Welcome to Sercal Calibrations and Service

Sercal Materials Testing Machines Services Limited was established in the UK over twenty-five years ago to provide dedicated testing machine service and calibration support to all industrial sectors including aerospace, automotive, marine, construction, metals, polymers as well as education and research.

Sercal can service, upgrade, relocate and repair materials testing machines from a wide range of suppliers, and as a fully accredited UKAS calibration laboratory, can calibrate your equipment to your requirements.

We supply spares and can recondition or upgrade older equipment, all with our legendary friendly expert technical advice.

As part of the ZwickRoell group of companies we can call on our network to provide you with a complete service at industry competitive prices, so if you are involved in materials testing, we can certainly be of service to you, contact us now for more information.


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Today concrete components are manufactured in a wide range of shapes and dimensions. It is becoming more common to test whole components rather than just small samples as this can give a truer picture of how the component will act in situ. The ability to do this is is possible in part to the range of testing equipment and jigs which are available.

Concrete is strong in compression but weak in tension. When tensile loads are applied, concrete undergoes fracture easily. This is because aggregates (in the form of crushed rock gravel or stone) in concrete are capable of taking compressive stress,but during tensile loading cracks will form which separate the cement particles holding the aggregates together. These cracks will propagate under further compression and tension, leading to failure. This problem is usually resolved by the introduction of reinforcing components such as metal bars,ceramic and plastics fibres which act as a “skeleton” and are capable of holding aggregates togetther under tensile loading.

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Sercal has many years experience in this field, and along with our sister company Toni Technik we can supply, maintain, calibrate, relocate and upgrade any of your equipment, from all manufacturers.

As with all testing equipment, it is important that regular maintenance and traceable calibration is undertaken as part of your quality regime. Sercal can provide these services and a wealth of experience to help you develop and maintain your lab and it's equipment.

Are you testing concrete or other building components like brick, block or precast components? Contact us now to discuss how we can be of service to you.