New Central Measuring Laboratory at Riegler


Maximum precision in manufacturing and measuring from a single source

In July 2019 Riegler GmbH Co. KG in Mühltal took a new measuring laboratory into operation. From now, the quality of plastic components and systems for the medical technology, pharmaceutics and diagnostics industries is controlled centrally by means of a state-of-the-art and automated measuring technology. Moreover, the company invested in a new tactile measuring machine.

“In view of a production quantity of more than a billion of precision molds, we have to ensure constant premium quality not only in production but also in quality assurance“, Dr. Thomas Jakob, head of the medical technology business unit, sets the direction. 330 employees work for the family-run plastics expert at three plants near Darmstadt. The company sees its particular strength in the production of highly complex plastic parts under clean room conditions.

Production is in close proximity to the new measuring laboratory for higher efficiency, flexibility and readiness.

Apart from that, the new central measuring laboratory is fully air-conditioned. The ambient conditions are permanently surveyed and recorded to ensure constant measuring conditions with narrowly defined fluctuation tolerances.

The company focuses on reliable and highly precise measuring systems

Along with the new measuring lab the company added a measuring machine to their fleet of machines which measures various products in succession in a fully automated process by means of a palletizing system.

Thanks to its modular design, the new measuring machine can be extended at any time. “Ever increasing quality standards require highly precise, quick and efficient measuring solutions. We have to master these dynamic challenges with state-of-the-art machinery and highly qualified measuring technicians“, explains André Neubauer, head of quality management of Riegler.


Thiemo Kölbel, who is responsible for the new central measuring laboratory of Riegler, is adjusting the new measuring machine in order to do product-specific tests for a diagnostics application.