Flintec Gains VCAP Quality Standard for load cells

  • February 07, 2011
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February 7, 2011 -Flintec gained the VCAP quality standard for its load cells and other force measurement products. VCAP – the Verified Conformity Assessment Program – is an assurance that a manufacturer’s products are all built to the same exacting standards. The National Conference of Weights and Measures has stipulated that all manufacturers producing NTEP-conforming products must also gain the VCAP standard. 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.  

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