In principle, worldwide (OIML) and EU legislation sets essential requirements for weighing instruments that need to protect users, customers and ensure faire competition. All weighing instruments that meet these requirements on aspects such as safety and accuracy should be allowed to be placed on the European market.
However, this is not the case for all continuous totalising automatic weighing instruments, since Directive 2014/32/EU and OIML Recommendation 50 set construction rules limiting the placing on the market of other instruments than belt weighers meeting the essential requirements.
There are no technical reasons to avoid continuous totalising weighing instruments without a belt weigher to be placed on the market. Actually, these instruments can only provide benefits to end-users. Therefore, CECIP calls on the EU decision makers and OIML to work on the possibilities to allow continuous totalising weighing instruments without a belt weigher for trade applications on the global and EU market as well. Therefore, this point should be considered when revising the essential requirements of Directive 2014/32/EU and OIML R50.
The full position paper can be found here.