Life in numerals and measurements

It is a numeral on the alarm clock that informs me when I should get right up. For example today, a perfectly ordinary Thursday. The week has already been 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 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 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 visit a numeral with my inner eye ? the water meter is also running.
Refreshed and dry once more, I immediately encounter another numeral. The thermometer tells me that I should wear a jacket today as soon as I go out. And although it is only a short distance to the car, I am glad in my own private measuring station for that piece of advice. Once I reach the car, I am met by the next numeral. My arrival at work will be delayed by a few minutes because I have to fill the fuel tank en route. The moment I reach the filling station, I am in a position to check another numeral, the one that indicates my tyre pressures. A thing that I really 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 on the fuel pump using a standardized 5-litre canister. You will want to? You see, it is quite normal for an official from the calibration authority to check on the accuracy of everything frequently. In many the areas too, we can depend upon the point 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 more with that inner eye of mine ? I can 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 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. Whatever we do, and where we might go, measurements are omnipresent. As soon as you start great deal of thought, 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 are able to build scales with load cells, and we can establish the temperature with measuring sensors. We are able to 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 can calculate angles. Mammoth can make entire systems safe by monitoring measured values. Rules 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 are available on the WIKA website.

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