MID certified Length Measurement

Length Measurement according to the European Measuring Instruments Directive MID 2014/32/EU

If goods are sold in Europe by length or area, they generally must be measured with “MID-certified” calibrated length measurement machines, based on the European Measurement Instruments Directive MID 2014/32/EU. The directive stipulates that such length measurement machines must be subjected to a conformity assessment. This creates equal measurement regulations throughout Europe and the guarantee of fair trade of goods sold by length or area. While buyers of piece goods usually can check the material length themselves with a pocket rule or measuring tape, a buyer of rolled goods, especially of long rolls, can’t do this without further equipment. For such requirement, ELOVIS has developed length measurement systems in accordance with the European Measurement Instruments Directive MID 2014/32/EU. ELOVIS offers non-contact length measurement systems like μSPEED in combination with the pre-tested ELOVIS MID-COUNTER as well as tactile measuring wheels and crawlers, also in combination with the ELOVIS MID-COUNTER. With its MID Systems, ELOVIS provides the metrological basis for the MID-compliant equipment of length measurement machines.

Materials that are verifiably measurable:

  • Paper sold by length / area
  • Nonwovens sold by length / area
  • Textiles, carpets, felt, geo-textiles
  • Cable, wire
  • Pipes, hoses, strands
  • Foils, self-adhesive films, truck tarpaulins

MID Length Measurement Machine:

  • Roll Cutter, Roll Machines
  • Rewinder, Cross Cutter
  • Fabric Inspection Machines, Inspection Machines
  • Coupons-Cutting Machines
  • Cut to Length Machines, Packaging Machines
  • Foil Cutter, Roll Cutter

Application Examples

Certified fabric inspection for textiles

Textiles, fabrics, artificial leather, laminated materials are sold by length and must therefore be measured on calib...

Calibrated Length Measurement of Cables

Cables are usually sold on rolls according to length and must therefore be measured with calibrated length measuremen...

Calibrated Measurement of Paper and Fleece

When selling paper and nonwovens in the EU, the length or area measurement must be done with calibrated length measur...

MAAG Rolling Measuring Inspection Machine

MAAG inspection machines for the final presentation with contactless calibrated length measurement acc. MID 2014/32 /...

ETF carpet cutting and length measuring machines

ETF slitting machines and length measuring machines for the carpet and non-woven industry are offered with non-contac...

Matching Products and Services

MID 2014/32/EU
Certified Length Measurement Systems

  • Verifiably Calibrated, Certified Length Measurement Systems according EU-Measuring-Instruments-Directive MID 2014/32/EU
  • Non-contact MID Measurement Systems consisting of MID-COUNTER and Laser-Encoder
  • Tactile MID Length Measurement System consisting of MID-COUNTER and impeller or measuring wheel
  • Measurement Systems with preliminary examination through the PTB (The National Metrology Institute of Germany)

ELOVIS Services

ELOVIS offers the following services in the field of verifiable length measurement:

  • Advice on the conformity assessment of length measuring machines
  • Measuring services in the run-up to a conformity assessment
  • Help with length complaints from your customers
  • OEM sensor developments in MID 2014/32 / EU

Always available for you:
Bernd Engelsdorf


Vincenz-Prießnitz-Straße 1
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

T +49 721 933823-0
F +49 721 933823-23


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