marketing manager for laboratory balances at Mettler Toledo. "It offers orientation in the jungle of regulation guidelines."
Risk Check helps quality managers assess the appropriateness of their weighing environment and balance testing frequency. Then, by plugging in real-world data, quality managers discover if their "weighing risk" – the possibility that poor weighing accuracy or the environment are skewing measurements – is low, or if they need to make changes to help ensure safe, accurate and consistent results.
Finally, the Risk Check provides expert advice on which adjustments will optimize balance performance and reduce the risk of inaccurate measurements. This can be critical in industries where external auditors test a company’s quality system according to set standards. "It serves as a sort of ‘mock audit’ – a rehearsal for the actual audit," explains Huber.
The Risk Check analyzes weighing risks based on the international weighing guideline Good Weighing Practice™, or GWP®. The guideline is appropriate for use by quality, laboratory and manufacturing managers in the pharmaceutical, chemical and food and beverage industries, or in any industry that relies on materials weighing to produce uniform results.