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inspection

  1. the examination of raw materials, work in progress and finished goods to check that these items comply with predetermined QUALITY standards. The principal purpose of inspection is the identification of rejects, thereby ensuring that the standards set are maintained by weeding out unacceptable items (DEFECTIVE WORK). Inspection can involve examination of all items, or just a sample of items where the cost of examination is high.
  2. the inspection of buildings, plant, machinery and equipment which is also necessary to identify MAINTENANCE problems which might cause machine failure and disruption to production, or inconsistent machine performance which would affect product quality. See QUALITY CONTROL, QUALITY COSTS.
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Images are then inspected using Teledyne Dalsa's iNspect software.
Except for requests for Form 5500-EZ, Annual Return of One-Participant (Owners and Their Spouses) Retirement Plans, written requests to inspect or to obtain a copy of this information should be sent to: Department of Labor, Public Disclosure, Room N-5638, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210.
When the fabrics are off, all rolls should be inspected for damage; inspect the suction rolls and the grooved rolls thoroughly for plugging.
With its limited resources, it can only inspect the 57,000 food establishments under its jurisdiction an average of once every five years.
Cooper discussed the vision system used at one foundry to inspect 24 different ductile iron automotive safety parts.
During the initial analysis the computer already learned that wear" and "damage" are objects of inspect," so there is no need for further
Inspect the bolt immediately for abnormal wear in the breech block slot.
Alison Gihespy will inspect Five Ways on Thursday, September 28, at 10am, meeting first at the community flat 24 Moss House Close.
The system can inspect top and bottom surfaces, the contour, the dimensions and the height of a seal.
Tuesday, Robinson's request to inspect Donnelly's glove apparently turned up a gold mine.
We can now inspect more of the 'worst of the worst' cases," says Bernie Deck, the mining co-ordinator for the Ontario Ministry of Labour.
The New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) doesn't have the proper systems in place to track and inspect the removal or permit renewal of scaffolding sidewalk sheds in the city, according to a recent audit conducted by the comptroller's office.