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KERN - Balances, test weights, microscopes, measuring instruments, calibration services

The company KERN & SOHN GmbH was established in 1844 and therefore is the oldest

Manufacturer of precision balances in Germany. Through constant growth you can now find

KERN products in many countries all over the world and thanks to our loyalty to specialist

dealers we do enjoy close and long-lasting relationships with many of our customers.


We offer our customers a wide and competitively priced range of balances and scales,

ranging from the small pocket balance to the heavy load industrial scale. In our product

range there is a large selection of analytical, laboratory and density determination balances,

carat balances, pocket balances, industrial scales, stainless steel scales, food scales,

price computing scales, pallet scales, floor scales, scales with roller tables, hanging scales,

crane scales and counting scales as well as moisture analysers.


Moreover we offer a great range of highly reliable neonate scales, baby scales, personal

scales, body fat scales, handrail scales, adiposity scales, wheelchair platform scales,

chair scales, hand grip dynamometers, small pet scales and veterinary scales.


But KERN does not only stand for precise weighing but also for precise optical instruments.

So we can offer you a complete, carefully-designed range of compound microscopes,

metallurgical microscopes, polarising microscopes, stereomicroscopes, microscope

cameras, analogue refractometers, digital refractometers, Abbe refractometers as well

as a comprehensive range of accessories.


Another KERN strengths lies in the production of precision test weights in all OIML tolerance

classes (E1, E2, F1, F2, M1, M2, M3) – important tools for checking your measuring

instruments within the scope of quality assurance provisions in accordance with ISO 9001ff.


We do belong to a small number of companies in Germany in possession of an accreditation

as a DAkkS (German Calibration Service) calibration laboratory for balances and weights (D-K-19408-01-00), granted by the “Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle” in Brunswick. As one of the most modern calibration laboratories in Germany we are able to calibrate and issue internationally valid DAkkS certificates for balances, weights and force 24/7.OHN