Latest calibration service focuses on force transducers

HBM is offering a new simplified DAkkS accredited service designed to reduce time and cost for the calibration of force transducers used either for industrial measurement technology to monitor production or those utilised in test benches for research and development.

The calibration service provides very high accuracy with measurement uncertainty ranging from 0.005% to 0.02% of the actual value. In addition the calibration service covers a range from 2.5 N to 5 MN for tensile and compressive force; this is the largest range available through DAkkS. The reference standards used are regularly verified by comparison measurements with the PTB (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, the German Metrology Institute).

Quality processes increasingly include requirements for calibration certificates verifying accredited calibration processes. The new service from HBM ensures that audits can be reliably passed. Every calibrated transducer is authenticated with a certificate that automatically provides proof of traceability. The certificate also includes a statement of measurement uncertainty and conformity to ensure ease in passing audits

HBM’s primary focus has always been on safety and precision. Personnel are highly experienced and competent while HBM’s DAkkS calibration laboratory was the first to be accredited in Germany in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 (at the time part of the DKD, the German Calibration Service).


Founded in Germany in 1950, HBM is today the technology and market leader in the field of test and measurement. HBM’s product range comprises solutions for the entire measurement chain, from virtual to physical testing. The company has production facilities in Germany, USA and China and is represented in over 80 countries worldwide. 

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