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Weights and Measures Regulations

Version of section 150 from 2017-02-13 to 2024-05-28:

 The following definitions apply in this Division.

continuous totalizing weighing machine

continuous totalizing weighing machine means a machine used for continuously weighing a bulk product on a conveyor belt, without systematic subdivision of the mass and without interruption of the movement of the conveyor belt. (appareil de pesage totalisateur en continu)

electronic computing machine

electronic computing machine means an electronic machine that calculates the monetary value equal to the product of the weight indication multiplied by the unit price. (appareil calculateur électronique)

electronic machine

electronic machine means a machine, other than a continuous totalizing weighing machine, that operates with electronic components and is equipped with a digital means of indication. (appareil électronique)

known test load

known test load means a load consisting of local standards or any other load the weight of which has been determined in relation to local standards. (charge connue)


machine means an automatic weighing machine for use in trade that weighs without the intervention of an operator and follows a predetermined program of automatic processes characteristic of the machine. (appareil)


registration includes both visual indication and printed representation of quantity, unit price or monetary value. (enregistrement)

tare function

tare function in respect of a machine, means a process, mechanism or feature that allows it to utilize tare. (fonction tare)

  • SOR/90-118, s. 20
  • SOR/98-115, s. 12
  • SOR/2005-130, s. 8
  • SOR/2012-28, s. 4
  • SOR/2017-17, s. 2

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