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Material testing for stationary measuring tasks

Material testing for stationary measuring tasks

Material testing for stationary measuring tasks

Material testing for stationary measuring tasks

Material testing for stationary measuring tasks

Material testing for stationary measuring tasks

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Material testing

Material testing covers different testing procedures, due to which the behavior and the material data cluster of standardized material samples (material analytics) or completed construction parts (construction parts inspection) can be determined under mechanic, thermal or chemical stress. Therefore a material is to be tested on its purity, accuracy and load capacity. In accordance with that, established testing procedures are to divide into two categories: destructive and non-destructive material testing. Tests that are directed towards estimating the life-time of products and materials are also counted to fields of material testing. The material testing gauges are delivered after being tested and can be even equipped with an ISO calibration certificate, if optionally demanded, either for the initial order or as rotational re-calibration (e.g. annually). The following table shows the different product groups in fields of material testing. For further information about material inspection, please read the following technical data or call our Hotline: UK customers +44(0) 23 809 870 30 / US customers (561) 320-9162. You can also reach us through our contact form. Our engineers and technicians will gladly advise you regarding material inspection or any product in areas of regulation and control or scales and balances.

Material testing for wood and metalMaterial testing for paper and platicmaterial testing for plastic and paper

 Material testing for liquids  Material testing for rubber  Material testing for wood
Material testing for liquids Material testing for rubber Material testing for wood
 Material testing for plastic   Material testing for foods  Material testing for metal
Material testing for wood Material testing for foods Material testing for metal
 Material testing for paper  Material testing for foam  Material testing for textiles
Material testing for paper Material testing for foam Material testing for textiles

Using video with a Material tester

That video about material testing shows evidently how a force gauge is applied with a test stand in a laboratory. Therefore a wire is tested and inspected on its material durability. The wire is pulled as long as the upper tensile yield point is not reached and the wire does not rupture. That is especially for the metal-working industry an important quality criterion. 

Info and common links:

DKD: The "Deutscher Kalibrierdienst" is a union of metrological laboratories that own an accreditation for particular measurement categories. Those exhibit a metrological competence. A DKD- accredited laboratory has the right to provide internationally recognized calibration certificate for metrology/ gauges. The DKD certificates are valid in many countries around the world, e.g. within the whole European Union.
More information to find under measuring technology-DKD.

DKD certificate: Calibration certificate, which is exactly accurate to the regulations of DKD in its structure and content. It contains the description of the metrological technique and the test object combined with measuring results and the deviation. Measurement devices with DKD certificates are considered calibrated working standard.

Calibration: Official diagnosis about whether the metrology is in accordance to error margins for calibration. More information: Metrology of the PTB

Accuracy: The manifestation of metrology is very diverse. Independent from one another a characterization according to construction and function can be defined. Furthermore measuring techniques are divided according to their characteristics like accuracy and limit load.

Gift ideas: Our metrological equipment is ideal as a present for ambitioned technicians. A selection of most demanded devices are to find here: Gifts and gift ideas / Christmas gifts.

Calibration of device in fields of metrology: Testing accuracy of the indicators of measuring gauges, inspection devices, test meters or measuring arrangements without intervening the metrological system. Or: Determining the systematic deviation of the display from the true value of indicator.  Visit one of our calibration partners for metrology.

Calibration certificate: Documents the metrological characteristics of the respective metrology as well as traceability to national standards.

Calibration interval: In order to perform lasting correct material tests the used metrology has to be monitored in frequent intervals and to be calibrated. That time period correlates with the calibration interval. There is no general rule about when to re-calibrate devices. Important points for determining the interval are:

  • Indicator and admissible tolerance band 

  • Strain of measuring technique

  • Frequency of application

  • Surrounding conditions

  • Stability of past calibration

  • Demanded accuracy of measuring technique

  • Determination of quality assurance systems in the companies

That means that all in all, the interval between two calibrations 
has to be appointed and monitored by the operator himself

Measuring accuracy: Deviation of display of measuring technique from true value.

Factory-provided calibration certificate: Those certificates are made with perpendiculars that underlie the monitoring of inspection equipment; the tractability of the used perpendicular is secured by regular monitoring of the inspection equipment. The measuring technique is then to be adjusted due to intra-company inspection and calibration installations.

Guidelines: Please review the external link on regulations regarding metrology

Further links regarding metrology:

The following video demonstrates how development, innovation and technical support is provided for our customers. For further information, please read the following technical data or call our Hotline: UK customers +44(0) 23 809 870 30 / US customers (561) 320-9162. You can also reach us through our contact form. Our engineers and technicians will gladly advise you regarding any product in areas of regulation and control or scales and balances.

PCE instruments has tested its metrological equipment at the south pole. The task was to make sure our metrological equipment withstands extreme temperatures. Therefore minor modifications were made regarding the packing in order to achieve a better insulation and by that to achieve a micro climate inside the measuring equipment. Thanks to devices like ozone analyzers, water analyzing devices, UV meters or wind-meters, astronomical, geographical, ornithological and atmospheric experiments were performed with large success.

The Antarctic is a natural laboratory that keeps particular characteristics about the correlation between earth and solar system intact. This it is not worth mentioning that the Antarctic ice plays a major role regarding the estimation of different climatic changes (ice emerging) on the earth ground in the course of time (thanks to the micro air bubbles, that are captured in the different atmospheric layers). Defining the climate change is the mentioned greenhouse-effect (due to co2 emission) as well as a lack of ozone in higher atmospheric layers, which allows the transgression of UV radiation that is dangerous to life. That situation is provoked by a high and intensive industrialization during the past decades. Despite of that there were earlier changes and there will be always climate changes.

National and international fairs in 2012 regarding metrology:


● Januar

● 2012

● International CES Las Vegas

● März

● 2012

● ArabLab Dubai

● März

● 2012

Control Italy Parma

● März

● 2012

● Metromeet Bilbao

● März

● 2012

Ekotech Kielce

● April

● 2012

Food Industry Minsk

● April

● 2012

● Hannover Messe Hannover

● Mai

● 2012

Control Stuttgart

● Mai

● 2012

Til Kielce

● Mai

● 2012

● Plastpol Kielce

● Juni

● 2012

● Electro Techno Expo Moskau

● September

● 2012

● Control Tech Kielce

● November

● 2012

● Alarm Kielce

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Below you will find an overview of the different product groups of measuring instruments

Absolute Humidity Meters
Alert Meters
Air velocity meters
Analyzers (Colour)
Analyzers (Combustion)

Analyzers (Gas)
Analyzers (Lan)
Analyzers (Noise)
Analyzers (Oxygen)
Analyzers (Ozono)

Cable detectors (electrical)
Cameras (Infrared Thermal Imaging)
Capacitance Meters
Coating Thickness Meters
Chlorine Meters
Clamp Meters
Climate Meters
Colour Meters
Clamp Meters
Conductivity Meters
Contact Thermometers
Current detectors

Data Loggers
Differential Pressure Meters
Digital Multimeters
Detectors (Humidity, Radiation, Voltage)
Dose Meters (Noise)

Dust particle analyzers

Electric Tester
Flow Meters Air
Flow Meters Gas
Force Gauges (digital)
Function generators
Frequency Meters
Gas Detector
Handheld Tachometers
Hardness Meters
Humidity Testers (Building material)
Indicator Sound Level
Indicator (Humidity)
Instruments (Environmental)

Impedance bridges
Infrared Thermometers
Insulation Meters
Lan Network Testers
Laser Distance Meters
Laser level
Laser meters
Laser thermometers
LCR Meters
Length Meters
Light Meters
Lux Meters
Material Thickness Meters
Measurement Devices (Force)
Measuring Meters (Distance)
Measuring Wheels
Meters (Combustion, Distance, Earth,
Energy, Environmental, Gas, Gloss, Ground pH, PowerPressure, Radiation, Salt, Temperature)
Modular signal Converters
Moisture Indicator

Multi-Parameter Photometers
Noise Meters
Ohm Meters
Oxygen Meters
Ozone Meters
Paper Moisture Meters

Phase rotation meters
Photovoltanic meters
Pitot tube air flow meters
Pocket pH-meters
Power Analyzers
Pressure Gauges
Quality Meters (Air)
Radiation Counters
Radioactivity meters
Reader (Temperature)
Recorders Data
Redox Meters
Relative Humidity Meters
Resistance Testers
Rotation meters
Roughness tester
Rotation meters
Roughness tester
Sensor (Temperature)
Signal converters
Signal Level Analyzers
Single-parameter Photometers
Sound Level Meters
Systems for Environmental
Stethoscopes (electronic)
Surface Thickness Meters

Telescope Meters
Temperature Probes
Testers Air
Testers Conductivity
Testers Earth
Testers Insulation
Testers Noise
Testers pH
Testers paper
Testers Sound
Testers Temperature
Thermal stress
Thermal Imaging Cameras
Thickness Meters
Torque meters

Ultrasonic Flow Meters

VDE tester
Vibration Meters
Video endoscopes
Voltage meters
Weather Stations
Wood (humidity)

Below you will find an overview of the different product groups of scales and balances

 Accurate scales
 Analytical scales
 Animal scales

 Baby scales
 Basic scales

 Bench scales

 Cask scales
 Crane scales
 Compact scales
 Counting scales

 Density scales
 Dosing scales

 Electronic scales

 Floor scales
 Force meter

 Hanging scales

 Hook scales
 Hopper scales
 Household scales
 Humidity scales

 Industrial scales
 Inventory scales

 Jewellery scales

 Kitchen scales

 Laboratory scales
 Lifting scales
 Load cranes
 Load scales

 Mechanical scales
 Micro scales
 Moisture scales
 Multifunction scales

 Package scales
 Pallet truck scales
 Pallet scales
 Paper scales
 Pharmacy scales
 Piece counting scales
 Platform scales
 Pocket scales
 Postal scales

 Precision scales
 Probe cutter

 Retail scales

 Scales for analysis
 Scales for carat
 Scales for colleges
 Scales for dentistry
 Scales for gold
Scales for people
 Scales for school
 Scales for transit

 Scales for weighing pallets
 Scales with a support
 Scales with counter
 Scales with software
 Shipping scales
 Spring scales
 Surface scales

 Systems (Hanging)

 Tabletop scales
 Thermo scales
 Trade scales

 Vehicle scales
 Verifiable scales
 Veterinary scales

 Water resistant scales
 Weighing hooks
 Weighing platforms
Weighing scales
 Weight indicator