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The Measuring Instruments (Automatic Discontinuous Totalisers) (Use for Trade) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007

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2.  In these Regulations—

“the 2006 Regulations” means the Measuring Instruments (Automatic Discontinuous Totalisers) Regulations 2006(1);

“accuracy class” means the classification of an automatic discontinuous totaliser as set out in paragraph 16 of Schedule 1 to the 2006 Regulations;

“automatic discontinuous totaliser” means an automatic weighing instrument that determines the mass of a bulk product by dividing into discrete loads. The mass of each discrete load is determined in sequence and summed. Each discrete load is then delivered to bulk;

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

“instrument” has the same meaning as automatic discontinuous totaliser;

“load receptor” means a part of an automatic discontinuous totaliser on which loads are placed for the purpose of their being weighed;

“maximum capacity” means the maximum discrete load which the automatic discontinuous totaliser is authorised to weigh and that can be weighed automatically on a load receptor;

“minimum capacity” means the minimum discrete load which the automatic discontinuous totaliser is authorised to weigh and that can be weighed automatically on a load receptor;

“minimum totalised load” means the value of the smallest bulk load that can be totalised without exceeding the maximum permissible error when the automatic operation is comprised of discrete loads, each within the automatic weighing range;

“non-automatic zero-setting device” means a device for setting the indication by the operator;

“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

“semi-automatic zero-setting device” means a device for automatically setting the indication to zero following a manual command.

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