In nearly any industry, the quality of the materials used can often mean the difference between success and failure. This can be particularly true for construction, where failure can have serious consequences. The research and development process typically includes a variety of materials testing applications to ensure the final product meets quality and safety standards. Balances and scales play a critical role in the testing of construction materials.
Impact printers are quite sturdy and can tolerate demanding industrial environments. While the printing quality is not as good as a thermal printer, the printouts last much longer without degradation after time, so they’re well-suited to keep long-term records. They’re also cheap and relatively low maintenance. The AIP has a rechargeable battery for operation even when electricity is not available, and automatically detects the connected device’s settings for efficient communication.
Quality control and consistency isn’t really something that’s typically been a concern with cannabis products of the past. However, with cannabis and CBD products making their way to the mainstream through both medicinal and recreational channels, manufacturers are now more concerned than ever with maintaining standards and meeting local regulations to make sure that the products they produce are acceptable and traceable. Balances used for weighing out samples are much more important in this process to provide monitoring from seed to sale.
GMP stands for Good Manufacturing Practices. While the name might evoke industrial settings like factories, GMP affects industries like food production, pharmaceutical companies, and medical devices and supplies. In addition to manufacturers, they also concern processors and packagers. The FDA checks companies from relevant industries to make sure they’re GMP compliant.
As with any agricultural product, the moisture content of cannabis is an important concern. Cannabis, though, can be stored for weeks or months following harvest until it reaches a dispensary. During this time, it may be susceptible to microorganisms and contaminants such as fungi (too much moisture) or mold (too little moisture).
When researching mass and weighing instruments, you might have noticed the term “traceability” comes up frequently, especially in laboratory and manufacturing. Traceability is used in a wide variety of fields, and the definitions vary accordingly. In this post, we’re going to focus on traceability in metrology, and how it affects the measurement of mass.