Master Capability Report
Before installing a SmartDispenser®, perform a capabilities test by dispensing a full syringe reservoir onto the weighing sensor (see diagram below). Each SmartDispenser® is designed to communicate with an A&D Company’s AD4212B Analytical Weighing Sensor. The SmartDispenser® administrator may activate the weighing sensor option in the administration section of the SmartDispenser®. The weighing sensor automatically records all weight data to a file located on the SmartDispenser’s hard drive. Download the production report via USB memory stick or local network, import into Excel and calculate the mean and standard deviation. The mean is your Target Weight and the standard deviation, calculated into a percentage, is your +/- tolerance.
Set up an Analytical Weighing Sensor in your quality control department. Once or twice a year, pull a SmartDispenser from the production line. Using the capabilities test as a benchmark, input the target weight and tolerance into the SmartDispenser® GUI interface. After each dispense, the SmartDispenser® will compare the actual weight dispensed to +/- tolerance and, if out of tolerance, a warning message will appear on screen and need to be cleared before the SmartDispenser® returns to operation. All weights and weight stoppage are automatically recorded to an Excel CSV file for post calibration analysis. If the current data matches the capabilities test data, the SmartDispenser® is performing within specification. If there is a difference in the data comparison, contact Fishman Corporation’s Technical Service.