Regulations and Compliance
To comply with international and local government regulations, Adam Equipment products are tested and perform to specifications and standards as required. You can have complete confidence in Adam products, knowing they are of high quality and suitable for your needs. Contact us with any questions about compliance issues.
Electrical and Product Safety
Adam products are designed and tested to meet local electrical and product safety requirements. Product manuals provide information about specific regulations.
Material safety data sheets are available for our products containing batteries or other potentially hazardous. Contact us for more information or to receive the required MSDS.
Adam Equipment is certified as complying with ISO 9001:2008 requirements. ISO 9001:2008 specifies which parts of the management of a company need to be controlled, documented and regularly reviewed. This includes the checking and verifying of raw materials and services that the company offers, purchasing of products, employee training, customer satisfaction and how complaints and mistakes are dealt with, including preventative actions to be taken.
By complying with the ISO 9001:2008 standard, Adam Equipment ensures it is meeting customer needs, and also constantly striving for improvement in this area.
View our quality policy document.
In some regions and countries, scales and balances used for trade and in other commercial transactions must meet certain requirements before receiving approvals. Standards are issued by different organizations, depending on the location.
In the United States, the National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP) oversees the approval process of weighing instruments. In Europe and other countries, compliance is regulated by the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) Recommendation 76 (R76).
The National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP) oversees the testing of weighing equipment by U.S. government laboratories. NTEP approval is recognized in the United States and other countries. The basic requirements are listed in Handbook 44.
To ensure compliance with national requirements, NTEP uses 12 participating laboratories to examine the design, features, operating characteristics and performance of weighing and measuring devices. This centralized evaluation process satisfies the requirements for every state. Additionally, NTEP acts as a clearinghouse for enforcement, using expertise and input from regulatory and industry representatives to develop consensus on standards and procedures.
The International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) provides global harmonization of legal metrology procedures. OIML members are countries worldwide that use OIML recommendations for the creation of National Standards for Metrology. Within the European Union, the European standard EN45501 is based on OIML R76 for Non-Automatic Weighing Equipment.
Approved scales and balances have been tested by standards laboratories that are certified as meeting published standards. These standards cover the metrology, operation, construction, security, labeling and electromagnetic characteristics of the weighing equipment. Approved devices are given labels identifying conformance, fitted with methods to seal the calibration if required, and then issued a Certificate of Conformity.
EC Type Approval
EC Type Approval can be granted to all electronic and most mechanical non-automatic weighing instruments (NAWI). The instrument must meet requirements contained in the EC Directive 90/384/EEC as amended, and implemented into U.K. law under the 1995 Regulations (SI 1995 No. 1907). The most common way to ensure requirements of the directive are met is through the European Standard for NAWIs, BS EN 45501.
EC Type Approval is demonstrated by meeting the requirements of BS EN 45501. BS EN 45501 is equivalent to OIML R76, so it is common for the test laboratory to apply for the OIML certificate based on the test results.
View our NAWI certification document.