Providing professionals with precise and reliable medical-grade devices
Charder Medical is built off the success of Charder Electronic Co., experts specializing in the field of sensors and measurements since 1980. Armed with a wealth of experience, Charder Medical is well-known in the medical measurement industry, producing devices focused on user experience, reliability, and utility.
Charder is founded in 1980, beginning as an Original Equipment Manufacturer specializing in high-precision scales. To satisfy customer needs, Charder establishes its own R&D department, integrating its market and design divisions.
MS2400 baby scale wins prestigious German iF Product Design Award.
Charder receives ISO 13485 medical quality standard certification.
To better serve the medical market, “Charder Medical“ brand is established, beginning participation in the Medica Exhibition.
Charder's MG4800 handgrip dynanometer wins German iF Design Award in the medical category, with innovative design well-suited for physiotherapists working in rehabilitation.
Charder establishes North American website to better satisfy warehousing, transportation, and service-needs.
Charder establishes European website.
Charder launches its new professional body composition analyzers.
As an experienced manufacturer and designer of medical-grade measurement devices, Charder Medical understands the importance of a healthy long-term relationship with distributors, built on a culture dedicated to end-user satisfaction.
Charder Medical provides thorough training assistance to its clients, as we believe knowledgeable distributors are crucial to providing seamless support and service.
Charder’s professional measurement devices are designed to be intuitive and easy-to-use whether in clinics or at home.
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Charder is an ISO 9001: 2008 , ISO 13485, CE MDD, and CE-NAWI certified company.
Conforming to the European Union Council Directive 2014/31/EU and 93/42/EEC as amended by 2007/47/EC to manufacture and verify non-automatic weighing instruments, and medical weighing device with CE marking and M.
The M is a metrology marking under European Directives 2014/31/EU. Manufacturers with CE-NAWI certification are allowed to directly export approved products to EU countries.
The OIML marking is based on International Organization of Legal Metrology(OIML) and is identified at CLASS 3( III ) and 4( IIII ) accuracy.
Charder products conform to U.S. FDA medical requirements
The International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) is an intergovernmental treaty organization whose membership includes Member States, countries which participate actively in technical activities, and Corresponding Members, countries which join the OIML as observers. It was established in 1955 in order to promote the global harmonization of legal metrology procedures. Since that time, 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.
According to 2007 World Bank figures, OIML Members cover in total an astounding 86 % of the world's population and 96 % of its economy.
Legal metrology comprises all activities for which legal requirements are prescribed on measurement, units of measurement, measuring instruments and methods of measurement, these activities being performed by or on behalf of governmental authorities, in order to ensure an appropriate level of credibility of measurement results in the national regulatory environment.
It applies not only to trading parties, but also to the protection of individuals and society as a whole (e.g. law enforcement, health and safety measurements).
Legal metrology generally includes provisions related to units of measurement, to measurement results (e.g. prepackages) and to measuring instruments. These provisions cover the legal obligations related to the measurement results and the measuring instruments, as well as the legal control which is performed by or on behalf of the government.
The OIML develops model regulations, International Recommendations, which provide Members with an internationally agreed-upon basis for the establishment of national legislation on various categories of measuring instruments. Given the increasing national implementation of OIML guidelines, more and more manufacturers are referring to OIML International Recommendations to ensure that their products meet international specifications for metrological performance and testing.
The main elements of an International Recommendation are Scope, application and terminology; Metrological requirements; Technical requirements; Methods and equipment for testing and verifying conformity to requirements; and the Test report format.
OIML Draft Recommendations and Documents are developed by Technical Committees or Subcommittees which are formed by the Member States. Certain international and regional institutions also participate on a consultation basis.
The development of the National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP) provides manufacturers the ability to be evaluated and certified one time with acceptance throughout the United States. States and manufacturers alike benefit from NTEP's service. NTEP is an efficient and cost effective means of ensuring national requirements are met before any equipment is allowed in the market place.
NTEP certification is issued by NCWM upon successful completion of the evaluation process. This Certificate indicates that the device manufacturer has demonstrated the ability to meet applicable requirements for commercial weighing and measuring equipment in the U.S as specified in NIST Handbook 44. NTEP certification is required in most states in the Unites States and is a symbol of assurance for all.