Performance testing of metal detection and x-ray inspection systems is an essential part of quality management and ensures your production line is compliant. Associations including HACCP, BRC, IFS etc. and quality management systems such as ISO 9000 requires that the systems which are installed at critical control points (CCP) are routinely QA tested with the results documented. This is achieved using full calibrated test pieces.
All of LOMA’s® test pieces are made from the highest quality food grade materials, colour-coded for easy identification and are supplied with certification for full traceability
How do I know what size test pieces to use?
Test piece sizes are can be determined by your customer, a code of practice or based on your own internal processes for the CCP following sensitivity testing on your machine and product. Many factors can affect the desired size including product size & effect (wet/dry etc), aperture size and machine sensitivity.
What types of test pieces are there?
Test pieces come in various types and sizes depending on the application requirement. LOMA SYSTEMS® provide the following types:
• Stainless steel, ferrous & non-ferrous test sticks, flexible wands, balls & discs for metal detection
• Stainless steel, glass, ceramic test wands for X-Ray Inspection