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[26.05.2020]
Improved chair scale KERN MCC
Improved chair scale KERN MCC You know what that is? You charged your chair scale at the wall socket. In a hurry, you roll away the chair scale without first removing the mains adapter and in the worst case, the power cable may break. This does not have to happen! The current model of the chair scale KERN MCC 250K100M is equipped with a technically improved mains adapter. A standard integrated strain relief with disconnecting plug protects the power supply components, z. e.g. if the power cable is accidentally pulled. KERN - always one idea ahead!

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[01.04.2020]
New SAUTER catalogue is available!
SAUTER catalogue MEASURING TECHNOLOGY & TEST SERVICE 2020 - order now free of charge ! Premium force gauges for use with an internal or external measuring cell, universal screw clamp for tensile and compression tests, low-cost test stand for force tests, a large range of measuring cells and much more ...

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[02.12.2019]
New KERN catalogue is available!
KERN Catalogue Balances & Test Service 2020 - the new catalogue is here! Many innovations await you in the fields of industry and laboratory, among others, and all in a completely new look!  

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[27.11.2019]
New KERN catalogue medical balances is available!
Novelties 2020 out now: KERN presents its medical scales for clinics, medical practices, nursing homes and veterinarians - there is something for every area. Take a look at the new medical catalogue now!

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[27.11.2019]
New OPTICS catalogue is available!
KERN Microscopes & Refractometers Catalog 2020 - check the innovative news and highlights right now! Quickly click in, you will find an even larger selection of microscope cameras, high-quality refractometers, professional accessories...

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[05.09.2017]
Spare parts search in the shop
From now you can search for spare parts for the KERN / SAUTER devices you are using.

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[05.09.2017]
KERN service portal
In our new service portalyou can register your repair (service returns) in an instant and download a consignment note for the goods

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[05.07.2017]
Modular axle load scale for the mobile monitoring of vehicles up to 15 t
It’s time to save! Due to efficiency-improvement measures we are able to offer our high-quality KERN VHP axle load scale and an extensive package of accessories immediately at a significantly reduced special price.

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[05.07.2017]
The intuitive way to weigh - KERN easytouch Touchscreen balances
Easy and incredibly quick to use - that's what you get with the new KERN GAT and KERN IFT touchscreen balances

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Gnome far from home in global gravity experiment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
  [Balingen, 25.07.2012]

In recent months, the news of the exciting journey of KERN, the scientific garden gnome and his balance has reached almost 355 million people in 152 countries around the globe …

… and has also been met with a lot of interest in the press:

It was an overwhelming response for an experiment that was originally conceived as an educational aid for schools. With a purpose-designed measuring instrument (precision balance) and a transport medium suitable for the target group (KERN, the scientific garden gnome, teachers were given an ideal way to explain more easily the phenomenon of gravitational force having different strengths throughout the world.

The idea caught on: The gnome experiment went from strength to strength in schools, to the point that it has become an integral part of classroom activities.

Over and above the educational accolade, KERN, the scientific garden gnome has also received two very special awards:


1. TED.com

TED is an American Organisation, whose aim is to publish new ground-breaking ideas worldwide. The so-called "talent search", which took place in London for Europe entries, attracted many thousands of ideas.

KERN, the scientific garden gnome was selected as a particularly innovative way of explaining gravitational force in schools. There was also an invitation to present the scheme in London. James Nester and Albert Sauter from KERN & SOHN were pleased to accept this invitation.

The presentation was recorded and broadcast. You can see an excerpt of the broadcast on the Organisation's website: talentsearch.ted.com/


2. Cannes Lions

The highest accolade in the field of communication is the "Cannes Lion". This accolade is awarded in 13 different categories for particularly outstanding communications ideas. In 2012, the KERN gnome experiment won two of these sought-after awards at the same time.
  • Silver Lion in the "Direct" category
  • Bronze Lion in the "Cyber" category
You can see here a short film showing how KERN, the scientific gnome came to Cannes: www.creative-awards.co.uk

Winning these prizes has been made possible through the excellent work of the OGILVYONE WORLDWIDE agency in London, with its Creative Director James Nester, who came up with the idea in the first place.


And the travels of KERN the scientific garden gnome with his balance continue. Amongst others, there is the visit to the most northerly school in Europe in Longyearbyen auf Spitsbergen (Norway), a visit to the wondrous "Magnetic Hill" in the Ladakh area (India) as well as a parabola flight with NASA to simulate the weightlessness on the program.

You can follow the experiment at any time on the specially designed website: www.gnomeexperiment.com.


Contact at KERN:

KERN & Sohn GmbH
Albert Sauter
Ziegelei 1
D-72336 Balingen
albert-sauter@kern-sohn.com
www.kern-sohn.com
T:  +49 (0) 7433 9933 157
M: +49 (0) 172 941 4640