Welcome to UK Calibrations
UK Calibrations Limited, based in the Midlands, provide national cover for all your hardness testing needs. Full service backup is provided on a regional basis and includes training, calibration, field service, in house repairs and as much advice and help as you need. UK Calibrations have the only original Vickers service engineers operating anywhere in the world.
With the relevant standards under constant review, UK Calibrations can carry out all verifications to the latest requirements, both directly and indirectly, keeping you up-to-date and in conformance. We can supply an extensive range of UKAS Indenters and UKAS reference hardness test blocks.
From August 2013, UK Calibrations became part of the Zwick Roell Group A world leader in materials and component testing, this move secured the future of the company and allowed access to the full range of Zwick Roell hardness testing machines and the expertise of other members of the group, including Indentec, a long established British manufacturer of hardness testers and other accessories. Indentec also have an in house design capability for special tooling and automatic systems.
"We are proud of our company's history and achievements, and because of our structure, we have the flexibility to respond quickly to customer requirement. Whether it is a breakdown, a compliance issue or a technical enquiry, our team of experts is available to help you".
Rockwell machine Centenary
Hugh Rockwell and Stanley Rockwell were granted a patent for the Rockwell hardness tester on February 11th 1919, a device for measuring the resistance of metallic materials to force. At the time both men worked for the New Departure Company and although they shared the Rockwell name, they were not related. The company was a major manufacturer of ball bearings and later became part of General Motors.
UKAS accreditation covers new low loads
The latest UKAS Accreditation (see here on the UKAS website.) Includes new Vickers micro-hardness scales of HV0.05 and HV0.025 as well as Knoop at HK0.05 and HK0.025 making UK Calibrations only a handful of companies able to calibrate at these loads.
With micro-hardness becoming more common for the testing of alloys and resins UK Calibrations has the capability and is equipped to calibrate your equipment at these new low scales.
One of the commonest requests we get is "We've lost our certificate, we have an audit, could you please send us a copy?" We have always been happy to do this (even if it meant looking back over many years with only a serial number and a vague date :) But how much better would it be if you, the customer, had 24/7 access to your certificates on our database? The UK Calibrations Document Vault allows you to do just that, better still the service is free of charge (Terms and conditions apply).
Training for 2019
Effective training is a necessity that helps your staff develop new skills, master new procedures and reinforce existing protocols.
Whether you need to update your skills, train new recruits, learn to use a specific machine, develop new testing regimes or understand the mass of standards and directives, we can help.
UK Calibrations have some of the best trained and knowledgeable engineers in the industry and work in a wide range of industries on a comprehensive list of equipment. All of which means we can put together training courses to fit your needs, either at our premises or yours.
Universal hardness tester for instrumented indentation tests
Instrumented indentation, also known as depth-sensing indentation or nano-indentation, is an increasingly popular method of measuring the mechanical response of a wide range of materials.
You've spent hours on the 'net researching the hardness testing system for your needs, you've perused the spec sheets and probably even spoken to a few distributors, If only you could take a few of your samples and spend time making sure the kit will do exactly what you want.
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