Onsite Calibration Services

Calibration activities for America and Asia/Pacific are coordinated from the Instron® Corporate Headquarters and North American Center of Excellence in Norwood, MA, USA. The laboratory undertakes calibrations at its permanent laboratory in Norwood, as well as providing on-site calibration services across North America, Latin America, China, India, and the Asia/Pacific region using 150+ locally-based 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 to the following:
ISO/IEC 17025 | QS 9000 | ANSI/NCSL Z540-1 | ISO 10012-1 | ISO/TS 16949 | NADCAP

You will find details regarding our on-site calibration and verification services for CEAST products within our NVLAP Lab Code 200301-0 scope of accreditation. We have experience calibrating most types of manufacturers testing systems, allowing us to provide you with a single contact for your materials testing calibration needs.

Instron's On-Site Calibration & Verification Services - Partial Listing

Type Standard Description
Force Verification


ISO 7500-1

Covering a force range from 0.01N (1gf) - 4.5MN (1,000,000lbf) for ASTM E4 and ISO 7500-1

Strain Verification


ISO 9513

ISO 527

Calibrating & classification of all types of extensometry - both contacting and non-contacting
Alignment Verification

ASTM E1012

Nadcap AC 7101

Nadcap AC 7122

Providing ASTM E1012 alignment verifications. Meet the exacting demands of NADCAP and other aerospace inspecting authorities

Temperature Verification
- Calibration of environmental cabinets, furnaces, and other devices (-200° C to 900° C)
Speed Verification
ASTM E2658 Verification of Crosshead speed in Materials Testing Machine
Displacement- Linear Verification
ASTM E2309

Calibration of crosshead and actuator displacement up to 1000 mm travel and for a wide variety of materials testing machines

Displacement- Rotary Verification
- Rotary Displacement of torsion actuator
Torque Verification
ASTM E2624

Calibration of torsion and angular displacement parameters now common on many biomedical testing systems over the range of 2 lb-in to 120,000 lb-in

Hardness Verification




Brinell for Metallic Materials

Rockwell and Rockwell Superficial Hardness

Microhardness (Knoop and Vickers)

Creep / Stress Rupture
Creep, Creep Rupture, Stress Rupture
Pipe and Pressure Verification
ASTM D1598
Time-to-Failure of Plastic Pipes
Pendulum Impact Verification

Calibration of conventional pendulum metals and plastics impact testers to ASTM and ISO standards,  as well as the more modern Drop Tower impact testing systems

Sonntag Verification
- Fatigue Verification Type


Certification to Highest Standards and Traceability

All Instron reference equipment (calibration standards) used in our verification activities are directly traceable to recognized national standards, and to units of measurement realized at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the USA, the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in the United Kingdom, or other internationally recognized national metrology institutions (NMIs). All procedures meet or exceed relevant ISO or ASTM standards. Certification is also provided for each transducer together with a comprehensive report showing the actual verification results for each point taken with related traceability and uncertainty data.

Calibration certificates issued by our calibration laboratories are provided 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 performance of any testing equipment 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.