Life in numerals and measurements

It is really a numeral on the alarm clock that tells me when I should get up. For example 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 each morning this tiny little numeral resides within me, I enjoy getting up in those days.
Well then, legs over the edge of the bed and I drag myself into the bathroom. Once again, I’m met by a numeral. While I can easily adjust the moment I’m 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 visit 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 the moment I go out. And although it really is only a short distance to the automobile, I am glad in my own private measuring station for that little bit of advice. Once I reach the automobile, I am met by another numeral. My arrival at work will probably be delayed by a short while because I have to fill the fuel tank on the way. When I reach the filling station, I’m 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? Confess see, it really is quite normal for an official from the calibration authority to check the accuracy of everything on a regular basis. In many other areas too, we can rely upon the point that everything is getting measured accurately.
My extended way to work takes me past a big building site. What beautiful machines! Especially with the cranes ? 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 Controversial of the tipping lines, even the thrust and support forces become of interest. If I had the time, I’d stand at the boundary like a small boy and stare at everything.
Then, finally, I reach the business and a perfectly normal Thursday follows its usual course. As always, numerals are in work here, ones that ultimately co-determine our lives. Whatever we do, and where we may go, measurements are omnipresent. As soon as you start thinking about it, the list just keeps getting longer: I start to 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 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 world through different eyes. Does that apply to you, too?
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More info on our measuring instruments can be found on the WIKA website.

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