From a trade perspective, weight measurement is indispensable. Everyone benefits when correct weight measurement is assured in trade:
- Buyers benefit from receiving the goods that weight they amount they pay for
- Businesses benefit by reducing potential over-supply and knowing there is measurement consistency across all competitors in the market
- The economy benefits domestically from consumer confidence and internationally from trade reputation through a consistent and reliable system
Trade measurement, as governed by the National Measurement Institute of Australia (NMI), is the system that regulates the buying or selling of goods and services – where the value is determined by measurement and the pricing of traded goods is based on accurate measurement.
A trade or commercial scale is one that is used in ‘determining the consideration in respect of a transaction.’ In other words, if the weight reading of a scale is used to buy or sell product, or to charge a tax or toll, it must be considered as a trade scale. And as a trade scale, it must be either certified by an inspector from the NMI or certified by a licensee. Diverseco is licensed by the NMI to certify trade scales in all states of Australia.
Scales to be used for trade must be of a trade-approved design. The design has to be certified by NMI before being released to the market. While scales that do not have a trade-approved design may be just as sensitive and as accurate as a scale with a trade-approved design; it is illegal to use this scale for trade.
Diverseco supplies and is an NMI Certified calibration and servicing licencee for trade approved scales and commercial scales to suit all legal-for-trade weighing applications ranging from retail sales to the sale of bulk commodities such as minerals and agricultural produce.
Diverseco’s fully trained and highly experienced sales staff are available to offer free and professional advice on which brand and type of scales best suits the client’s budget and the needs of all weighing application, from laboratory balances to multi-deck weighbridges.