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".
Heat Treatment 101
Heat treating is a group of industrial and metalworking processes used to alter the physical, and sometimes chemical, properties of a material. The most common application is the heat treatment of metals. Heat treatment involves the use of heating (or chilling), normally to extreme temperatures, to achieve a specific result such as hardening or softening of a material.
Hardness tester ZHR8150CLK
Here's a preview of the latest machine launched by Indentec and available soon from UK Calibrations & Hardness Products.
The new ZHR8150CLK “Universal” Rockwell hardness tester features closed loop force control, and is capable of far more tests than a traditional Rockwell device, including:
- Rockwell testing of metals - Rockwell and superficial Rockwell to ISO 6508 and ASTM E18
- Ball indentation and Rockwell testing of plastics - ISO 2039-1, ISO 2039-2 and ASTM D785 (A & B)
- Rockwell testing of carbonaceous materials - DIN 51917
- Residual indentation of laminate floor coverings - ISO 24343-1
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.