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Directive 2014/31/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of non-automatic weighing instruments (recast) (Text with EEA relevance)

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3. Classification U.K.

3.1. Instruments with one weighing range U.K.

Instruments equipped with an auxiliary indicating device shall belong to class I or class II. For these instruments the minimum capacity lower limits for these two classes are obtained from Table 1 by replacement in column 3 of the verification scale interval (e) by the actual scale interval (d).

If d < 10–4 g, the maximum capacity of class I may be less than 50 000 e.

3.2. Instruments with multiple weighing ranges U.K.

Multiple weighing ranges are permitted, provided they are clearly indicated on the instrument. Each individual weighing range is classified according to point 3.1. If the weighing ranges fall into different accuracy classes the instrument shall comply with the severest of the requirements that apply for the accuracy classes in which the weighing ranges fall.

3.3. Multi-interval instruments U.K.
3.3.1.Instruments with one weighing range may have several partial weighing ranges (multi-interval instruments).U.K.

Multi-interval instruments shall not be equipped with an auxiliary indicating device.

3.3.2.Each partial weighing range i of multi-interval instruments is defined by:U.K.
its verification scale interval ei
with e(i + 1) > ei
its maximum capacity Maxi
with Maxr = Max
its minimum capacity Mini

with Mini = Max (i – 1)

and Min1 = Min

where:

i

=

1, 2, … r,

i

=

partial weighing range number,

r

=

the total number of partial weighing ranges.

All capacities are capacities of net load, irrespective of the value of any tare used.

3.3.3.The partial weighing ranges are classified according to Table 2. All partial weighing ranges shall fall into the same accuracy class, that class being the instrument’s accuracy class.U.K.
Table 2
a

For i = r, the corresponding column of Table 1 applies, with e replaced by er.

Multi-interval instruments
i1, 2, … ripartial weighing range numberrtotal number of partial weighing ranges
ClassVerification scale interval (e)Minimum capacity (Min)Number of verification scale intervals
Minimum valueMinimum valuea
Maximum value
I0,001 g ≤ ei100 e150 000
II0,001 g ≤ ei ≤ 0,05 g20 e15 000100 000
0,1 g ≤ ei50 e15 000100 000
III0,1 g ≤ ei20 e150010 000
IIII5g ≤ ei10 e1501 000

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