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Mettler-Toledo Launches Smartcal Reference Substance

Fast new method for testing moisture analyzer performance

Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 12:17

(Mettler-Toledo: Greifensee, Switzerland) -- Mettler-Toledo, a leader in the research and development of products and services in the precision instrument industry, has launched the SmartCal reference substance, designed to verify and document moisture analyzer performance.

SmartCal is a new quality control check based on a certified and traceable reference substance, which verifies instrument performance with a simple 10-minute moisture measurement.

A user-friendly, 10-minute test

The SmartCal test is easy to perform and requires only 10 minutes. Each single-use sachet contains 8.5 g of the defined moisture-content reference substance. The user simply places the contents of the sachet in the moisture analyzer and presses start. A straightforward pass/fail notification confirms if the result is within the specified SmartCal control limits, and the instrument is ready for use. SmartCal is a simpler alternative to the traditional, tedious method for testing moisture analyzers, which involves using a weight for balance calibration and performing temperature calibration with a thermometer.

Audit-ready documentation

Regular moisture analyzer monitoring with SmartCal ensures that instrument performance is in accordance with specifications. Maintaining a control chart of test results provides audit-ready documentation on instrument performance, avoiding any auditor issues. Certified SmartCal (cSmartCal) is supplied with a certificate of analysis issued by the independent German Federal Institute of Materials Research and Testing in Berlin. Instrument specifications, recommended test frequencies, testing standard operating procedures, and control limits are all included in the SmartCal package.

For more information, visit the Mettler-Toledo website.



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Originally known for weighing technologies, today Mettler-Toledo International Inc. is a recognized leader in the research and development of products and services in communications, optics, robotics, and other technologies as well as software to integrate these technologies into powerful laboratory, industrial, and retail solutions. Mettler-Toledo offers the most comprehensive range of services in the precision instrument industry on a global level. It is a pioneer in the field of automated chemistry and in developing automatic, accurate, dimensioning and data capture technologies for the transportation/logistics industry.