We gained VCAP on the first audit. This is because testing for quality and accuracy at Flintec is already so rigorous that the requirements of VCAP were already enshrined in our existing processes.
(PRWEB) February 1, 2011
Load cell manufacturer Flintec has gained the VCAP quality standard, confirming the consistent quality of its load cells and other force measurement products.
This is a major benefit for Flintec customers. Manufacturers which use Flintec’s ultra-precise load cells at the heart of their products will now be able to meet the VCAP standard more easily.
VCAP – the Verified Conformity Assessment Program – is an assurance that a manufacturer’s products are all built to the same exacting standards.
The aim is to marginalise less scrupulous manufacturers who gain a quality standard only to then cut corners and churn out inferior quality products.
VCAP reinforces the strong reassurance already provided by the National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP), a quality benchmark for precision accuracy in weights and measures.
Under VCAP procedures, products are tested regularly to ensure they continue to conform to the high standards of accuracy and quality required.
Flintec Managing Director David Weeks said: “We gained VCAP on the first audit, we passed first time.
“This is because testing for quality and accuracy at Flintec is already so rigorous that the requirements of VCAP were already enshrined in our existing processes.”
Gaining VCAP assists Flintec with its on-going NTEP certification – driving consistency, providing accountability and differentiating the company from other load cell manufacturers.
The National Conference of Weights and Measures has stipulated that all manufacturers producing NTEP-conforming products must also gain the VCAP standard.
VCAP certification for Flintec further boosts confidence among manufacturers which rely on the company’s ultra-precise load cells and force measurement solutions.
Flintec’s load cell technology is at the heart of some of the world’s most sophisticated weighing and force measurement equipment. Flintec load cells are used for benchmarking in precision testing and calibration.
Last year Flintec announced that it had become the first major load cell manufacturer in the world to gain the much respected EN13485 standard for the engineering of medical devices.
Increasing numbers of manufacturers are turning to Flintec to help them create new innovations in the medical equipment sector. It has become the fastest growing area of Flintec’s business.
Manufacturers seeking load cell suppliers are working with Flintec because the company goes far beyond simply manufacturing load cells.
They are teaming up with Flintec so they can incorporate its load cell expertise into their design strategies from day one.
This creates a wealth of opportunities, enabling manufacturers to create solutions that previously may not have been possible.
Forging a partnership with Flintec also offers other important benefits:
- lower costs
- shorter time to market
- ready access to Flintec’s wider global markets.
Flintec’s range of products includes:
- precision accuracy strain gage load cell solutions
- electronics including load cell amplifiers, digitising units, weighing indicators, remote displays, measuring instruments
- load sensor solutions, force measurement sensors
- customised solutions – load cells and other force measurement products tailor-made for the most demanding applications.
For more information about load cell manufacturer Flintec and how its VCAP certification can benefit you, please contact David Weeks, +44 (0)2920 797959.
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Flintec is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of precision load cells and strain gage electronics – innovating a diverse range of force measurement solutions for customers who demand optimum accuracy, quality and customer service.
Founded in Sweden, the company has focused upon the design and manufacture of strain gages, load cells, measurement electronics and software for a diverse industry base from weighing machinery to new markets in the medical device, industrial and agricultural machinery and process automation sectors.
Flintec is part of the Swedish Indutrade Group listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm. Indutrade comprises 100 subsidiaries with 3,000 employees and an annual revenue of $1 billion.
Flintec’s teams have always actively sought out the most difficult load cell weighing and force measurement challenges. Flintec innovates solutions for applications that rival firms either ignored or tackled badly.
In recent years, Flintec has expanded with:
- two hi-tech major manufacturing facilities in Sri Lanka (at Katunayake and Koggola)
- sales, distribution and customer support facilities in the USA, Brazil, Sweden, Germany, the UK, France, Italy, Sri Lanka, China and India
- 1,000 highly-trained employees committed to developing innovating measurement solutions, maximum accuracy and rapid delivery.
Major sectors served include medical device manufacturing, process weighing, weighing machinery, industrial and agricultural vehicles, test & measurement plus process automation & control.