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:
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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
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.
- 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:
- SIGNATORIES TO THE "ILAC MUTUAL RECOGNITION ARRANGEMENT" (MRA)
COUNTRY CODE COMPANY Albania DA Drejoria e Pergjithshme e Akreditimit Algeria ALGERAC Algerian Organisation of Accreditation Argentina OAA Organismo Argentino de Acreditacion Australia
Asia Pacific Laboratory
National Association of Testing Authorities
Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft,
Familie und Jugend
Bangladesh BAB Bangladesh Accreditation Board Barbados
CARICOM Regional Organisation for
Standards and Quality
Belarus Gosstandart State Committee for Standardization Belgium
Belgian Accreditation Body
Institute for Accreditation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana
Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service Brazil
Coordenação Geral de Acreditação
Canadian Association for Laboratory
Standards Council of Canada
Quality Management Program – Laboratory Services
Chile INN Instituto Nacional De Normalizacion China, Hong Kong HKAS Hong Kong Accreditation Service China, People's
Republic of China
China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment China, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Association for Testing,
Inspection and Certification Limited
Organismo Nacional de Acreditacion
Costa Rica ECA Ente Costarricense de Acreditacion Croatia (Hrvatska)
Croatian Accreditation Agency
Croatian Metrology Society
Cuba ONARC National Accreditation Body of Republica de Cuba Cyprus
Cyprus Organisation for the Promotion
of Quality (CYS) – Cyprus Accreditation
Czech Republic CAI Czech Accreditation Institute Denmark DANAK Danish Accreditation Egypt EGAC Egyptian Accreditation Council Ecuador OAE Organismo de Acreditación Ecuatoriano El Salvador NCST National Council of Science and Technology Finland FINAS Finnish Accreditation Service France EA
European co-operation for Accreditation
Comite Francais d’Accreditation
European Federation of National
Associations of Measurement, Testing
and Analytical Laboratories
Georgia GAC Georgiana Center for Accreditation Germany
Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH
[DAkkS was formed from a merger
of DKD and DGA].
Hellenic Accreditation System S.A.
Guatemala OGA Oficina Guatemalteca de Acreditacion Hungary NAT Hungarian Accreditation Board India
National Accreditation Board for Testing & Calibration Laboratories
Association of Practising Pathologists
Indonesia KAN National Accreditation Body of Indonesia Iran (Islamic Rep) IAS Iran Accreditation System Ireland INAB Irish National Accreditation Board Israel
Israel Laboratory Accreditation Authority
Co-operation on International Traceability
in Analytical Chemistry
Sistema Italiano di Accreditamento
Consorzio Pubblico per l'Accreditamento
Association of Independent Test
Laboratories and Certification Bodies
Jamaica JANAAC Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation Japan IAJapan
International Accreditation Japan
The Japan Accreditation Board for
Voluntary EMC Laboratory
Accreditation Center INC.
Jordanian Accreditation Unit, Jordan
Institution for Standards & Metrology
Kazakhstan NCA National Centre of Accreditation Kenya KENAS Kenya Accreditation Service Korea, Republic Of KOLAS Korea Laboratory Accreditation Scheme Kosovo, Republic of KOSOVO Kosovo Accreditation Directorate (DAK), Kosovo Kyrgyzstan KAC Kyrgyz Accreditation Center Libya
Libyan National Centre for
Standardization and Metrology
Office Luxembourgeois d’Accreditation
et de Surveillance
STANDARDS MALAYSIA Department of Standards Malaysia
Mauritius MAURITAS Mauritius Accreditation Service Mexico
Interamerican Accreditation Cooperation
Entidad Mexicana de Acreditación
Moldova, Rep CAECP Center of Accreditation in the field of Conformity Assessment of Products Mongolia
Mongolian Agency for Standardization
Mongolian National Chamber of
Commerce and Industry
Montenegro ATCG Accreditation Body of Montenegro Morocco MCA Moroccan Committee of Accreditation Netherlands
Raad voor Accreditatie
European Network of Forensic
New Zealand IANZ International Accreditation New Zealand Norway
Nordic Innovation Centre
Pakistan PNAC Pakistan National Accreditation Council Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea Laboratory
National Institute for the Defense
of Competition and for the
Protection of Intellectual Property
Philippines PAO Philippine Accreditation Office Poland PCA Polish Centre for Accreditation Portugal IPAC Instituto Português de Acreditacao Romania RENAR Romanian Accreditation Association Russian Federation AAC Analitica Association of Analytical Centers “Analitica" Saudi Arabia,
Saudi Arabian Standards Organisation
Serbia ATS Accreditation Board of Serbia Singapore SAC Singapore Accreditation Council Slovakia
Slovak National Accreditation Service
Slovenia SA Slovenian Accreditation South Africa SADCA
Southern African Development Community
South African National Accreditation System
National Laboratory Association of South Africa
Spain ENAC Entidad Nacional de Acreditacion Sri Lanka SLAB Sri Lanka Accreditation Board for Conformity Assessment Sweden
Swedish Board for Accreditation
and Conformity Assessment
Swiss Accreditation Service
International Association of Assay Offices
Chinese Taipei TAF Taiwan Accreditation Foundation The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia IARM
the Accreditiation Institute of the former
Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Bureau of Laboratory Accreditation
The Bureau of Laboratory Quality Standards
National Standardization Council of Thailand - Office of the
Trinidad & Tobago TTBS Trinidad & Tobago Bureau of Standards Tunisia TUNAC Tunisian Accreditation Council Turkey TURKAK Turkish Accreditation Agency Ukraine NAAU National Accreditation Agency of Ukraine United Arab Emirates
Dubai Municipality – Accreditation Department
ESMA - Accreditation Department (ENAS)
United Kingdom Accreditation Service
International Federation of Inspection Agencies
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
Uruguay OUA Organismo Uruguayo De Acreditación Uzbekistan
The Agency for Standardization, Metrology and Certification of Uzbekistan Vietnam BoA Bureau of Accreditation Zimbabwe
National Laboratories Association of Zimbabwe
SINCE 30 YEARS – LUDWIG SCHNEIDER MESSTECHNIK
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
LSM celebrates its 20th anniversary.
In the 3rd quarter LSM was reaccredited for a DAkkS-certification for temperature and density.
The new program ”test equipment-calibration management” got the award: BEST OF - innovation award -IT 2012 for quality management software solutions.
The ”test equipment-calibration management” got the award: BEST OF - innovation award -IT in 2013 again.
On the 23rd of April Andreas Bleifuß was appointed to the laboratory manager at LSM.
On the 24rd of April LSM is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
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.
Unaccreditation and reaccreditation of the laboratory to the new standard DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018.