1958 The first experiences with weighing
In 1958, a young Nils Eilersen was approached by his father to build an electronic scale for the family furniture business (www.eilersen.eu) in order to measure if the wood was dry enough to be used for furniture production. This project later turned out to be the basis for the foundation of the company Eilersen Electric A/S. After many hours of work, Mr. Eilersen had a working scale based on strain gage load cells but Mr. Eilersen did not find the strain gage technology accurate enough and too sensitive to overloads and shocks.
1965 Discovering the capacitive technology
During his studies at the Technical University of Denmark, Mr. Eilersen was dedicated to looking for more robust and more accurate measuring principles. It was during his time at the university that he did his master theses on measuring capacitances.
After his studies, Mr. Eilersen was appointed development manager in a company developing industrial test equipment and he soon realized that the capacitive technology had a great potential in this business area. One of the company’s biggest sellers was an imported mechanical instrument for testing the pump pressure in diesel engines.
Mr. Eilersen then suggested the owner of the company to develop an electronic version of this test equipment but the owner of the company was not interested in this idea. As a result Mr. Eilersen then decided to start his own company.
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