Automatic catchweighing instruments: Comment sought on OIML R 51

Closed 26 Apr 2019

Opened 27 Mar 2019

Overview

The National Measurement Institute (NMI) has been working with the International Organisation of Legal Metrology (OIML) to revise the international standard for automatic catchweighing instruments.

These instruments are also known as wheeled loaders or automatic packaging conveyor weighers. The OIML R 51 standard provides requirements and testing procedures to evaluate these instruments.

As part of this process, we are seeking input on the First Working Draft of the revision of OIML R 51: Automatic catchweighing instruments. Your feedback and insights will form part of a consolidated Australian submission on the First Working Draft. Contributing will also allow NMI to better represent Australian industry and facilitate international trade.

Consultation documents

First Working Draft Revision of OIML R 51 documents:

To make reviewing these documents easier, we have provided these documents with tracked changes:

Please note:

  • These documents are first working drafts so they may contain sections that are incomplete.
  • NMI does not approve category X instruments, which are checkweighers used to check prepackaged products.

If you experience any difficulty accessing these documents, please contact us.

Submissions

Please use the stakeholder comments form below to record your feedback on these documents and email it to InternationalLegalMetrology@measurement.gov.au

Privacy Collection Statement

The department is conducting a consultation process as part of the revision and development of an international standard - OIML R 51: Automatic catchweighing instruments.

The department is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles outlined in Schedule 1 of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), which regulates how we may collect, use, disclose and store personal information. 

The department will collect from this consultation your personal information (including your name, organisation, email and phone number) so that we are able to contact you, if needed, to seek clarification regarding any comments you provide on the First Working Draft of OIML R 51.

Your personal information will be accessed by departmental staff who are involved with the drafting of the consolidated Australian submission on the First working Draft of OIML R 51.

Your personal information will not be used or disclosed without your consent, except as set out above or where authorised or required by law.

Personal Information will be stored and held in accordance with the department’s obligations under the Archives Act 1983 (Cth). For further information, please refer to the Department’s Privacy Policy.

What Happens Next

NMI will consolidate all comments to form an Australian submission on the First Working Draft of 'OIML R 51: Automatic catchweighing instruments'

Audiences

  • Pattern Approval Applicants
  • Servicing licensees
  • Weighing industry association

Interests

  • Trade measurement
  • Weights and measures
  • Measuring instruments
  • Instrument manufacturers
  • Instrument suppliers
  • Instrument importers
  • Trade measurement
  • OIML
  • International Organisation of Legal Metrology