The iCap Weight Compliance application allows facilities to capture samples of standard weight product in order to provide proof that the product they’re shipping meets the regulations set forth in Canada’s Average System of Net Quantity Determination - where the supplier of a
packaged product is responsible for ensuring that consumers receive, on average, the declared quantity as shown on the label.
The application allows facilities to automate labour intensive manual processes. At the click of a button, facitlies can prove that the weighted average of a production lot – or – a pallet for that matter – is compliant with the regulations outlined in the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act.
Carlisle’s Weight Compliance application will monitor the following principles of the Average System:
- The declared quantity on a package should accurately reflect the quantity being supplied, so the average net contents of the packages in a lot may not be less than the declared net quantity.
- The control over production should be such that the individual packages are within tolerances. No more than 2.5% of the lot may have a negative error larger than the tolerance.
- The number of packages which may have excessive negative errors is limited. Not more than one package may contain less than twice the tolerance.
Operators have three options when it comes to setting up a batch. They can schedule by the number of pieces, the number of cartons, or can choose to sample by the pallet. Government regulations provide reference tables that are used by the application to determine sample size
based on the number of pieces in the production lot (or on the pallet if that option is selected). Depending on where the batch quantity falls within these reference tables, operators will need to sample a certain number of pieces in order to meet the requirements set out in the regulations.