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spot check

[′spät ‚chek]
(industrial engineering)
A check or inspection of certain steps in an operation, process, or the like, of certain parts of a piece of equipment or of a representative lot of completed parts or articles; the steps or parts inspected would normally be only a small percentage of the total.

spot check

A method of quality control in the manufacturing process in which the samples are selected in a random fashion and their quality ascertained. This ensures that the items selected are typical of the entire production run.
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The DCI-mini spot-check SpHb sensor is available in Europe, Japan and many other countries, but not available for sale in the United States, Canada, China, Singapore, Brazil and Mexico.
Noninvasive spot-check hemoglobin (SpHb) measurements were attempted on a total of 525 patients, with a success rate of 86% (n=450).
The chief executive, Paul Roberts, and his executive team now conduct spot-checks on wards, and a recent visit to Ward F revealed a positive improvement since the HIW inspection.
He said the spot-checks will be in the hands of local authorities and operated by the police and the vehicle inspectorate.
Spot Vital Signs is a fully automated, multiparameter spot-check device that captures noninvasive blood pressure measurements using the oscillometric method.
Spot-check within the scope of the roads around 9 100 km of cycle paths around 500 km.
Designed primarily for continuous patient monitoring in low-acuity-care areas with full patient alarm capability, the LIFEGARD I can also be easily employed as a stat- or spot-check monitor for use either in the physician's office or from patient to patient within the ward.
The technological deficiencies of measuring body temperature on a continuous and spot-check manner are reflected in the 2002 article by Moran and Mendal in the scientific journal Sports Medicine, which stated: "Surprisingly, the method used for measuring body temperature has not changed since the 18th century.
It's the only patient monitor that effectively bridges the gap, in terms of both size and complexity, between more traditional continuous monitors and spot-check devices.
The new product is a portable device that enables greenskeepers to spot-check any area of the green for instant data on soil moisture, salinity and temperature, for better watering and fertilization management.
In the same way that other leading indexes track countries or industries, the HBSI provides a spot-check barometer of conditions for companies in the U.