New OIML R150 welcomed by CECIP

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OIML published its new Recommendation 150 on ‘Continuous totalizing automatic weighing instruments of the arched chute type’. CECIP was a requesting party for this Recommendation and was involved in the development from the beginning. Therefore, CECIP welcomes the publication of this Recommendation.

These types of weighing instruments are defined as weighing instruments that cause a vertical flow of bulk product to effect a centripetal force proportionally to the mass of the product passing along the circular arched surface of the force receptor. Since they can meet the same criteria as other continuous totalising automatic weighing instruments CECIP believed is is right this OIML Recommendation is introduced.

At the moment the European Measuring Instruments Directive (MID) 2014/32/EU still prescribes continuous totalising weighing instruments to include a belt weigher, making it impossible to get an EU type-approval for the weighing instruments covered by this new Recommendation. CECIP hopes that the publication of this OIML Recommendation will fasten to process to make the requirements technological neutral by accepting other continuous totalising weighing instruments than with belt weighers as part of the MID.

 

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CECIP is the European association for national trade organisations representing the European manufacturers of weighing instruments. Founded in 1958, CECIP has today 14 members. These include 11 national member associations from: Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom and three company members from Portugal, Sweden and Turkey. The weighing industry has gone through tremendous changes in the past decades with new technologies and techniques being introduced in all sectors. Nowadays weighing instruments plays an important role in every industry, contributing to the quality of the final product. Today, CECIP is playing its role within Europe, striving for common and harmonised standards to be adopted at European and International levels. These standards and legislation should provide safety and quality to both consumers and users of weighing instruments. CECIP aims to provide valuable contributions to improve the quality of legislation and standards.