Glossary: weighing technology

According to the EC Directive 90/384/EC, scales must be officially verified if, for example, they are used as follows:

  • Business transactions, when the price of a good is determined by weighing.
  • Manufacturing of pharmaceuticals in pharmacies and for analyses in medical and pharmaceutical laboratories.
  • For official purposes.
  • In the manufacturing of prepackaged goods.

Outside the EC, country-specific regulations apply to mandatory verification.

The maximum capacity describes the maximum weight of the load on a scale. This can be read from the type plate or the weighing range sticker.

Electrical circuit with several elements for the precise measurement of an electrical quantity, e.g. resistance.

Abbr. for 'Measuring Instruments Directive'.

Scale with a weighing range divided into partial ranges. Each of these has a different scale interval. Depending on the applied load, the scale switches up and down to the corresponding measuring range with the corresponding resolution and division.

With multiple-range scales, each individual range is treated as a single range scale. Switching between the weight ranges is only possible with increasing load. Switching to a range with lower resolution by taring is not possible with a multiple-range scale.

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