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
ASTM E 4
Covering a force range from 0.01N (1gf) - 4.5MN (1,000,000lbf) for ASTM E4 and ISO 7500-1
|Calibrating & classification of all types of extensometry - both contacting and non-contacting
Nadcap AC 7101
Nadcap AC 7122
Providing ASTM E1012 alignment verifications. Meet the exacting demands of NADCAP and other aerospace inspecting authorities
||-||Calibration of environmental cabinets, furnaces, and other devices (-200° C to 900° C)
||ASTM E2658||Verification of Crosshead speed in Materials Testing Machine
|Displacement- Linear Verification
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
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
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
||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
||-||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.