Glossary: weighing technology

Conformity assessment

Conformity assessment is required when a weighing instrument is first put into circulation. It confirms the conformity of the weighing instrument with the requirements of the applicable directives and their implementation in national law (Verification Act). The conformity assessment can be carried out by the W&M authorities as well as by many manufacturers and distributors. Conformity-assessed scales are marked with a CE mark and the respective year as well as the number of the type examination certificate, the assessment certificate or, if applicable, only the approval number.