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Weights and Measures Newsletter Archives - Weighing

Please contact NIST OWM Staff for the latest technical information.


Key WordsArticleIssue
Making Sense of the “Min” Marking on Class I and II ScalesOctober 2020
A-035Hopper scales; scales; HB44; specifications; tolerances; measuring; weighingHopper Scales, Selecting the Appropriate DeviceDecember 2015
A-034Belt-conveyor; scales; HB44; specifications; tolerancesTightening the Belt (on Belt-Conveyor Scale Systems)March 2014
A-033Bulk materials; weighing; HB44; clean sweepClean SweepAugust 2011
A-032Tare; scales; HB44; weighingAre you Getting What You Pay For? How Scale Use Affects Transaction AccuracyJuly 2011
A-031TareProposed NIST Handbook 44 Requirements for Tare - Part 2, Terminology and DefinitionsSeptember
A-030TareProposed NIST Handbook 44 Requirements for Tare - Part 1, BackgroundSeptember 2008
A-029Specifications Tolerances Devices CalibrationsDevices Just Calibrated - Acceptance Tolerances Apply, Right?June 2008
A-028Weighing Devices Large Capacity ScalesOvercoming Roadblocks of Testing Large Capacity ScalesJune 2008
A-027Weight for shift tests Shift test loads Test pattern Position of test weights Shift test proceduresNew Shift Test Loads and Test Patterns for Platform Scales with Less than Three SectionsSeptember 2007
A-026Multi-interval Multiple Range TolerancesDetermination of Test Loads & Tolerances for Multi-interval and Multiple Range Weighing InstrumentsMarch 2007
A-025Marking Requirements Multiple Platforms Totalizing Indicating ElementMarking Requirements and Proper Testing Procedures for Vehicle Scales Equipped with Multiple Independent Platforms Interfaced with a Totalizing Indicating ElementNovember 2006
A-024Vehicle Stored TareNational Stored Tare Vehicle Study ConcludedNovember 2006
A-023Electronic Cash Registers (ECR) Point-of-Sale Systems (POS) Inspection Markings Indicating elements Recording elements Zero-balance condition Price look-up (PLU) Increasing-load Decreasing-load TareElectronic Cash Registers (ECR) and Point-of-Sale Systems (POS) Interfaced with Scales Part 2 - ExaminationSeptember 2006
A-022Electronic Cash Registers (ECRs) Point-of-Sale Systems (POS) Card readers Cash acceptorsElectronic Cash Registers (ECR) and Point-of-Sale Systems (POS) Interfaced with Scales Part 1 - BackgroundSeptember 2006
A-021Split-draft weighing Two-draft weighing Double-draft weighing Double weighingSplit-draft WeighingSeptember 2006
A-020Sectional Tests Shift Tests Vehicle Scales Livestock Scales Railroad Track Scales Agreement of IndicationsAgreement of Indications on Shift or Section TestsSeptember 2006
A-019Retail Computing Scales Pricing Feature Price Accuracy Fractional Unit Pricing Multiple Feature Legal Pricing FeaturesRetail Computing Scales-Are You Able to Detect a Noncompliant Pricing Feature?June 2006
A-018Discrimination TestConducting Discrimination TestsJune 2006
A-017Belt-Conveyor Scale Systems Initial Test Material TestBelt-Conveyor Scale Systems Questions on TestingJune 2006
A-016Ratio TestWhy Ratio Test?August 2005
A-015Remote Displays Vehicle ScalesVehicle Scales and Remote DisplaysAugust 2005
A-014Test LoadDefining a "Test Load"June 2005
A-013Reference ScaleUsing Reference Scales (corrected as of June 2005)March 2005
A-012Automatic Weighing System AWSExamination of Automatic Weighing Systems (AWS)March 2005
A-011Counting Feature Prescription ScaleTesting the Counting Feature on a Prescription ScaleNovember 2004
A-010Manual WeightManual Gross, Tare and Net Weight Entries on ScalesNovember 2004
A-009Error Weights Strain-Load TestingThe Importance of Using Error Weights in Strain-Load TestingAugust 2004
A-008Weight ClassifiersMarkings and Tolerance Application for Weight ClassifiersMay 2004
A-007Span Load Vehicle ScaleTesting the Maximum Span Load on a Vehicle ScaleMay 2004
A-006Shift TestUnderstanding Shift Test RequirementsFebruary 2004
A-005Multi-Interval Multiple RangeTests for Multi-interval and Multiple Range Weighing InstrumentsFebruary 2004
A-004Weight Cart Error Weights NIST HB 105-8Use of Fuel Error Weights on NIST HB 105-8 Compliant Weight CartsDecember 2003
A-003TolerancesApplying One-half "d" TolerancesMarch 2003
A-002Vehicle Scale AZSMTesting Class III L Vehicle Scales with AZSMFebruary 2002
A-001Railroad ScaleRailroad Weighing IssuesNovember 2001
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Created August 22, 2011, Updated February 27, 2024