Glossary: weighing technology

Type approval

The suitability for use in applications requiring W&M approval of a weighing instrument or weighing terminal is documented by the type approval of a Notified Body. For this purpose, the scales or weighing terminals are subjected to a verification test. Conformity to applicable standards in the EC and/or other countries, e.g. OIML, WELMEC, NTEP, Measurement Canada, NMI, etc. is reviewed. This includes both metrological and device-specific requirements. The type approval is documented with the type approval certificate.