Calibration Services


VWR, the preferred vendor for laboratory supplies, offers calibration and cleaning for laboratory equipment.

  • Pipettes
  • Temperature instruments
  • Timers and stopwatches
  • Humidity and pressure instruments

Calibration and cleaning is performed on a bi-monthly basis. Please contact VWR representative Amy Van Arsdale at 847-274-9152 or for more information.

If you have an item that is too large to drop off, stop by the stockroom and pick up a repair form. A repairperson will schedule an appointment to clean and calibrate it in your lab.


Mettler-Toledo holds quarterly Balance Calibration Weeks. Visit the Lab News page for more information.

If your lab has balances, scales, or pH meters, they can be maintained through Mettler-Toledo's calibration program.

Program Services:

  • Annual or Bi-Annual Preventative Maintenance
    Preventative maintenance includes balance cleaning, calibration, adjustments and minor repairs. Service is billed at $75/unit. Any additional parts required for non-routine repairs are discounted 20%. This work will be billed to your department/school chart string.
  • Emergency Calibration
    Emergencies due to circumstances that go beyond warranty and guaranteed work are billed at the Preventative Maintenance Service Program Rate of $150/hour (as well as $144/hr for travel time). This work will be billed by invoice directly to the department/school.

For annual or bi-annual preventative maintenance, labs will be billed to their department/school chart string. A purchase order is not necessary. If charging to a sponsored program, verify that account code 75450 is open.

For emergency calibration, invoices will be sent directly to the department/school.

Fill out the Mettler-Toledo Balance Calibration Request Form.

Our next Calibration Week will be held August 3-7, 2015. Download and print our flyer to distribute and post in your department:
Color | B&W