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Additional certification for Bromma twistlock based container weighing.
Following the previously announced certification of Bromma weighing system to OIML R51, the company has continued the efforts to assure conformance with international standards. Bromma’s twistlock based container weighing system has been certified to comply with the applicable part of the Measuring Instruments Directive, MID 2014/32/EU.
The EU-type Examination Certificate, signed on Dec 22, 2016, has been issued by SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden. SP is one of the leading notified bodies in Sweden.
The Measuring Instruments Directive establishes the requirements that measuring instruments have to satisfy in order to make them available and/or put in use on the market within the member states of the European Union.
“We were the first company to get our twistlock based weighing system certified to OIML R51. I am pretty sure we are also the first to get an automatic catch weighing system for container weighing certified to the MID directive” says Marketing Director Lars Meurling. “The certification process with regards to the MID directive has components in common with the guidelines and certification to OIML. The major difference and additional focus compared to OIML is on the software of the system. The software is scrutinized with regards to structure, clarity, documentation and management processes”, he continues.
While OIML R51 is a recommendation for the member states (62 member states + 62 corresponding members) to implement to the greatest possible extent, MID 2014/32/EU is a directive applicable within the European Union relating to Automatic catch weighing instruments. The interest for Container weight verification solutions that does not affect cycle times and the logistic flows in the terminal remains high The new SOLAS requirement that an export container must have a Verified Gross Mass is coming into force today. For terminal operators who want to offer a weighing service, the interest for solutions that does not affect cycle times and will not influence the logistic flows in the terminal is increasing. 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.
Bromma is the world leader in crane spreaders. In more than 50 years of continuous operations, Bromma has delivered crane spreaders to 500 terminals in 90 nations on 6 continents, and Bromma spreaders are in service today at 99 out of the world’s largest 100 container ports. Bromma is the industry market leader in ship-to-shore spreaders, mobile harbour crane spreaders, and yard crane spreaders. A pioneer in the container handling industry, Bromma is focused on lifting the productivity of its customers through more reliable spreaders, and Bromma’s industryleading all-electric Greenline™ spreaders and recent Green Zone™ port productivity applications such as Roadmap™, Fleet Doctor™ and Work Order™ are part of this continuing effort.
Lars Meurling, Vice-President, Marketing, Bromma Conquip, Stockholm, Sweden Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: +468.620.0900
Therese Westerudd, Marketing Manager, Bromma Conquip, Stockholm, Sweden Email: email@example.com; Phone: +468.620.0900