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Metrology

Speed Up the Weight Calibration Process

ComparatorPac’s automated features eliminate many manual operations

Published: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 09:54

(Mettler-Toledo Inc.: Greifensee, Switzerland) -- Balances are tested and calibrated with weights. Only calibrated weights are traceable to the International Prototype Kilogram, calibrated at the Bureau International des Poids et Measures (BIPM) in Paris, and ensure accurate weighing results. Therefore, balances should always be tested with reliable and trusted calibrated weights.

Weight calibration is an intensive and accurate process that is likely to become more important as industries continue to optimize their weighing-equipment tests to improve processes, reduce quality issues, and ultimately, save money.

Calibrating a weight means determining its exact mass, which is done using comparisons between reference and test weights. The Organisation Internationale de Métrologie Légale (OIML) gives clear guidelines as to how weight calibration must be carried out and which factors must be taken in consideration in order to calculate its exact mass.

Mettler-Toledo has an unmatched reputation in weight calibration built from years of experience, in addition to many successful joint projects with leading institutes. Mettler-Toledo’s ComparatorPac offers a complete solution for weight calibration laboratories with the added benefit of a unique global support and service network.

The ComparatorPac makes weight calibration as simple and efficient as possible. Thanks to state-of-the-art comparator balances connected to simple, effective software, several automated features eliminate many manual operations to increase process speed by up to 40 percent. The entire calibration process is more secure and reliable.

ComparatorPac offers a ready-to-start calibration solution consisting of:

• Three comparators to calibrate weights up to 20 kg
• OIML F1 reference weights up to 20 kg
• PC software to process the calibration and print reports

With a comprehensive portfolio of comparators and weights, the ComparatorPac can be easily adapted to suit all individual needs.

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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.