Quality control is essentially the process of monitoring the quality of finished products using a number of different measures.
Many different approaches to quality control have been developed over the years – and these combine various elements such as statistical techniques and data, controls, strategy, communications, competence and personnel to create environments where the organisational focus is on consistent quality and meeting customers’ needs.
The widespread implementation of quality certification such as ISO9000 standards has also meant that organisations need to rely on accurate, reliable and repeatable processes and procedures to prove the quality of their outputs. And that’s one of the key reasons why weighing equipment plays such a crucial role in establishing solid quality control processes in any factory and helping to ensure consistent final product quality.
Whether in agriculture and farming, chemical and petrochemical, mining and transport, waste and recycling, construction, medical or food and beverage, weighing and product inspection equipment is an essential component of quality control in these as well as many other industries because it enables precise measurement, record-keeping and process control and ensures that each step of the production process is monitored, traced and controlled.
Take the food industry for example, where product contamination could cause irreparable harm to a brand or company’s reputation and which could result in enormous cost to the company not only in terms of lost businesses but also in potential legal fees too. The installation of inspection equipment such as high-speed checkweighers would play a key role in preventing this from happening as the system would check weights and immediately reject products that didn’t meet final weight requirements. Moreover, metal detectors and X-ray product inspection machines would continuously search for any contamination.
All the equipment can be seamlessly connected with each other as well as with third-party systems and together with customised software, can combine to create a powerful and reliable quality control management system.
Whether goods or raw materials are being checked in, inventory being tracked, ingredients measured, processes are being monitored or outputs are being quantified, the measurement of weight is a crucial part of maintaining quality in just about every type of business in the production environment. And when weighing processes are designed well, they can play an important role in maintaining accuracy and reliability throughout the process and ensuring consistent product quality from start to finish.
If you want to establish solid quality control processes in your factory, AccuPak should be your first port of call. We are Australia’s largest supplier of weighing and product inspection equipment and have a range of equipment and off-the-shelf or custom-written software to meet even the most demanding of quality control systems.
AccuPak has eight branches located across South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, which provide customers with quick and convenient access to our large range of quality weighing and product inspection products supported by experienced technicians in every branch. Contact us for professional, expert advice.