Otsego County Weights & Measures
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Weighing Devices  

Generally, all commercially used weighing devices are tested for accuracy. In addition to being accurate, devices must adhere to specific design and installation requirements, and be used correctly. The most familiar types of devices are the scales used at store check stands. As we enter the 21st Century, technology is rapidly changing.

Many scales now are interfaced with computers. The Standards Specialist now must inspect "Systems" which can consist of multiple components such as a remote readout, a cash register, a printer, a receipt, software and invoices.