We offer you direct access to expert advice to select the right inspection equipment for your products and application by providing free product evaluation and testing services.
Depending upon the product type and and your manufacturing environment, we can receive your product samples for testing at one of our four Application and Testing Centres - in the US, Spain, Malaysia or China.
You will recieve an individual evaluation of your own products detailing attainable inspection accuracy, performance and contaminant detection sensitivity. The resulting Product Test and Sensitivity Report created is based on real-life product needs and can include metal detection, x-ray, checkweighing and vision inspection technologies
This free service provides you with an opportunity to test our product inspection solutions with your own products and test samples before making a final decision on which inspection system to install.
With every test, parameters such as environmental conditions, e.g. temperature and line speeds, are replicated. A COVID-19-proof process allows manufacturers to watch the testing via a remote video link from anywhere in the world. Test results are then documented in a detailed report by Mettler-Toledo’s inspection experts after the tests are concluded. The report includes information such as the most suitable product inspection technology based on the actual product, manufacturing facility, potential contaminant detection requirements, and business needs. It also contains detailed data regarding a possible False Reject Rate (FRR) and Probability of Detection (POD) of a contaminated product passing through your system.
A highlight in our Barcelona facility is a complete testing line where we are able to simulate any production line conditions. The line includes our entire inspection technology portfolio and is connected to our data management system, ProdX, giving customers access to the full product offering from METTLER TOLEDO.
Standard test requests are processed within five working days of receiving your product. After conducting the tests, we can use our meeting areas or live streaming solutions to discuss the results, answer questions and support you in finding the right product inspection solution.
“We know that Quality Managers are very keen to take advantage of free testing, and we’re delighted to open our doors and our expertise to them,” said Christine Gottschalk, Head of PI Test and Democentre, METTLER TOLEDO Product Inspection. “There are huge benefits in using this service, since we can demonstrate which inspection equipment will best solve the main challenges from contaminant detection, weighing accuracy to label verification. Our customers can be certain that they are investing in the right solution, so it lessens the risks behind major capital expenditure.”
In a recent case, Mettler Toledo worked with an international dairy manufacturer to test blocks of butter. The key focus of the testing was metal detection technology and the aim was to establish whether a Profile metal detector with an operating frequency of 200-600-800 kHz or a Profile Advantage detector with multi-simultaneous frequency technology was most suited to the application. During the ensuing test, both systems were trialled, and the result came down in favour of the Profile Advantage. This technology is now used worldwide to improve the manufacturer’s quality standards..