Handmade in Germany 2017

The exhibition “Handmade in Germany” shows masterpieces from 180 German manufacturers, artisans and designers. The international exhibition brings together a concentrated collection of contemporary quality production from Germany: precious and special things, which are manufactured in Germany, mainly by hand. FISCHER’s precision mechanics and hand-made measuring instruments are also part of this exhibition.

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BJDW – Beijing Design Week

Almost simultaneously with the participation in the INTERIOR LIFESTYLE CHINA (14 to 16 September 2017 in Shanghai), FISCHER will present itself at the BJDW – Beijing Design Week.

The largest trade fair for design and creative industries in the Asian market will take place from 21 September to 25 September 2017.

The participation is part of the Worldtour “Handmade in Germany 2017”.

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Masterpieces 2016 The most beautiful German manufactory products

The pre-Christmas exhibition (12 to 19 December 2016) in the Direktorenhaus Berlin shows new and rediscovered masterpieces from German manufactories.

Download2Our Manufactory of fine mechanical measurement instruments is represented by the LUFFT Weather Pillar, which was awarded in 2015 (product shortlist “Manufactory Product of the Year”).

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FISCHER ecofort hair hygrometer in use: Conservation of West African desert crocodiles

For years the ecofort GmbH Nidau (CH) familiar on the synthetic hair hygrometer from FISCHER. Now this hygrometer is used for the conservation of West African desert crocodiles:

The ecofort GmbH supports the efforts of Michel Ansermet (research associate of Aquatis, the formerly Vivrarium de Lausanne) to preserve the West African desert crocodiles from extinction. In Europe there are only 3 such crocos, in Lausanne is the only couple. While there were 1946 in Africa more than one million of them, today only 1,500 to 3,000 of these animals are counted.

Nature has done with the help of Michel Ansermet a miracle.
See for yourself: https://youtu.be/AVya-r40AiU

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Hygrometer: real or synthetic hair?

“Which hygrometers are the most precise, the ones with real or synthetic hair?“ Mr. Wolfgang Pech asked us.

The measurement accuracy of a hygrometer is not just influenced by the kind of hair which is used. It is much more important how good the humidity addicted length variation of the hair is transmitted to the needle. So you can’t say that real hair is always more or less precise than synthetic hair.

The decision which kind of hair will be used is depending of the operating site of the hygrometer:

FISCHER Echthaar-Hygrometer 111.01

FISCHER Echthaar-Hygrometer 111.01

Real hair hygrometers react really fast at humidity changes and are also good to use at low temperatures (operating area: -35 … +65 °C). They are the only mechanical hycrometers to be used senceful below 0 °C. Everything else would react way to sluggish. Indeed the indicator stability of a real hair hygrometer is just given if the hair regenerates regularly. For that it needs to be in high humidity. This is no problem with outside used hygrometers as the humidity during the night is naturarely high. In this case no maintenance is needed. At inhouse use that is not given why it is necessary to put the hygrometer into high humidity minimum once in three weeks. One method is the so called “humidity package”: Put the hygrometer in a warm and humid towel for at least 30 minutes. You could take it to the bathroom with you while taking a shower. Or leave it outside during night.

As the maintenance effort is relatively high, we suggest the use of an hygrometer with synthetic hair for indoor climate measurement. It also can be used at higher temperatures (normal 0 … 70 °C, but also up to 120 °C with special pretreatment, for example in saunas). The synthetic hair is free of maintenance effort, you don’t need to get it humid regularly. But we still recommend to do it ones or twice a year.

Conclusion:
Real hair hygrometers are best for outdoor use and in places with regularly humidity. For indoor use one with synthetic hair would be better.

FISCHER thermometer 117.01 test winner at vergleich.org

testsieger-fischer 117.01After our real hair hygrometer 111.01T got test winner for hygrometers in June 2015, also our thermometer 117.01 got to win its cathegory in a test made by vergleich.org in October 2015. It was the onliest product with the rating “very good”.

 

 

 

117.01 Thermometer

117.01• Bimetal thermometer
• Range – 35 bis + 55 °C
• Accuracy ± 1 K
• Graduation 1 °C
• Stainless steel case, diameter 103 mm

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