On-Site Calibration Services

All calibration activities for Europe, Middle East, and African regions are coordinated from the Instron® European Center of Excellence based in the UK. Instron undertakes calibrations at its permanent laboratory in the UK, as well as providing on-site calibration services across Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions using 80+ locally-based Instron trained calibration staff.

Professional calibration services help to reduce both your costs and your exposure to risk. Instron has a wide range of calibration procedures to meet many of the materials testing ISO and ASTM standards. Our calibrations satisfy the following:
ISO/IEC 17025 | QS 9000 | ANSI/NCSL Z540-1 | ISO 10012-1 | ISO/TS 16949 | NADCAP

We have experience calibrating a variety of materials testing systems from numerous manufactures, allowing us to provide you with a single contact for your materials testing calibration requirements.

Instron's On-Site Calibration & Verification Services

Type Standard   Description
Force Verification
ISO 7500-1

Covering a force range from 0.01 N - 5 MN in Tension and Compression to ISO 7500-1 and ASTM E4

Extensometer Accredited Calibration & Verification
ISO 9153 or Accredited Internal method
ISO 5893
ISO 527
Verification and Classification - Extensometers and COD Gauges 0.01 to 60 mm
Load Frame Alignment Verification
ASTM E1012

Verification for Alignment under Tensile Load to which meet the exacting requirements of NADCAP and other aerospace inspecting authorities.

Alignment Transducer Calibration

Accredited internal method

NADCAP AC7122 does not permit mathematical compensation of transducer imperfections. Having a transducer with known performance is key to fulfill those requirements.

Alignment Electronics Calibration

Accredited internal method


Displacement - Linear Verification

ASTM E2309 or Accredited Internal method

Axial Displacement of Crosshead or Actuator Range: 50 micron - 1000 mm

Crosshead or Actuator Speed

ASTM E2658 or accredited Internal method


Torque Calibration & Verification

ASTM E2624 or Internal method

Torsion Actuator Verification Range: 0 Nm - 5.6 kNm

Angular Displacement - Rotary Calibration

Accredited Internal method

Rotary Displacement of torsion actuator

Rotary Speed in Field

Accredited Internal method

0,2 to 120 rpm

Temperature Calibration

Accredited Internal method

Temperature Cabinets (-200 to 900°C)

Creep Verification
ISO 7500-1
ISO 7500-2
Creep Machines (Deadweight and Load Cell)
Pendulum Impact Verification for Plastics
ISO 13802
ISO 179-1
ISO 180
ISO 8256
ISO 9854-1
ISO 7628-2
ASTM D6110
ASTM D1822

0,5 J to 50 J

Pendulum Impact Calibration & Verification for Metals
ISO 148-2
0,5 J to 900 J
Drop Tower Impact Verification
- Verification of Drop Tower Type Impact Machines for:
  • Displacement
  • Speed
  • Force
  • Mass
Melt Flow Testers Validation
ISO 1133-1
ISO 1133-2
ASTM D1238
ISO 75
ISO 306
ASTM D1525

Certification to Highest Standards and Traceability

All Instron reference equipment (calibration devices) used to carry out our verification activities are directly traceable to the recognised national standards, and to units of measurement realised at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in the UK, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the USA, or other internationally recognised National Measurement Institutions (NMIs). All procedures where specified meet or exceed relevant ISO or ASTM standards. Certification is also provided for each transducer providing a comprehensive calibration certificate reporting linearity, repeatability and uncertainty data at each point taken throughout the process.

Calibration certificates are issued by our calibration laboratory in a digitally encrypted format. This provides our customers with the versatility of storage, the retrieval and reproduction of this important documentation, and the knowledge that it is safe from unauthorized change. In many cases, the calibration certificates can also be made available in Spanish, French, German, and Italian.

Protect Your Investment

We are aware that the performance of any testing equipment can change over a period of time. Whether it is your customer's needs or your own internal standards, having your materials testing system regularly serviced and calibrated by one of our trained field service engineers, will provide you with the confidence that the results that you are obtaining are accurate and repeatable.