By obtaining a CEde-type "Automatic Operating Weight Instrument" (IPFA) exam certificate from the LNE for its rotating machines, Serac can now offer fillings operating in regulated use to all manufacturers who wish to ease their control procedures, preserve the health of their operators and strengthen the guarantees given to their customers.
Regardless of the level of precision of the filling equipment used by manufacturers, compliance with the nominal quantity of product indicated on the packaging must be attested by controls on third-party materials (weight sorters or approved scales). However, the use of a registered weight and measure filler operating in regulated use significantly reduces these controls by limiting them to a few samples per batch.
Less investment in equipment and less time spent on statistical checks
Volumetric and deimetric filling systems cannot, given the technology they use, be certified weight and measurement. The only way to lighten quality controls with these systems is to set up a 100% check at the end of the line, with a certified weight sorter. Adding this type of hardware to the line not only requires a significant upfront investment, but also adds complexity to the process with an additional machine. Industrialists who do not wish to invest in 100% control must manually check a statistical sample representative of their production. But manual weighings on an approved scale (IPFNA) are time consuming, potentially error-causing, and it is interesting to be able to limit them to the bare minimum. This is precisely what it is possible to do with a Serac-approved weight filler. Indeed, by proving that its equipment meets the essential European requirements in terms of quality and production monitoring, the manufacturer can simply check on an ad hoc basis that its dosing system is still working properly. This significantly reduces the frequency of samples and the amount of packaging to be controlled. Finally, it is the possibility for manufacturers to access the European market more easily and cheaply, as well as for all markets that have made the protection of consumer interests through legal metrology a strategic issue.
Serac obtains a type exam certificate from the LNE for its latest generation of weight fillers
Based on the metrological quality of its electronic scales and the exacting accuracy of its fillers, Serac requested and obtained from the LNE an IPFA-type CE exam certificate for its rotating machines. Obtaining this certificate now allows any manufacturer who wishes to have their Serac equipment certified via a primitive verification carried out on its production site by a designated organization. An annual audit will then be sufficient to renew the approval. For holders of older Serac fillers, approval may be considered subject to updates of certain components.
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