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Hardness Tester Calibration

Hardness Tester Calibration Services

Hardness testers are used in a variety of settings to measure the hardness or durability of materials ranging from plastics to hard metals. With such a wide range of materials, hardness testers vary based on the application requirements and utilize one of a few scales for reference. Two main types of hardness testers that we calibrate at Cross are Rockwell and Brinell hardness testers.

Rockwell hardness testers are typically used to test a wide variety of materials ranging from hard plastics and softer materials to metals such as copper, aluminum, or steel. They utilize a steel ball or diamond tipped spherical cone indentor, which, in general, is applied to material with a certain force to determine hardness. The hardness level is determined by applying a minor load with an initial penetration, setting a zero on a scale, and then applying a major load. The depth of penetration is correlated directly to a visual scale or gauge.

If you utilize hardness testing devices in your process, over time they will become less accurate. That’s why you need professional calibration services from a reliable calibration company. A company like Cross Precision Measurement.

Equipment Calibration for Hardness Testers

While Rockwell hardness testers utilize a direct reading with an indentor and associated gauge, Brinell hardness testers use a known force to penetrate a surface with a hardened steel or carbide sphere. With a specific sphere diameter, the indentation left in the material is then measured, usually with an eyepiece such as a reticle or stage micrometer, to determine the level of hardness.

The precision measurement group at Cross offers ISO 17025 accredited hardness tester calibration for both Rockwell and Brinell hardness testers. Our ISO 17025 accreditation covers indirect verification of Rockwell hardness with methods outlined in ASTM-E18 (current version) and Brinell hardness in accordance with ASTM-E10 (current version). Our technicians utilize NIST traceable master standards to document as found readings on a certificate of calibration which is then stored for easy 24/7 access.

For more information about hardness tester calibration or to get a quote for products and services, fill out our contact form to get in touch with a local Cross team member today!

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Speed, Time, Acoustics, and Light Device Calibration Services

When your operations are reliant on specialized devices for speed measurement, time measurement, acoustic measurement, durability, hardness, or light measurement, you understand the importance of reliable equipment. From stopwatches to hardness testers, these devices ensure your operation is within compliance, maintaining profitable productivity, and creating a safe environment for workers. Whether you’re in pharmaceuticals, industrial manufacturing, aerospace, or any other industry widely using these devices, Cross can provide the calibration services you need to make sure your equipment stays accurate.

Through our network of ISO 17025 accredited calibration labs, embedded technicians, and onsite calibration services, we’re able to effectively serve all of our customers. Our calibration procedures rely on NIST traceable equipment and expertly trained technicians. That way we can always offer high-quality calibration services to our customers with reliable and repeatable accuracy. From magnet separators to surface roughness testers, our laboratory calibration equipment can ensure your equipment is accurate and reliable.

All of our calibration services for speed, time, acoustic, and light devices also come with extensive documentation of our calibration procedures. That includes the calibration status when we found the device, the status after calibration, as well as recommendations for continued calibration services. With this information, our clients have what they need for upcoming audits, quality checks, and regulatory bodies.

Cross specializes in a wide range of calibration services. We’ve worked with countless forms of measurement equipment and our technicians have the knowledge and experience to bring our customers the world-class precision measurement services they deserve.

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ISO Accredited Services

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Tracking Software To Simplify the Calibration Process

We’re proud to offer all of our customers who need speed, time, acoustics, and light calibration services access to our calibration certification and inventory management software, GageSuite. GageSuite is an award-winning, cloud-based reporting and storage solution to maintain your certificates of calibration, calibration documentation, and the location of any gauges or equipment.

Storage for calibration certificates, As Found/As Left reports, calibration status reminders, and inventory location tracking are all available through our custom-developed GageSuite software. When it’s time for a calibration audit or quality control inspection, you want your documentation to be ready to go. We didn’t think our customers should have to dig around in filing cabinets to find the necessary documentation. Our software provides real-time access 24/7/365.

We’ve seen that with GageSuite, our customers miss less calibrations, limit production disruption, lower expenditures, and increase accountability within their operations.

Always know your substance and flow equipment calibration status with Cross. GageSuite offers: Equipment Location, Certificates of Calibration, Order Status, Calibration Schedules, And More Services

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See why customers love GageSuite, our award winning cloud based calibration management system.

Your Nearby Hardness Equipment Calibration Company

Hardness testers are regularly used to measure the relative resistance of a material in terms of denting, bending, scratching, and other metrics. However, over time, your hardness tester can become misaligned. Adjustments in the form of calibration are then required to ensure your equipment is reading properly.

Between our on-site calibration services, fully-equipped calibration labs, and expert embedded calibration, Cross Precision Measurement is ready to be your local hardness tester calibration company. But we don’t just want to be your hardness measuring device calibration company. At Cross, our goal is to be a single-source supplier and provider for all of our customers. That means providing the products, services, and support our customers need.

Whether it’s calibrating a tachometer or servicing a crimper, when you need metrology services, think Cross Precision Measurement. Contact us today to begin the process of devising a product-based, service-based, or solution-based plan to optimize your calibration and production process.

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Why Cross Precision Measurement?

Cross Precision Measurement has worked with a wide range of businesses across dozens of industries providing reliable calibration, inspection, testing, and instrumentation to our clients.

Our primary goal is to always be providing the best value to our customers, their manufacturing processes, and their end users. And the best way we know how to do that is by providing our customers with all the tools they need to succeed.

Whether it’s in the form of embedded calibration services, product testing, or metrology equipment, Cross can provide the precision measurement services you need.

Check out our other services or contact a precision measurement expert at Cross to get started today.

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Since 1939, the precision measurement professionals at J.A. King have been your trusted measurement partner; providing accuracy, reliability, and efficiency to let you focus on what you do best. That same team is now the Precision Measurement Group at Cross. Learn more.

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Did you know… Cross Company is an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). Our ESOP started in 1979 and as of 2006, we are 100% employee-owned! Learn more about our ESOP and how that benefits both team members and our customers.
Did you know... the precision measurement group at Cross was founded in 1939 by our current CEO's grandfather, Jim King. That's a whole lot of calibration!
Did you know... A fingerprint weighs about 50 micrograms. We know, we weighed it! The residue left from a finger can actually make a difference in weight results which is why we wear gloves when we calibrate weights. For reference, a sheet of paper is about 4.5 grams, that’s 4.5 million micrograms.
Did you know… Cross Company has grown significantly since our start in 1954. Over the years we've acquired 26 companies! Today, our five groups have expertise in everything from industrial automation to precision measurement, and industry knowledge going all the way back to 1939.