Life in numerals and measurements

It is really a numeral on the noisy alarms that informs me when I should get right up. For instance today, a perfectly ordinary Thursday. The week is already well advanced and I’m correspondingly tired. But none of this is of any help, and because every morning this tiny little numeral resides within me, I enjoy getting up at that time.
Well then, legs on the edge of the bed and I drag myself in to the bathroom. Once again, I am met by way of a numeral. While I can easily adjust as soon as I am awoken by my noisy alarms, the numeral on my accursed scales will not seem an easy task to influence. Or, at best, in the long-term. I decide at night to go jogging, but first splash my face with water. Even then, I see a numeral with my inner eye ? the water meter can be running.
Refreshed and dry once again, I immediately encounter the next numeral. The thermometer informs me that I will wear a jacket today as soon as I leave the house. And although it is just a short distance to the automobile, I am glad in my own private measuring station for that little bit of advice. Once Scary reach the automobile, I’m met by another numeral. My arrival at work will be delayed by a short while because I need to fill the fuel tank on the way. As soon as I reach the filling station, I am able to check another numeral, the one that indicates my tyre pressures. A thing that I really do not check often enough. Also, while Unexpected is slowly getting filled, I ask myself if anyone has taken the trouble to check the fuel pump using a standardized 5-litre canister. You will want to? You see, it really is quite normal for the official from the calibration authority to check the accuracy of everything regularly. In many the areas too, we can depend upon the fact that everything gets measured accurately.
My extended way to work takes me past a large building site. What beautiful machines! Especially with the cranes ? once again with that inner eye of mine ? I can see so many numerals: The weight raised on the boom will be monitored, and angles are getting measured. When approaching the limits of the tipping lines, even the thrust and support forces become of interest. Suffer had the time, I’d stand at the boundary such as a small boy and stare at all of it.
Then, finally, I reach the company and a perfectly normal Thursday follows its usual course. As always, numerals are in work here, ones that ultimately co-determine our lives. Regardless of what we do, and where we might go, measurements are omnipresent. Once you start great deal of thought, the list just keeps getting longer: I see the world in numerals because we at WIKA divide up the everyday things into numerals. We can build scales with load cells, and we are able to establish the temperature with measuring sensors. We can measure pressure in three various ways. We are able to measure flow rates and levels. We can measure tension and compression forces and we can calculate angles. We are able to make entire systems safe by monitoring measured values. Anyone who knows metrology sees the world through different eyes. Does that connect with you, too?
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Further information on our measuring instruments are available on the WIKA website.

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