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LABORATORY

DAkkS-CALIBRATION LABORATORY FOR TEMPERATURE AND DENSITY

As one of the most important international calibration laboratories, we dispose of innovative laboratory equipment, extremely precise calibration facilities as well as qualified and experienced employees - meaning that we can offer our customers a reliable service.

We endeavor to calibrate with focus on the customer so that the measuring task and the related measurement uncertainties are consistent with the calibration result. Our high-precision calibration facility is equipped with cutting-edge technology and reliably detects all the required parameters. Our services include a multitude of measurements including documentation:

CALIBRATION TO FIXED POINTS

 
  • Resistance thermometers
 

COMPARISON MEASUREMENTS OF

 
  • Resistance thermometers without/with display unit
  • Thermocouples without/with display unit
  • Liquid-in-glass thermometers
  • Mechanical thermometers (dial thermometers)
  • Block calibrators
  • Calibration baths
  • Simulators and transducers
  • Hydrometers and alcoholometers
 

ADJUSTMENT OF

 
  • Digital and analog measured-value detection systems
 


WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE?

LSM has innovative and modern laboratory equipment, exceedingly precise calibration facilities as well as qualified and experienced employees. In the first step we carry out the receiving inspection on your device, record all the relevant data and determine the suitability for calibration. After receipt of your order confirmation, calibration is carried out in accordance with the specific device type and the order data. Subsequently we draw up the documentation of the results as

 
  • DAkkS CALIBRATION CERTIFICATES
  • WORKS CALIBRATION CERTIFICATE
  • CONFORMITY STATEMENTS
 
 

ACCREDITATION

The requirements placed on the quality of goods and services are constantly increasing due to the rising demands made by consumers, companies and lawmakers. Therefore objective testing, calibration, inspections or certifications are of great importance. Our DAkkS accreditation ensures that our laboratory follows the decisive guidelines on quality assurance and fulfils the general requirements for the expertise of the calibration and test laboratories. The internationally valid accreditation has to be renewed at regular intervals.

We support our customers in optimizing the measuring set-up, in the manufacturer-independent selection of measuring and test equipment, and offer training courses in various fields. And the focus always lies on the customer's requirements. A calibration that mirrors the customer's measuring task is elaborated in close cooperation with the customer.

Since November 2016 we have extended our range of services with a DAkkS accreditation for calibration and precision baths. This means that our laboratory can now also prove the quality of liquid baths with regard to temperature consistency, stability and homogeneity through a DAkkS calibration certificate.

In February 2020 we were successfully accredited according to the new EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018. The Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH confirms with handing over of the new certificate that we have been successfully accredited in accordance with the new standard and have adapted our quality management system. Thus an independent source has confirmed that our calibration laboratory is doing excellent and high-quality work in accordance with an international standard. Through to changeover of the previous standard EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 to the Version 2018, the quality management system has been completely restructured and a comprehensive verification of our company has been carried out. Through the high degree of commitment of our calibration laboratory manager Andreas Bleifuß and his team, the efficiency and work quality has been improved and could be proven to the supervisory authority.

  • DAkkS-Accreditation
  • INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION OF DAkkS-CALIBRATIONS (ILAC)

    INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION OF DAkkS-CALIBRATIONS (ILAC)

    The German Calibration Service is a signatory of the multilateral European co-operation for Accreditation (EA) and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) for mutual recognition of calibration certificates. The other signatories within and outside Europe can be found on the EA and ILAC websites.

    Worldwide, the national accreditation bodies for laboratories have joined forces in the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), whose main goal is the creation of a network of agreements for the mutual recognition of calibration certificates and test reports from accredited laboratories. It is hoped in particular that this network will encourage the acceptance of these certificates by member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in connection with the agreement on technical barriers to trade of 1995. The ILAC thus supports the work of the relevant regional organizations, e.g. EA and APLAC (Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Co-operation). The DAkkS is a member of ILAC and is one of the signatories of the ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) concerning calibration certificates and test reports.

    Further information at:

    www.european-accreditation.org

    www.ilac.org

  • SIGNATORIES TO THE "ILAC MUTUAL RECOGNITION ARRANGEMENT" (MRA)
    COUNTRYCODECOMPANY
    AlbaniaDADrejoria e Pergjithshme e Akreditimit
    AlgeriaALGERACAlgerian Organisation of Accreditation
    ArgentinaOAAOrganismo Argentino de Acreditacion
    Australia

     
    APLAC

    NATA
    Asia Pacific Laboratory
    Accreditation Cooperation
    National Association of Testing Authorities
    Austria
     
    BMWA
     
    Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft, 
    Familie und Jugend
    BangladeshBABBangladesh Accreditation Board
    Barbados
     
    CROSQ
     
    CARICOM Regional Organisation for 
    Standards and Quality
    BelarusGosstandartState Committee for Standardization
    Belgium
     
    BELAC
    CEOC
    Belgian Accreditation Body
    CEOC International
    Bosnia and 
    Herzegovina
    BATA
     
    Institute for Accreditation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Botswana
     
    SADCAS
     
    Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service
    Brazil
     
    CGCRE/
    INMETRO
    Coordenação Geral de Acreditação
     
    Canada

     
    CALA

    SCC
    QMP-LS
    Canadian Association for Laboratory 
    Accreditation Inc.
    Standards Council of Canada
    Quality Management Program – Laboratory Services
    ChileINNInstituto Nacional De Normalizacion
    China, Hong KongHKASHong Kong Accreditation Service
    China, People's 
    Republic of China
    CNAS
     
    China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment
    China, Hong Kong
     
    HKTIC
     
    Hong Kong Association for Testing, 
    Inspection and Certification Limited
    Colombia
     
    ONAC
     
    Organismo Nacional de Acreditacion 
    de Colombia
    Costa RicaECAEnte Costarricense de Acreditacion
    Croatia (Hrvatska)

     
    HAA
    CROLAB
    HMD
    Croatian Accreditation Agency
    Croatian Laboratories
    Croatian Metrology Society
    CubaONARCNational Accreditation Body of Republica de Cuba
    Cyprus

     
    CYS

     
    Cyprus Organisation for the Promotion 
    of Quality (CYS) – Cyprus Accreditation 
    Body (CYSAB)
    Czech RepublicCAICzech Accreditation Institute
    DenmarkDANAKDanish Accreditation
    EgyptEGACEgyptian Accreditation Council
    EcuadorOAEOrganismo de Acreditación Ecuatoriano
    El SalvadorNCSTNational Council of Science and Technology
    FinlandFINASFinnish Accreditation Service
    FranceEA
    COFRAC
    EUROLAB

     
    European co-operation for Accreditation
    Comite Francais d’Accreditation
    European Federation of National 
    Associations of Measurement, Testing 
    and Analytical Laboratories
    GeorgiaGACGeorgiana Center for Accreditation
    Germany

     
    DAkkS

     
    Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH
    [DAkkS was formed from a merger 
    of DKD and DGA].
    Greece
     
    ESYD
    EURACHEM
    Hellenic Accreditation System S.A.
    EURACHEM
    GuatemalaOGAOficina Guatemalteca de Acreditacion
    HungaryNATHungarian Accreditation Board
    India

     
    NABL

    APP
    National Accreditation Board for Testing & Calibration Laboratories
    Association of Practising Pathologists
    IndonesiaKANNational Accreditation Body of Indonesia
    Iran (Islamic Rep)IASIran Accreditation System
    IrelandINABIrish National Accreditation Board
    Israel

     
    ISRAC
    CITAC
     
    Israel Laboratory Accreditation Authority
    Co-operation on International Traceability 
    in Analytical Chemistry
    ItalyACCREDIA
    COPA
    ALP
     
    Sistema Italiano di Accreditamento
    Consorzio Pubblico per l'Accreditamento
    Association of Independent Test 
    Laboratories and Certification Bodies
    JamaicaJANAACJamaica National Agency for Accreditation
    JapanIAJapan
    JAB

    VLAC

    JLA
    International Accreditation Japan
    The Japan Accreditation Board for 
    Conformity Assessment
    Voluntary EMC Laboratory 
    Accreditation Center INC.
     
    Jordan
     
    JISM
     
    Jordanian Accreditation Unit, Jordan 
    Institution for Standards & Metrology
    KazakhstanNCANational Centre of Accreditation
    KenyaKENASKenya Accreditation Service
    Korea, Republic OfKOLASKorea Laboratory Accreditation Scheme
    Kosovo, Republic ofKOSOVOKosovo Accreditation Directorate (DAK), Kosovo
    KyrgyzstanKACKyrgyz Accreditation Center
    Libya
     
    LNCSM
     
    Libyan National Centre for 
    Standardization and Metrology
    Luxembourg
     
    OLAS
     
    Office Luxembourgeois d’Accreditation 
    et de Surveillance
    Malaysia
     
    STANDARDS MALAYSIADepartment of Standards Malaysia
     
    MauritiusMAURITASMauritius Accreditation Service
    Mexico
     
    IAAC
    EMA
    Interamerican Accreditation Cooperation
    Entidad Mexicana de Acreditación
    Moldova, RepCAECPCenter of Accreditation in the field of Conformity Assessment of Products
    Mongolia

     
    MASM

    MNCCI
     
    Mongolian Agency for Standardization 
    and Metrology
    Mongolian National Chamber of 
    Commerce and Industry
    MontenegroATCGAccreditation Body of Montenegro
    MoroccoMCAMoroccan Committee of Accreditation
    Netherlands

     
    RvA
    ENFSI
     
    Raad voor Accreditatie
    European Network of Forensic 
    Science Institute
    New ZealandIANZInternational Accreditation New Zealand
    Norway
     
    NA
    NICe
    Norsk Akkreditering
    Nordic Innovation Centre
    PakistanPNACPakistan National Accreditation Council
    Papua New Guinea
     
    PNGLAS
     
    Papua New Guinea Laboratory 
    Accreditation Scheme
    Peru

     
    INDECOPI

     
    National Institute for the Defense 
    of Competition and for the 
    Protection of Intellectual Property
    PhilippinesPAOPhilippine Accreditation Office
    PolandPCAPolish Centre for Accreditation
    PortugalIPACInstituto Português de Acreditacao
    RomaniaRENARRomanian Accreditation Association
    Russian FederationAAC AnaliticaAssociation of Analytical Centers “Analitica"
    Saudi Arabia, 
    Kingdom of
    SASO
     
    Saudi Arabian Standards Organisation
     
    SerbiaATSAccreditation Board of Serbia
    SingaporeSACSingapore Accreditation Council
    Slovakia 
    (Slovak Republic)
    SNAS
     
    Slovak National Accreditation Service
     
    SloveniaSASlovenian Accreditation
    South AfricaSADCA

    SANAS
    NLA

    PPD
    Southern African Development Community 
    in Accreditation
    South African National Accreditation System
    National Laboratory Association of South Africa
    PPD
    SpainENACEntidad Nacional de Acreditacion
    Sri LankaSLABSri Lanka Accreditation Board for Conformity Assessment
    Sweden
     
    SWEDAC
     
    Swedish Board for Accreditation 
    and Conformity Assessment
    Switzerland
     
    SAS
    IAAO
    Swiss Accreditation Service
    International Association of Assay Offices
    Chinese TaipeiTAFTaiwan Accreditation Foundation
    The former Yugoslav Republic of MacedoniaIARM
     
    the Accreditiation Institute of the former 
    Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
    Thailand


     
    BLA-DSS
    BLQS-DMSc
    NSC-ONAC
     
    Bureau of Laboratory Accreditation
    The Bureau of Laboratory Quality Standards
    National Standardization Council of Thailand - Office of the
    Trinidad & TobagoTTBSTrinidad & Tobago Bureau of Standards
    TunisiaTUNACTunisian Accreditation Council
    TurkeyTURKAKTurkish Accreditation Agency
    UkraineNAAUNational Accreditation Agency of Ukraine
    United Arab Emirates

     
    DAC

    ENAS
    Dubai Municipality – Accreditation Department
    ESMA - Accreditation Department (ENAS)
    United Kingdom
     
    UKAS
    IFIA
    United Kingdom Accreditation Service
    International Federation of Inspection Agencies
    United States 
    of America
    A2LA
    ACLASS
    ASCLD/LAB
    IAS
    L-A-B
    NVLAP

    PJLA
    AIHA-LAP

    CAP
    FQS
    ACIL

    AOAC

    CLSI
    NCSLI

    UILI

    WQA
    American Association for Lab Accreditation


    International Accreditation Service, Inc
    Laboratory Accreditation Bureau
    National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program
    Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc
    LLCAIHA Laboratory Accreditation Programs, (AIHA-LAP), LLC
    College of American Pathologists
    Forensic Quality Services, Inc
    American Council of Independent Laboratories
    International Association of Official Analytical Chemists
    Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute
    National Conference of Standards Laboratories International
    Union Internationale des Laboratoires Indépendants
    Water Quality Association
    UruguayOUAOrganismo Uruguayo De Acreditación
    Uzbekistan
     
    UZSTANDARD
     
    The Agency for Standardization, Metrology and Certification of Uzbekistan
    VietnamBoABureau of Accreditation
    Zimbabwe
     
    NLAZ
     
    National Laboratories Association of Zimbabwe
 

SINCE 30 YEARS – LUDWIG SCHNEIDER MESSTECHNIK

1990

Hans-Ludwig Schneider founds LSM – Ludwig Schneider Messtechnik, a new company for physical measured variables. The focus is on electrical sensor systems and temperature measuring technology. At the same time, he establishes a high-quality test laboratory for temperature (-196 °C to +1300 °C), which is subsequently accredited by Germany’s national metrology institute (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt) as a calibration laboratory of the German Calibration Service (Deutscher Kalibrierdienst = DKD).

1995

LSM grows and grows. The company moves internally from the cellar to the 1st floor. The strategy is reformulated to make LSM exclusively a service company and hence independent.

2005

LSM becomes the first commercial DKD laboratory for density to be accredited by the German Accreditation Council (DAR) for measuring instruments (hydrometers, saccharimeters, alcoholometers) working on the buoyancy principle (Cuckow-method).

2008

With the Agenda 2015, Brigitte Schneider creates the prerequisites in terms of space and innovation to meet the measurement needs of industry, research and science for the next decade.

2009

The laboratory manager at LSM, is elected Chairman of the Temperature and Humidity Committee by the managers of other DKD/DAkkS laboratories. This committee is an important platform for technical information and normative guidelines. The worldwide recognition and high measurement standards of the German Calibration Service are an assurance of quality for German industry.

2010

LSM celebrates its 20th anniversary.

2011

In the 3rd quarter LSM was reaccredited for a DAkkS-certification for temperature and density.

2012

The new program ”test equipment-calibration management” got the award: BEST OF - innovation award -IT 2012 for quality management software solutions. 

2013

The ”test equipment-calibration management” got the award: BEST OF - innovation award -IT in 2013 again.

2014

On the 23rd of April Andreas Bleifuß was appointed to the laboratory manager at LSM.

2015

On the 24rd of April LSM is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

2016

On the 18th of November LSM renewed the accreditation certificate. Furthermore, they have extended their scope of service by DAkkS-accreditation for calibration and precision bath as well as for water triple point cell.

2020

Unaccreditation and reaccreditation of the laboratory to the new standard DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018.