Dimensional calibration, sometimes referred to as “hard gauging” calibration, is essential to almost all industries, especially manufacturing. These gauges and hand tools are often used on a daily basis and their results are depended upon to ensure quality and safety. Due to the frequency of use and demands placed on these tools, it is highly recommended that they be placed on a semi-annual or annual calibration interval.
PCS uses a state of the art Pratt & Whitney Universal Supermicrometer which is a highly precise (accurate to 10 microinches) and versatile measuring instrument used to calibrate hard gauges such as pin gages, plug gauges, ring gauges, and thread plug gauges (Click to learn more). In Addition to pins, plugs rings and threads, The Pratt & Whitney is also used to calibrate 1-2-3 blocks, ball gauges, length standards, ID micrometers, dial indicators, digital indicators, test indicators, snap gauges, feeler gauges and thickness gauges.
Superior gage masters are used to calibrate a wide range of gauges and measuring hand tools. Gage blocks are a primary part of our procedures for calipers, micrometers, bore gauges, depth gauges and height gauges. Depending on the size or type of the gauge we may also incorporate the caliper master, micrometer master, height master or master length standards to provide results throughout the measuring range. Tape measure and steel rule calibration is achieved by comparison to our master length standards and master steel rules. Precision levels, protractors and steel squares are calibrated in a similar way by comparison to our master level, master protractor and gauge or angle blocks.
Our mechanical calibration capabilities include many different instruments such as Hardness testers, Tachometers, Coating thickness meters, thickness meters, and much more. One of the most widely used pieces of equipment in this field of calibration is the Hardness tester. Hardness testing provides critical material performance information and insight to the durability, strength, flexibility and capabilities of a variety of component types from raw materials to prepared specimens and finished goods. Hardness testing is widely used in a multitude of industries and plays a particular significance in structural, automotive, aerospace and many other forms of manufacturing.PCS has the capability to calibrate Rockwell, Knoop, Vickers and Brinell hardness with hardness block reference standards and Brinell scope lab masters. We also have the capability to calibrate Brinell scopes using our glass scale lab master.
Through experience and reputable resources we have successfully added the instruments above to an on-going list of additional services. PCS continuously builds upon its calibration capabilities by researching new ways to apply our multifunctional test equipment. If you do not see your equipment listed here, please contact us to discuss your specific needs.
At PCS, we provide on-site calibration services to customers located in Tennessee, Virginia, Alabama or Kentucky. If your facility is near one of the following locations, we can perform your required Dimensional and Mechanical calibration services on-site:
Johnson City, TN
Bowling Green, KY
All calibrations are NIST, (National Institute of Standard and Technology) traceable and include “long form” calibration certificates with as-found/as-left data. ISO/IEC-17025 accredited calibration is available upon request. We also offer a web based calibration interface, “e-certificates” that gives you access to electronic copies of your calibration certificates which can be viewed and printed at your convenience. Standard turnaround time is 48 hours.
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"Our CAP auditors, who always inspect us thoroughly, were very impressed with the pipette calibrations performed by PCS."
"Thanks for the support when issues pop up at our plant. Having calibrated items available at a moments notice prevents a show stopper for customers!"
“PCS’s Calibration Program Management has made keeping our tools and gauge calibration up to date a snap!”
"PCS handles a large portion of our outside calibrations. They always provide a quick turnaround for anything we send them"
"We have been using PCS to calibrate our equipment since 2012. Turnaround time has always been around 24 hrs!!"
"Being partnered with PCS is an absolute pleasure. Turnaround times are always fast and on schedule!"
"Precision Calibration has provided excellent service for all of our calibration needs and always provide an extremely fast turnaround!"