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 am correspondingly tired. But none of this is of any help, and because every morning this tiny little numeral resides within me, I love getting up at that time.
Well then, legs on the edge of the bed and I drag myself into the bathroom. Once again, I’m met by a numeral. While I could easily adjust the moment I am awoken by my alarm clock, the numeral on my accursed scales will not seem easy to influence. Or, at best, in the long-term. I decide in the evening to go jogging, but first splash my face with water. Even then, I see a numeral with my inner eye ? the water meter is also running.
Refreshed and dry once again, I immediately encounter another numeral. The thermometer informs me that I should wear a jacket today when I leave the house. And although it really is only a short distance to the automobile, I am glad within my own private measuring station for that little bit of advice. Once I reach the car, I’m met by the next numeral. My arrival at work will probably be delayed by a short while because I have 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 do not check often enough. Also, while my fuel tank is slowly getting filled, I ask myself if anyone has had the trouble to check on the fuel pump utilizing 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 frequently. In many other areas too, we can depend upon the point that everything gets measured accurately.
My extended solution to work takes me past a big building site. What beautiful machines! Especially with the cranes ? once again with Perfect of mine ? I could see so many numerals: The weight raised on the boom will be monitored, and angles are receiving measured. When approaching the limits of the tipping lines, even the thrust and support forces become of interest. EASILY had the time, I would stand at the boundary such as a small boy and simply stare at everything.
Then, finally, I reach the business and a perfectly normal Thursday follows its usual course. As always, numerals are at work here, ones that ultimately co-determine our lives. Regardless of what we do, and where we may go, measurements are omnipresent. Once you start thinking about it, the list just keeps getting longer: I start to see the world in numerals because we here 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 are able to measure pressure in three various ways. We are able to measure flow rates and levels. We are able to 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 planet through different eyes. Does that apply to you, too?
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More info on our measuring instruments are available on the WIKA website.

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