Glossary: weighing technology

Mandatory verification

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.