‘World with weighing’ campaign lauched by CECIP

CECIP, the European weighing industry association, has launched a campaign to “to make the general public and businesses aware of the importance of reliable and accurate weighing”.

From the announcement on the CECIP website (released on March 15, 2021):

The CECIP campaign focusses on the impact of weighing in daily life and in the operations of businesses. Although businesses generally understand the need for weighing, it is not always understood what the impact of inaccurate weighing could be. Yet, it can impact the core business when weighing results are not correct. For production companies inaccurate weighing of ingredients or parts can harm the quality of the final products. This is not always clear and CECIP hopes more business will be conscious about the importance of reliable weighing and the consequences weighing accuracy can have on their operations.

Overall, the campaign aims at making consumers, users and buyers of weighing instruments understand that weighing is not just the value you see on the display of a scale, but a vital process that contributes to our world functioning smoothly.

As part of the campaign the key messages will be spread via social media, magazines and the dedicated website: www.worldwithweighing.com.

The campaign website is currently showing a suspension notice:

worldwithweighing.com on March 19, 2021

LAUMAS expands to the United States and Canada

Italian weighing instrument manufacturer LAUMAS is now also operating in North America. A large stock of products is available (including load cells, weight indicators, weight transmitters and mounting kits) as well as technical support based in the US.

You can read the manufacturer’s announcement here or visit the North American website laumas-us.com.

Although most Laumas instruments are designed for use in industrial weighing applications, I have found that their innovative features and excellent price/performance ratio make them a good choice in many other areas as well. I plan to publish several projects on this blog under the Laumas tag in the coming months.

Digitalization in Legal Metrology: CECIP webinar recording available

The European Association of Weighing Instruments Manufacturers (CECIP1) organized a webinar on ‘digitalization in legal metrology’ on June 25, 2020.  The recording is available online (registration required) and the presentations can be downloaded here (PDF).

The speakers were:

– Roman Schwartz, CIML President
– Florian Thiel, PTB & WELMEC WG7 convener
– Nick Parsons, Deputy CSO Minebea Intec & CECIP President
– Karlheinz Bahnolzer, Head Legal Metrology Sartorius & CECIP LMG President

You can also download the CECIP position paper on digitalization in legal metrology here (PDF) or sign up for a “digital transformation in legal metrology” workshop at the PTB (postponed to 2021).

1 Comité Européen des Constructeurs d’Instruments de Pesage

Despite Coronavirus: Rapid delivery of a verified scale to a hospital pharmacy

Thanks to the good cooperation between our company, the scale manufacturer Ohaus, UPS and DB Schenker, our customer received a verified class III scale with a 50 × 50 cm platform and  a capacity of 60 kg only 4 working days after placing the order.

Scales of this type are individually adjusted to the gravity at the place of use during initial verification. The customer can immediately use the scale for the purposes listed in directive 2014/31/EU (article 1).

Scale manufacturers at Medica 2019

Medica 2019, the world’s biggest medical trade fair, is currently taking place in Düsseldorf until November 21st. Among more than 5000 exhibitors, you’ll find the following scale manufacturers (in alphabetical order):

A&D Company, Limited (Japan)

Global Website | US / Canada | Europe

A&D Medical at Medica 2019
A&D Medical at Medica 2019

Hall 9 / A73

Charder Electronic Co. Ltd. (Taiwan)

Hall 12 / B21

Detecto USA Corp. (USA)

Hall 12 / D39

KERN & SOHN GmbH (Germany)

Kern & Sohn at Medica 2019
Kern & Sohn at Medica 2019

Hall 9 / C21

Marsden Weighing Machine Group Limited (UK)

Marsden Patient Transfer Scale at Medica 2019
Marsden Patient Transfer Scale at Medica 2019

Hall 12 / A37

NAGATA SCALE CO., LTD. (Taiwan)

Hall 17 / A46

seca gmbh & co. kg

Hall 12 / A63