Bromma’s twistlock based container weighing system has been certified to comply with the OIML R51 requirements.
The Certificate of Conformity, signed on July 1, has been issued by the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden. SP is one of the leading notified bodies in Sweden.
OIML – The International Organization of Legal Metrology – is an intergovernmental treaty organization, which develops and provides international recommendations intended as model regulations for measuring instruments, and which OIML Member States are morally obliged to implement as far as possible.
OIML has 61 member states and an additional 62 corresponding member states.
Lars Meurling, Marketing Director for Bromma, said: “We believe we are the first company to get a twistlock based weighing system certified to OIML R51. The certification process is an extensive process including, amongst other things, laboratory testing under various temperature conditions, field-based testing as well as the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) of the equipment used.
“OIML is the most commonly referenced set of recommendations we could find when we started the certification process. This is also confirmed now when the national requirements are being published.”
Read a Technical Paper by Mr Meurling on the opportunities and challenges of container weight verification
There is an Increasing interest for Container weight verification solutions that does not affect cycle times and the logistic flows in the terminal.
Bromma's Weight Verification system with load sensors mounted on the spreader twistlocks offers such a solution and the interest for this technology is steadily increasing.
PTI previously reported that the container weighing regulation had officially come into force on July 1, 2016.
APM Terminals have recently announced that they have been successfully able to implement a smooth weighing solution amid the new regulations.
Sister company Maersk Line has also recently announced that it will provide terminal-provided container weights at US ports.
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