North America and Asia

Calibration activities for America and Asia/Pacific are coordinated from Instron's Corporate Headquarters and North American Center of Excellence in Norwood, MA, USA. Instron’s North American Laboratories are accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) under Lab Code 200301-0. Our NVLAP Lab Code 200301-0 accreditation covers the factory and field calibrations in North America, China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, India, Thailand, Australia and Taiwan operations.

View or print a copy of our NVLAP Lab Code 200301-0 Scope of Accreditation. Calibrations previously supported through A2LA accreditation are now supported within our NVLAP Lab Code 200301-0 accreditation.

Instron's calibration laboratories are the focal point for all calibration and verification activities worldwide. The Norwood laboratory provides accredited calibrations in support of Force, Hardness, CEAST, and Dynatup products. That laboratory is accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP), a program administered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), designated as Lab Code 200301-0. All standards used in the performance of calibrations are directly traceable to NIST.

Certification to Highest Standards and Traceability

All working standards used in our verification process are directly traceable to the SI through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). All procedures meet or exceed ASTM standards.

Certification is also provided for each transducer together with a report showing the actual verification results for each point taken with related traceability information.

In today's world, conformance to standards is serious business. Your customers and the courts can hold you responsible for the integrity of your test data. This is why every testing system, no matter how old or new, should be routinely verified for conformance to applicable national and international standards.

Available Factory Verification Services

 Services Standard Description
 Force Verification


ISO 376

Calibration of Secondary Standards to 240,000 lbs


ISO 376

Calibration of Working Standards to 1,000,000 lbs
 Tup Calibrations
Internal Method
Calibration of Tup up to 225,000 lbs


For additional details on specific the capabilities in the laboratory select from the list below:

Force | Hardness

Protect Your Investment

As good as your Instron equipment is, performance can change over time. Whether it is your customer's or your own policy, periodic field verification confirms accuracy and repeatability and informs you of any required repairs or adjustments.