Hey Everyone, Hope this is in the right place.
I work at a fresh produce packing facility in Australia, and we pack several products, each of a different weight.
Recently our auditor has raised an issue with the test masses we are using for our daily scale verification checks.
We pack products from 200g all the way up to 1kg.
My question is: Is there anywhere that specifically states what size test mass should be used depending on the product size?
Thanks in advance everyone!
The calibration is basically comparing the reading to a pre-calibrated checkweight and verifying the reading is within acceptable tolerance.
Simplifying (Metrology is a vastly complicated topic) -
(1) what weight are you measuring ? > post 2
(2) do you have validated check weights ?
(3) does yr balance have a specification ? For example some Analog/Digital state max error = 1% of full range, eg maximum 500g > +/- 5g.
If nothing known, the operational tolerance IMEX can (within auditorial "reason") be set according to yr process requirements.
It might depend on what yr auditor actually commented.