Testing and Measuring

Whether you need to measure dimensions or perform some sort of flaw detection on sheet, tube, or pipe, you'll find what you need in this technology area. It discusses measuring coordinates, diameters, and hardnesses; flaw detection using eddy current, ultrasonic, radiographic, and X-ray systems; and using a few other equipment types, such as vision systems and material composition analyzers.

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Criterion NDT names Dempsco as Midwest representative

March 24, 2015

Criterion NDT Inc., Auburn, Wash., a provider of eddy current application systems for NDT, has signed Dempsco Inc. as an authorized representative serving Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and western Pennsylvania. The Dayton, Ohio-based firm provides automation components and machinery used in...

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Mahr Federal’s Alex Tabenkin receives ASME 2014 Dedicated Service Award

March 20, 2015

Providence, R.I.-based Mahr Federal's Alexander N. Tabenkin has received the ASME 2014 Dedicated Service Award for Standardization and Testing. He was recognized for his outstanding service to the society, based on his contributions and dedication spanning more than 23 years in the field of surface...

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Hand-held spectrometers deliver on-site identification, elemental analysis

March 19, 2015

Spectro Analytical Instruments has introduced the Spectro xSort family of hand-held EDXRF spectrometers for on-site elemental analysis and spectrochemical testing in the plant or in challenging field locations. Each of the three available versions of the energy-dispersive, X-ray fluorescence...

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Coil processing flatness measurement and control system developed

March 13, 2015

IMS and Andritz Herr-Voss Stamco have partnered to develop a flatness measurement and control system for cut-to-length and multiblank operations. The Level Vision™ system helps optimize material flatness quality with limited operator involvement by using IMS optical technology in combination...

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Interface transmits rotary encoder position data using fiber optics

March 13, 2015

Leine & Linde’s XHI 801 and XHI 803 rotary encoders, distributed through Heidenhain, are available with Optolink to transmit encoder position data using fiber optics. The transmitter provides secure data transmission in harsh industrial environments where electrical noise and long cable lengths...

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Refractometers help ensure accurate coolant concentration

March 12, 2015

Eriez® HydroFlow® refractometers give users the ability to determine the concentration of metalworking coolants and cleaners, heat-treating fluids, water-based hydraulic fluids, and plating baths. The portable units require no batteries. They feature a large scale in 0 to 10 degrees Brix and...

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Perceptron acquires Coord3 Industries s.r.l

March 11, 2015

Perceptron Inc., Plymouth, Mich., has completed the acquisition of the CMM business of Coord3® Industries s.r.l. Coord3 is one of only two companies in the world that design and manufacture large gantry-style CMMs used to measure very large equipment such as aircraft wings, complete car bodies,...

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Updates made to shop floor CMM

March 11, 2015

Hexagon Metrology has introduced the updated 4.5.4 SF shop floor CMM. It now includes integrated workspace LED lighting to assist the operator in poor lighting conditions. The bolt-hole pattern in the CMM's granite base has been revised to accommodate a 300-mm kinematic plate for repeatable...

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Length gauge line expanded

March 11, 2015

Heidenhain has expanded its length gauge line with new variants of its Specto and Acanto gauges. The pencil probe-style Specto length gauge series offers versions with an improved force specification. Two new 1-Vpp, 12-mm stroke length variants of the gauge are available for lower-force...

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3-D imaging system calculates package dimensions

March 10, 2015

Rice Lake Weighing Systems and Postea Group Inc. have partnered to develop and manufacture the QubeVu® 3-D imaging system. Postea Group Inc. will continue to engineer and develop the technology, while Rice Lake Weighing Systems will manufacture the product and distribute it through its dealer...

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Crane scale helps protect lift operators

March 9, 2015

Industrial Magnetics Inc. has introduced the WeighPlus™ crane scale, a programmable device that warns operators if they are lifting an overload, thereby protecting them from an unsafe lifting situation. Before lifting, the weigh scale's working load limit (WLL) is set to match the rating on...

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UV-A LED panel flood lamps suitable for NDT inspection

March 9, 2015

Spectronics Corp. offers the PowerMAX™ 365 series UV-A LED flood lamps. Each lamp features a panel of 16 UV-A (365-nm) LEDs engineered for NDT applications. These stationary light sources can be installed overhead or inline and can be connected together to provide a wider coverage area. The...

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Portable, hand-held surface gauge offers simplified calibration verification

March 5, 2015

Mahr Federal has introduced the Pocket Surf® IV portable surface-finish gauge. A new feature allows for the display of Ra, Rz, and Rmax values at a glance with only one measurement stroke. The single-button calibration process does not require additional tools. The company’s MarConnect...

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Merit Capital Partners and 24/6 Capital Partners acquire NDT company

March 3, 2015

Merit Capital Partners and 24/6 Capital Partners have announced the acquisition of Tulsa Gamma Ray and Texas Gamma Ray (TGR). The business, based in Houston, now operates under the name TGR Industrial Services. Industry veteran Matt Sisson has been named CEO of TGR, and Tom Crews has been named...

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Power/energy meter measures lasers up to 120 kW

February 24, 2015

Ophir Photonics has introduced the 120K-W laser power meter. According to the company, the meter is the only commercial sensor for measuring 120-kW lasers. It is designed for heavy-duty applications, such as deep-penetration welding, drilling, and cutting large products in the field; metal forming;...

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