Test Samples and Weights

Test Samples and Weights

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METTLER TOLEDO Safeline test samples enable your business to comply with Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) requirements and the broa...

METTLER TOLEDO Safeline test samples enable your business to comply with Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) requirements and the broader needs of external food safety regulations and standards.

Certified test samples can support compliance with the following Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)-based Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)-recognised standards, which include but are not limited to:

Food and beverage based standards:

  • The British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety
  • International Food Standard (IFS)
  • The Foundation for Food Safety Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000)
  • Safe Quality Food 2000 (SQF 2000)
  • Dutch Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (Dutch HACCP)

Other schemes do exist but the five schemes listed above equate to probably over 90% of the adopted standards currently being applied.

Pharmaceutical based standards:

  • 21 CFR Part 210 - GMP Predicate Rule
  • 21 CFR Part 211 - GMP Predicate Rule
  • 21 CFR Part 11 - Electronic Records & Signatures
  • Good Automated Manufacturing Practice (GAMP)

FDA Approved Materials for Improved Food Safety*

As there is a likelihood that test pieces will come into contact with food products, METTLER TOLEDO Safeline test samples utilise materials with full FDA approval for contact with foodstuffs. Test samples meet FDA regulations 21 CFR 177.2470, 21 CFR 177.3297 and 21 CFR 175.105

*All test sample carriers with the exception of laminated Test Cards are approved to FDA standards

Test Samples For Every Application

Test samples for metal detection applications are available in a wide range of sizes, metals and carriers.

  • Ferrous (Red)
  • Brass (Yellow)
  • Phosphor Bronze (Yellow)
  • Stainless Steel (Blue)
  • Aluminium (Green)


Test Cards **95mm x 65mm laminated credit card format for test spheres up to 3.5mm diameterConveyor lines with discrete packaged products
Test Sticks**

Mini Test Sticks ** - 10mm x 10mm x 100mm test stick format for test spheres up to 5mm diameter

Large Test Sticks ** - 20mm x 20mm x 100mm test stick format for test spheres up to 10mm diameter

Conveyor lines with discrete packaged or bulk products

Test Rods

Standard Test Rods - 10mm x 10mm x 440mm test rod format for test spheres up to 5mm diameter

Flexible Test Rods - Flexible rod format for test spheres up to 2mm diameter. Rod length: 450mm

Inspection of powders and granules in vertical  packaging applications  and inspection of liquids, pastes and slurries where test sample retrieval is not practical
Test Tablets

Test Tablets - 16mm and 25mm diameter test tablets for test spheres up to 1.5mm diameter

Test Pucks - 20mm diameter test pucks for test sphere up to 8mm diameter

Pharmaceutical and nutraceutical applications


Bulk or loose product lines

Test BallsTest Balls - 20mm, 27mm, 40mm & 48mm diameter ball formats for test spheres up to 10mm diameterFor gravity fall inspection of powders and granules
Test PensTest Pens - 70mm, 110mm, 150mm & 190mm long test pen format for test spheres up to 6mm diameterFor use with liquids, slurries and semi-solid products
Multi-slabMulti-slab - multislab format for test spheres up to 8mm diameter customisable to suit testing requirementsFor use where multiple sample ranges need to be seen at the same time (x-ray only)

** Kit available upon request

Consistency and Quality Guaranteed

All precision test spheres used in METTLER TOLEDO Safeline’s metal test samples conform to ANSI/AFBMA Std 10 or DIN 5401. The manufacturing process to incorporate the spheres into a usable test sample carrier is conducted in accordance with ISO9001:2000 accreditation. This means you can be sure that every test sample is accurate, consistent and fit for purpose.

Certified To Meet Compliance Needs

All METTLER TOLEDO Safeline test samples can be supplied with a formal certificate of conformance confirming size, manufacturing standards, authenticity and providing the means of a traceable history of manufacture. The certificate can form part of formal records for use in proving due diligence has been exercised if required.

Configurable Test Kits To Suit Your Needs

Test samples are also available in test kit packs for even greater convenience. Kits can contain up to 12 test samples of varying sizes and materials.

Verification of Weighing Accuracy for Dynamic Checkweighers

Checkweighers provide valuable feedback to fillers, slicers, cartoners and other devices to eliminate costly product giveaway. They also support manufacturers to fulfil the legal metrological requirements, based on their weighing accuracy.

Therefore, a checkweighing system should be periodically verified in order to demonstrate due diligence and ensure that:

  • It continues to operate in accordance with the specified accuracy standard
  • It continues to reliably reject out-of-weight products
  • All additional warning / signalling devices are effective (for example alarm conditions, reject confirmation)
  • Installed fail-safe systems are functioning correctly

Our test weights have a lead-free seal and comply with F2 class of the international recommendation OIML R111.
They are delivered with calibration certificates from the Swiss Calibration Service (SCS), which is accredited in various countries according to the multi-lateral agreement EA.