Based at Atlas Copco’s UK headquarters in Hemel Hempstead, the accredited laboratory enables calibration of its customers’ tools and torque measurement equipment to ISO 17025, the highest standard of instrument verification available.

UKAS accreditation covers BS7882 for torque measurement device and ISO 6789 for hand held tools.The Atlas Copco calibration laboratory can provide fast turnaround equipment adjustment and a repair service to minimise cost and downtime.

This level of measurement and traceability assurance is a key asset to manufacturers, helping them to continually improve production quality and efficiency by minimising the risk of rework, warranty claims and recall costs, as well as reducing the potential for reputational damage.

Calibration work is undertaken in a temperature and humidity controlled environment by approved technicians. The new laboratory expands Atlas Copco’s tool and service portfolio by providing a single point of contact for calibration of its own and third-party measuring equipment to the ISO 17025 standard.

Commenting on the opening of the calibration laboratory, Csongor Tomos, Business Line Manager for Service at Atlas Copco Tools & Industrial Assembly Solutions, said:

“Accredited calibration of measuring equipment used in manufacturing answers the fundamental question of ‘Who is checking the checker?’ and is the first crucial step in ensuring quality in production.Our new UKAS accredited calibration laboratory reflects our customer-driven focus, as it enables us to provide fast turnaround equipment adjustment and repairs to minimise cost and downtime.”