Functional as well as ecological

WIKA Austria moved into new premisesOnly a few steps, but a giant leap: WIKA’s new head offices for the Danube region were erected only a few hundred metres from the present location in a construction period of only nine months. The move into the new building took place at the turn of the year as … Read more

Mechanical vs electronic pressure switches: Application areas

When if you undertake a mechanical pressure switch and when should you rather decide for an electric pressure switch? Painstaking offers advantages, but also has its limitations. Among other things, you can find differences in the application form areas for mechanical and electronic pressure switches. A consideration of this will support you in your selection.Application … Read more

Traceability

Measuring instruments for pressure and temperature are used in almost all regions of industrial manufacturing. Due to continuous mechanical, chemical and thermal loading, these instruments age and may therefore not guarantee the correctness of the measured values during the period of time. Through timely calibration, however, the alteration of the measured value can be determined.Along … Read more

Temperature coefficients (TC) of pressure sensors

Since temperature affects the measuring accuracy of a pressure sensor, there always remains a little temperature error in the rated temperature range despite a variety of compensation measures. This error is frequently expressed in the data sheets of manufacturers of pressure sensors as temperature coefficient (abbr. TC). This coefficient describes a (linear) error, beginning with … Read more

Auto Draft

“ … with EAC, please.” This statement is often added when a product is to be exported to Russia or another CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) country – be it as a single device or installed in a machine. But what exactly is EAC and when do you need it?This blog post discusses the change … Read more

Larger offer: WIKA India extended location in Pune

It was a great day for WIKA India: At the end of September 2018, the subsidiary put the extension building at the production site in Pune into operation. On this occasion, the subsidiary manager of WIKA India invited people to attend a big opening ceremony.Inauguration of the new buildingThis festive event was very well received … Read more

Responsible handling of sulphur hexafluoride

Sulphur hexafluoride – or SF6 gas for short – is, so far, the gas with the strongest known greenhouse effect. Its contribution to the greenhouse effect is about 23,000 times that of CO2 and is persistent in the atmosphere.Source: Federal Statistical Office: Survey of particular climate-active materials “sulphur hexafluoride” (SF6), Wiesbaden, 2015Sulphur hexafluoride is defined … Read more