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.
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".
The Vickers Pyramid Hardness Testing Machine (also known as the model VHTM 2000) was designed and developed by the Vickers company to be the standard instrument to perform the Vickers Hardness Test. It is testimony to its design and construction that so many of them are still in use today in the worlds' most successful automotive and aerospace companies. It was manufactured by Vickers Engineering Group, Container and package machinery division at the Vickers-Armstrongs Crayford works in Kent.
UK Calibrations have the only original Vickers service engineers operating anywhere in the world. and are uniquely placed to provide the best maintenance, support and calibration service available.
The model shown here was fitted with a dynascope in place of the original microscope. This was also fitted with a Veeder Root measuring device which allowed the readings to be converted into HV by a DRO (a Digital Read Out) and later the PC based CRO (Computer Read Out)
The Vickers Pyramid Hardness Testing Machine was built to be a scientific instrument, using machine tool principles and capable of both workshop and laboratory application.
Indeed many of these machines are situated in dirty, dusty, foundry environments, and thanks to their dust-proof construction, survive and give good service.
The original Vickers Pyramid Hardness Testing Machine had many optional extras including low tables for very large pieces, and a special mount to indent gear teeth. There was even an accumulator option for machines without access to ac mains.
We have scanned some of the original manuals and they are available for you to download. The Vickers HTM catalogue and instructions booklet is a general introduction to the Vickers Pyramid Hardness Testing Machine and the available options and gives brief operating instructions. The working instructions for Vickers HTM is a much more in-depth document, covering the unpacking and setting up of the machine as well as detailed instruction on usage.
We pride ourselves on being the best source of advice and service on the Vickers Pyramid Hardness Testing Machine, anywhere in the world, and are always happy to talk to you about your machine and its requirements.
UK Calibrations Limited is a British company, based in the Midlands, the area that was the centre of industry during the 19th century. The region was dubbed the 'Workshop of the World', much of Britain's heavy engineering took place here, largely due to solid understanding of metal working and metallurgy. It is no coincidence that UK Calibrations has made its home here.
The company was formed by a group of experienced hardness testing engineers, and is a direct descendant of the Vickers Armstrong company, which developed the Vickers hardness test in 1924. Today the company provides UKAS accredited calibration services not only on Vickers hardness machines, but a wide range of hardness testing equipment and backs that up with a nationwide sales, maintenance and breakdown service.
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.
"We are proud of our company's history and achievements, and because of our structure, we have the flexibility to respond quickly to customers problems. Whether it is a breakdown, a compliance issue or a technical enquiry, our team of experts are available to help you."