Memory Test Procedure

As highlighted in a recent blog post, one of the key features of Ceia’s market-leading metal detectors is the automated failsafe menu testing process. Under the requirements of certain supermarket Codes of Practice (CoPs), a Memory Test may also be required. The recommended testing procedure as set out by Ceia is relatively simple, but is a crucial element of CoP compliance. 

The Procedure

The operator should first select five random products and pass them through the detector, ensuring that they are free from metal contaminants. Once this has been done, three of these products should be used to make up test packs. Each should contain either a ferrous, a non-ferrous or a stainless steel test piece. For foil detectors, only two test packs need to be made up. The test packs must then be passed through the detector, with a standard pack in between each test pack. 

The test will automatically be recorded as a fail if one of the test samples is detected and not rejected, or, if one of the blank test packs is rejected.

The message on the screen will advise on the type of failure and this will be automatically recorded in the event log accordingly.

Test Pieces

MDS can supply a range of standard test samples (Ferrous, Non Ferrous, Stainless Steel and Aluminium) with ball sizes from 0.2mm to 20.0mm. Test pieces can be supplied as sticks, rods, cards, discs or test sample boxes. If you require a bespoke test sample product, please contact our team with your requirements. 

Further Information

The MDS team will also be more than happy to answer your questions about any of the Ceia testing procedures or products. Complete the contact form or email and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.