Specifications Relating to Non-automatic Weighing Devices (1998) (SI/98-81)

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Specifications Relating to Non-automatic Weighing Devices (1998)

SI/98-81

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT

Registration 1998-07-08

Specifications Relating to Non-automatic Weighing Devices (1998)

The Minister of Industry, pursuant to paragraph 10(1)(i)Footnote a of the Weights and Measures Act and sections 13Footnote b and 27Footnote b of the Weights and Measures RegulationsFootnote c, hereby establishes the annexed Specifications Relating to Non-automatic Weighing Devices (1998).

June 15, 1998
John Manley
Minister of Industry

INTERPRETATION

  •  (1) The definitions in this section apply in these Specifications.

    “actual scale interval”

    “actual scale interval” or “d” means the value, expressed in units of mass

    • (a) with respect to analogue indications, of the difference between the values corresponding to two consecutive scale marks; and

    • (b) with respect to digital indications, the difference between two consecutively indicated values. (échelon réel ou d)

    “automatic indicating device”

    “automatic indicating device” means a weighing device in which the position of equilibrium is obtained without an operator’s intervention. (appareil de pesage à équilibre automatique)

    “auxiliary indicating element”

    “auxiliary indicating element” means a rider, a vernier or, in the case of a digital indicating device, the last figure after the decimal sign that is clearly differentiated from other figures such as by size, shape or colour. (dispositif indicateur auxiliaire)

    “initial zero-setting mechanism”

    “initial zero-setting mechanism” means a feature that automatically sets a weighing device to zero at the time the device is switched on and before it is ready for use. (dispositif de mise à zéro initiale)

    “maximum capacity”

    “maximum capacity” or “Max” means the maximum weighing capacity of a weighing device and, in the case of a multiple range device, the maximum weighing capacity of the relevant range. (portée maximale ou Max)

    “metrological function”

    “metrological function” means a function of a weighing device that is necessary for the measurement process — including the sensing of the measured quantity, the transmission, processing, storage and correction or adjustment of measurement signals or values and the indication or printing of measurement values — and that can impact on the final quantity determination or price calculation or affect the validity of transactions. Metrological functions include, but are not limited to,

    • (a) displaying or printing gross, tare, net and negative weight values, zero, and unit and total prices;

    • (b) setting zero, linearity, sensitivity, scale intervals, maximum capacity and motion detection; and

    • (c) performing the computation and rounding of price and weight values and the storing of values. (fonction métrologique)

    “module”

    “module” means a part of a weighing device that

    • (a) performs a specific metrological function;

    • (b) can be examined and tested separately; and

    • (c) is subject to the error limits set out in these Specifications. (module)

    “multi-interval device”

    “multi-interval device” means a weighing device

    • (a) that has a single weighing range divided into partial weighing ranges, each of which has a different scale interval; and

    • (b) in which the appropriate partial weighing range is automatically determined according to the load applied, both for increasing and decreasing loads. (appareil à échelons multiples)

    “multiple range device”

    “multiple range device” means a weighing device that

    • (a) has, for the same weighing and load-receiving element, two or more weighing ranges, each of which

      • (i) extends from zero to the maximum capacity of the range, and

      • (ii) has a different verification scale interval; and

    • (b) selects automatically, or permits the operator to select manually, any of the weighing ranges. (appareil à étendues multiples)

    “non-automatic indicating device”

    “non-automatic indicating device” means a weighing device that requires an operator’s intervention to obtain equilibrium, such as an equal-arm scale with weights. (appareil de pesage à équilibre non automatique)

    “non-automatic weighing device”

    “non-automatic weighing device” or “weighing device” means a weighing machine that weighs discrete loads and that requires an operator’s intervention during the weighing process, such as to deposit the load to be measured on the weighing and load-receiving element and to remove it therefrom or to obtain weight results. (appareil de pesage à fonctionnement non automatique ou appareil de pesage)

    “number of verification scale intervals”

    “number of verification scale intervals” means the value obtained by using the following formula:

    Max/e

    where

    Max  
    represents the maximum capacity, and
    e  
    represents the verification scale interval. (nombre d’échelons de vérification)
    “on-board weighing system”

    “on-board weighing system” means a weighing device designed to be an integral part of, or attached or secured to, the frame, chassis, lifting mechanism or bed of mobile equipment such as a truck, tractor, trailer or forklift. (système de pesage monté sur véhicule)

    “verification scale interval”

    “verification scale interval” or “e” means a value, specified by the manufacturer and expressed in units of mass, that is used for the classification and inspection of a weighing device. (échelon de vérification ou e)

    “weight classifier”

    “weight classifier” means a weighing device with a digital indicating element that rounds a weight value up to the next verification scale interval. (appareil classificateur)

  • (2) In these Specifications, a reference to a verification scale interval or actual scale interval refers to that of the weighing range or partial weighing range, as the case may be, that is being tested.

  • SI/2005-85, s. 1.