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Product News: Automated Balance Testing for Mettler Toledo XP Balances

Maintains testing schedule, automatically reminds user when a test is due.

Published: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 15:45

(Mettler-Toledo Inc.: Columbus, OH) -- Periodic balance testing is an important factor in quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC), and established testing procedures are needed to ensure that instruments always perform to the required specifications.

Mettler Toledo’s GWPExcellence balance firmware is a newly launched solution for balance testing. The new firmware is pre-installed on all new Excellence Plus X Balance models and a firmware upgrade is freely available for all existing X Balance models. The calibration and testing features are tailored to your applications and individual testing requirements. The new firmware maintains a testing schedule and automatically reminds the user when a test is due. Balances cannot be used if the testing requirements have not been fulfilled, giving peace of mind that they are always performing within the desired specifications. The firmware provides full user guidance for each testing protocol; human error is eliminated and advanced routines, such as repeatability testing, can be undertaken by all users, helping busy laboratories deal efficiently with routine equipment testing.

GWPExcellence has been developed together with heads of QA/QC laboratories and other personnel responsible for weighing equipment in strongly regulated environments working under directives for good manufacturing practices (GMP) and good laboratory practices (GLP). The new safety features give assurance that balance testing guidelines are always followed without the need for technicians to check if the required tests have been performed. Complex periodic tests are automatically scheduled ensuring these important checks are not overlooked. Management of balance maintenance is easier, improving process security, and simplifying regulatory compliance.


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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.