Life in numerals and measurements

It is a numeral on the alarm clock that informs me when I should get up. For Limited , 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 each 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 in to the bathroom. Once again, I am met by way of a numeral. While I can easily adjust as soon as I’m awoken by my noisy alarms, the numeral on my accursed scales does not seem an easy task 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 visit a numeral with my inner eye ? Beat Down can be running.
Refreshed and dry once more, I immediately encounter another 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 within my own private measuring station for that little bit of advice. Once I reach the car, I am met by another numeral. My arrival at work will be delayed by a short while because I need to fill the fuel tank en route. The moment I reach the filling station, I’m able to check another numeral, one that indicates my tyre pressures. Something that I do not check often enough. Also, while my fuel tank is slowly getting filled, I ask myself if anyone has taken the trouble to check the fuel pump utilizing a standardized 5-litre canister. You will want to? You see, it is quite normal for the official from the calibration authority to check the accuracy of everything on a regular basis. In many other areas too, we can depend upon the fact that everything gets measured accurately.
My extended solution to work takes me past a large building site. What beautiful machines! Especially with Capable ? once more with that inner eye of mine ? I can see so many numerals: The weight raised on the boom will undoubtedly 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’d stand at the boundary such as a small boy and simply 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. No matter what we do, and where we may go, measurements are omnipresent. Once you start thinking about it, the list just keeps getting longer: I 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 can establish the temperature with measuring sensors. We can measure pressure in three different ways. We are able to measure flow rates and levels. We are able to measure tension and compression forces and we are able to calculate angles. We can make entire systems safe by monitoring measured values. Anyone who knows metrology sees the planet 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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