On-Site Calibration Services

Calibration activities for European, Middle Eastern, and African regions are coordinated from the Instron® Corporate Headquarters and European Center of Excellence in High Wycombe, UK. The laboratory undertakes calibrations at its permanent laboratory in High Wycombe, as well as providing on-site calibration services across Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions using 60+ 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

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

Type Standard   Description
Force Verification


ISO 7500-1

Covering a force range from 0.01N - 5 MN in Tension and Compression to ISO 7500-1 and ASTM E4

Strain (Extensometer) Verification


ISO 9513

ISO 527


Verification and Classification - Extensometers and COD Gauges
Load Frame Alignment Verification

ASTM E1012

Verification of Alignment Under Tensile Load to also meet the exacting demands of Nadcap and other aerospace inspecting authorities.

Displacement - Linear Verficiation
- Axial Displacement of Crosshead or Actuator Range: 50 micron - 1000 mm

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

Torsion Actuator verification Range: 1 - 100 Nm

Temperature Verification


Temperature Cabinets (-30 to 500°C)

Creep Verification
ISO 7500-1
ISO 7500-2
Creep Machines (Deadweight and Load Cell)
Pendulum Impact Verification
ISO 13802
ISO 179
ISO 180
ISO 8256
ISO 9854
ISO 7628
ISO 148-2

ASTM D6110

ASTM D1822


Notched Bar Impact Testing

Drop Tower Impact Verification
- Verification of Drop Tower Type Impact Machines for:
  • Displacement
  • Speed
  • Force
  • Mass

 Certification to Highest Standards and Traceability

All Instron reference equipment (calibration devices) used in our verification activities are directly traceable to recognized national standards, and to units of measurement realized at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in the United Kingdom, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the USA, or other internationally recognized National Measurement Institutions (NMIs). All procedures where specified 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.