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The Measuring Instruments (Beltweighers) (Use for Trade) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007

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2.  In these Regulations—

“the 1981 Order” means the Weights and Measures (Northern Ireland) Order 1981;

“the 2006 Regulations” means the Measuring Instruments (Beltweighers) Regulations 2006(1);

“accuracy class” means the classification of a beltweigher as set out in paragraph 16 of Schedule 1 to the 2006 Regulations;

“automatic weighing instrument” means an instrument that determines the mass of a product without the intervention of an operator and follows a predetermined programme of automatic processes characteristic of the instrument intended to determine the mass of a body by using the action of gravity on that body;

“beltweigher” means an automatic weighing instrument that continuously determines the mass of a bulk product on a conveyor belt without systematic subdivision of the product and without interrupting the movement of the conveyor belt;

“essential requirements” means the requirements set out in Schedule 1 to the 2006 Regulations;

“instrument” has the same meaning as beltweigher;

“maximum capacity” means the maximum instantaneous net load that the weighing unit is intended to weigh on the portion of the conveyor belt representing the weigh length;

“place on the market” means making available for the first time in a member State an instrument intended for an end user, whether for reward or free of charge;

“put into use” means the first use of an instrument intended for the end user for the purposes for which it was intended; and

“weighing unit” means the part of a beltweigher providing information on the mass of the load to be measured.

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