Regular calibration ensures that you’re getting the most accurate results, which can greatly improve your ROI and avoid production loss and costly recalls. We recommend calibration be performed at least every 12 months.
Gold Standard Bottle:
The Model 2212 Gold Standard Calibration Verification bottle was designed to allow the user to quickly verify the calibration and operational repeatability of Vibrac models of torque testers. This process can be carried out in 2-3 minutes. The Model 2212 Gold Standard can be configured into the shape of a device to fit into Vibrac’s standard tooling packages. It is fitted with a head piece designed according to the customer’s testing requirements. It can also be fitted with a handle for non-motorized applications. The Gold Standard bottle is constructed using high-energy permanent magnets and heavy-duty ball bearings to ensure the long- term durability of this calibration standard. Each Gold Standard bottle is labeled with an exact torque rating which can be set to a customer specification and is supplied with a certificate of calibration and traceability. The Gold Standard bottle is manufactured exclusively by Vibrac and can easily be used on torque test devices manufactured by other companies.
What is the Gold Standard Bottle?
The Gold Standard Bottles date back to the mid 1990s as a convenient method of verification of calibration for all Vibrac cap test systems. In the early years, all bottles were built to the 10-lb-in standard max torque, and used primarily on cap test systems used in the beverage industry. These bottles allowed configuring the cap tightness to a marginal tolerance of only 0.2 lb-in.
The application of Gold Standard bottles has changed over the years to serve different cap types and torque specifications. These changes required new Gold Standard bottle designs with variable max torque configurations. This allowed Vibrac to create the GS-1 (Gold Standard 1) Bottle that is capable of meeting multiple configurations and mechanical set ups while maintaining a tolerance rate of +/- 2%.
Process Validation Definition
“Process validation is the documented evidence that the process, operated within established parameters, can perform effectively and repetitively to produce a product meeting its pre-determined specifications and quality attributes.”
The Gage Study is used to demonstrate that the Cap Inspector is capable of providing the required accuracy, repeatability and reproducibility of measurements for the required application. Repeatability is the variability of the measurements obtained by one person while measuring the same item repeatedly. Reproducibility is the variability of the measurement system caused by differences in operator behavior.
To get a better understanding of the Gold Standard Calibration and the Torque testing capabilities that we can provide through Vibrac’s equipment, please get in touch with our Torque experts through this form or directly via phone at 800-829-5741.