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".
B Mason & Sons Ltd buy new equipment for automatic hardness testing
B Mason & Sons Ltd, based in Birmingham, UK is the UK’s largest manufacturer of precision strip. Materials testing is a crucial part of the Quality Control system and they have a well-equipped testing laboratory with a range of testing equipment including hardness testing. Machines are chosen for both metrological excellence and functional efficiency, and annually calibrated to UKAS accredited standards. Material hardness is an essential property for products performing in automotive and electronic market environments and the Quality Management team was aware that increasing numbers of hardness tests would need to be carried out.
New App for Hardness Conversion for Android and IOS
Zwick has developed a free hardness conversion app for Android and Apple smartphones.
This application makes it easy to convert hardness values on the go in accordance with ISO 18265 for the Vickers, Brinell, and Rockwell test methods.
Practical value calculators, such as those used for Vickers curvature correction, make determining hardness easy. The integrated distance calculator for indentations ensures you are in compliance with standards