Here the numbers are right
When Vietnamese customs buy scales, they don’t order them in China, but in Bavarian Swabia. This is the headquarters of Pfister Waagen Bilanciai GmbH, which develops and sells scales and weighing technology. Thanks to the know-how of its employees and innovative processes, it occupies a leading position in the market both nationally and internationally.
The basic building blocks of every scale are load cells and measuring sensors – and it is precisely in these product fields that the core competencies of this Bavarian company, which has a market share of 60% in Germany, lie. Managing Director Harald Welscher is proud that his employees still manufacture these parts themselves – and do not buy them in. Only in this way can they influence all components that are decisive for an exact measurement result. This ensures that the measurement data is correct. Welscher is also proud that the scales manufactured by his employees do not lose their accuracy over time. This is mainly due to technical innovations that have been developed at Pfister.
New fields of application
For Harald Welscher and his employees, being innovative also means looking for new fields of application: Traditionally, large scales are mainly used in the construction industry and waste disposal. However, Pfister has constructed scales designed for use in the field of regenerative energy. They are used in biomass power plants where they weigh wood pellets, wood chips or straw. Welscher explains, “For this, we have developed specially adapted products and applications that were not in demand 10 years ago.”
Savings thanks to better processes
The process innovations that these scale experts have devised and implemented over the past 3 years have also been crowned with success: Through changes in the internal organization and information flow, they have succeeded in reducing costs by 17%. The IT department played a key role in this success: It has developed a new planning and billing system with which service orders can now be billed on a daily basis – and no longer only on a monthly basis, as was previously the case. So Pfister’s numbers don’t just add up at the weigh-in, but also in the accounting department.
We have received information that in 2023 non-automatic road vehicle scales will be checked separately in individual calibration districts in Bavaria.
Please note, users of truck scales have various obligations:
In addition to the obligation of recurring calibration according to §31 para. 2 No. 3 MessEG, there is also an obligation to ensure that evidence of maintenance, repairs and other interventions on the measuring instrument, including measures carried out electronically, must be kept for a period not exceeding five years after expiry of the calibration period (Section 31 (2) No. 4 MessEG).
As part of the verification of your scale, these documents should be reviewed and verified.
The Bavarian State Office for Weights and Measures will carry out this measure on truck scales used in commercial transactions.
A violation can be prosecuted according to §60 para. 1 No. 17 MessEG can be punished with a fine.
We will inform you about it so that you can prepare for the intended actions and submit the appropriate documents.
As your service provider, we would be happy to offer you our support in creating seamless documentation.
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Pfister Scales Bilanciai Ltd.