Comparing TRADITIONAL vs SMART Calibration Methods
to Comply with Quality Management Systems

Manufacturers often use a Quality Management System (e.g. ISO 9001) to ensure their process measurement devices, including industrial tank, floor, platform and bench scales, are properly maintained (i.e. calibrated and validated). These systems require Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for maintenance that is documented, controlled and calibration results logged.

This document discusses two methods of complying with these requirements: A “TRADTIONAL” method that requires calibration weights to be loaded onto the scale in the manufacturing environment every time a calibration is required and a SMART method that does not require test weights to be loaded for a successful calibration.

This article was recently published in Powder & Bulk Solids: Using Traditional & Smart Scale Calibration Methods to Comply with QMS

Technical White Paper

Hardy has also written a more specific technical article comparing the “TRADTIONAL” method that requires calibration weights to be loaded onto the scale in the manufacturing environment every time a calibration is required and Hardy’s “C2®” method that does not require test weights to be loaded for a successful calibration.

Full Technical Article:   AN EXPLANATION OF TRADITIONAL AND C2® CALIBRATION/VALIDATION METHODS & USE

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