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Membership in Organizations and Associations

AMA Association for Sensor Technology

The AMA Association represents the interests of all organizations engaged in one form or another with measuring devices or systems. It thus covers the entire value chain from fundamental research to production and from sensor elements to complex measuring, testing, and controlling systems.

ASAM – Association for Standardisation of Automation and Measurement Systems

ASAM provides standards for data models, interfaces and syntax specifications for a variety of applications, for example, testing, evaluation and simulation.

ASTM International

ASTM International is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world – a trusted source for technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services. Known for their high technical quality and market relevancy, ASTM International standards have an important role in the information infrastructure that guides design, manufacturing and trade in the global economy.

BSSM – British Society of Strain Gauge Measurement

The British Society of Strain Gauge Measurement is a non-profit, scientific, educational and promotional organization for advancing the knowledge of strain measurement, stress analysis and associated technologies.


CECIP is the European association for national trade organizations representing the European manufacturers of weighing instruments.

CoDeSys Automation Alliance

CoDeSys is one of the most powerful IEC 61131-3 programming tools for controllers applicable under Windows. All five programming languages of the standard are supported. CoDeSys produces native machine code for all common processors.

EIS Engineering Integrity Society

The Engineering Integrity Society offers a unique forum for industrial engineers to exchange ideas and experiences. Since its foundation in 1985, the EIS has made an important contribution to engineering science, holding major national and international conferences, organizing and coordinating specialist task groups, and presenting technical seminars. Membership is worldwide.


A non-profit organization, IEEE is the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology. The IEEE name was originally an acronym for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. Today, the organization's scope of interest has expanded into so many related fields, that it is simply referred to by the letters I-E-E-E (pronounced Eye-triple-E).

IMEKO International Measurement Confederation

IMEKO is a non-governmental federation of 36 member organizations individually concerned with the advancement of measurement technology. Its fundamental objectives are the promotion of international interchange of scientific and technical information in the field of measurement and instrumentation and the enhancement of international cooperation among scientists and engineers from research and industry.


Founded in 1945, ISA is a leading, global, non-profit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems.

ISWM International Society of Weighing and Measurement

The International Society of Weighing and Measurement is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting its members handle a wide range of products and services within the field of weighing technology.

NPL National Physical Laboratory

The National Physical Laboratory is the UK's national standards laboratory for physical measurements. NPL provides important measurement services to government and industry. It is the largest applied physics organization in the UK, managing the majority of the UK's measurement research programs, and also offers a range of commercial services.

NWAA North Western Aerospace Alliance

The North West Aerospace Alliance is a network of member companies committed to maintaining the skills base and capabilities developed over many years of aerospace activity in the North West region of England. The NWAA's key objective is to create conditions in which the region's aerospace industry can prosper and grow.

OIML International Organization of Legal Metrology

The International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) is an intergovernmental treaty organization. It was established in 1955 in order to promote the global harmonization of legal metrology procedures. Since then, the OIML has developed a worldwide technical structure that provides its members with metrological guidelines for the elaboration of national and regional requirements concerning the manufacture and use of measuring instruments for legal metrology applications.

PROFIBUS International

PROFIBUS is the most popular fieldbus for discrete manufacturing and process control.

SAE Society of Automotive Engineers

The Society of Automotive Engineers is an international engineering association comprising engineers, business executives, educators, and students dedicated to sharing and exchanging information and ideas for advancing the engineering of mobility systems.

SBAC Society of British Aerospace Companies

The Society of British Aerospace Companies is the national trade association of the UK Aerospace Industry and represents the interests of many companies across every sector and tier of the industry. It is a forum that allows companies to network, cooperate and coordinate their activities.

SEM Society for Experimental Mechanics

The Society for Experimental Mechanics is an international professional engineering association whose members are involved in experimental test, measurement and analysis.

Sira Test & Certification

Sira Test & Certification Ltd. is one of the leading Conformity Assessment companies in the UK. Sira supports manufacturers and users of instrumentation principally in engineering, manufacturing, process and technology based industries. Services include comprehensive, UK and international conformity assessment, performance testing and evaluation, accredited certification of products, equipment calibration and training.

SMA Scale Manufacturers Association

The Scale Manufacturers Association provides its members with a wide range of products, information and services from US scale manufacturers.

UK Weighing Federation

The UK Weighing Federation is the national trade association for manufacturers, dealers, repairers, installers and service organizations in the weighing machine industry. On behalf of its members, it takes part in the development of new national, European and international legislation and standards relating to all aspects of weighing.


The Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies is a German-based, non-profit association for electrical science and technology. Its members comprise engineers, scientists, technicians and corporate members, including leading companies from the electrical and power industry as well as numerous German authorities.


VDI – The Association of Engineers is a German-based, financially-independent and politically unaffiliated, non-profit organization comprising engineers and scientists. VDI is today the largest engineering association in Western Europe.


VDMA, the German Engineering Federation, is the largest European industry branch association serving 3000 member companies active in all fields of the engineering sector. It represents mostly small and medium-sized enterprises in Germany.


WELMEC is the European Cooperation in Legal Metrology. Founded in 1990 as the Western European Legal Metrology Cooperation, WELMEC today extends beyond western Europe and includes representatives from Central and Eastern European countries. The principal aim of WELMEC is to establish a harmonized and consistent approach to European legal metrology. Currently, 28 countries are represented on the WELMEC committee.

HBK Membership in International Standards Commitees

IEC International Electrotechnical Commission

TC42 High-voltage and high-current test techniques

Collaboration in the following teams:


DIN, Deutsches Institut für Normung

NA 062 Materials Testing Standards Committee

Committee NA 062-08-11 AA (Materials Testing Machines)

VDI (Association of German Engineers)

Commission 3.62 on the measurement of mechanical quantities