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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Consortium for Large-scale Manufacturing to be held Oct. 26-27

September 29, 2016

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS), Weatherford, Texas, has announced that the fourth working meeting of the PrecisionPath Consortium for Large-scale Manufacturing will be held Oct. 26-27, 2016, at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte. The meeting will serve as a focus group workshop,...

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Multi-LED, broad-beam UV-A lamp meets NDT inspection requirements

September 27, 2016

The Spectroline® TRITAN™ 365 series multi-LED, broad-beam UV-A (365-nm) lamp is designed for a variety of NDT applications. Each lamp features three ultrahigh-flux UV-A LEDs for NDT inspection, plus a white-light LED to illuminate dark work areas. A rubber bumper with a Borofloat® glass lens...

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Automated measurement workcell delivers four pillars of automation in one system

September 26, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence has introduced the 360º Flexible Measurement Cell. According to the company, this is the first automated measurement workcell to deliver the four pillars of automation—flexibility, footprint, throughput, and performance—seamlessly in one system. The workcell is...

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Quality inspection system introduced

September 20, 2016

Heidenhain has launched the new Quadra-Chek 3000 evaluation electronics system. It is operated via its capacitive touchscreen that is suitable for multitouch and gesturing. The user can adjust the sensitivity for operation while wearing laboratory gloves. The chemically hardened front glass is...

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Primetals to supply surface inspection system to Nucor Steel Berkeley

September 15, 2016

London-based Primetals Technologies has received an order from Nucor Steel Berkeley for an SIAS® surface inspection system for its hot strip mill in Huger, S.C. The system will check the surface quality of the hot strip after the finishing mill on the top side and before the down coiler on the...

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Hydrostatic pipe machine to test beyond the standard API grades

September 8, 2016

Fives has installed a hydrostatic pipe tester at the Vallourec plant in Düsseldorf-Rath, Germany. Pipe testing machines at tube plants are designed to help reduce delays on the finishing floor during the testing phase. The test hold time is varied to suit the specific standard to which the pipe is...

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Borescopes speed up tube and pipe inspection

September 7, 2016

Gradient Lens Corp. has introduced the Hawkeye® V2 articulating video borescope. The portable unit displays high-quality inspection images on portable or desktop video monitors and laptop or desktop computers. Those images can be saved, documented, and emailed. The borescope performs fast visual...

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Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence North America receives Innovation in Manufacturing Award

September 6, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence North America, North Kingstown, R.I., has received the 2016 Innovation in Manufacturing Award from Providence Business News (PBN). Winners in 10 categories were selected for having a new product or process that makes a significant impact on the marketplace or enterprise....

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Length gauges offer accuracy for in-process measurement

August 18, 2016

Heidenhain has introduced the +/- 1-µm accurate Acanto 1217 and 1218 length gauges. When the gauges are paired with the proprietary bidirectional serial interface EnDat 2.2, operators can monitor gauges being used in production and detect failures before they occur. Along with built-in error...

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Zumbach Electronics equips Štore Steel d.o.o. with profile measuring system

August 12, 2016

Zumbach Electronics of Switzerland has won a contract from Štore Steel d.o.o. in Slovenia for a PROFILEMASTER® SPS 400-S4, an in-line profile measuring system based on laser light section technique and machine vision. The system, to be integrated into a hot rolling mill, is equipped with...

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Micom expands corrosion testing laboratory

August 8, 2016

Micom Laboratories Inc., Dorval, Que., has purchased an additional Q-Fog CCT 1100 salt spray fog corrosion tester to accommodate an increasing demand for corrosion tests and accelerated aging tests using simulated, real-world atmospheric conditions. The company uses ASTM B117 and ASTM G-85 as...

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Met-L-Flo adds 3-D scanning arm to Illinois facility

August 8, 2016

Met-L-Flo Inc., a provider of 3-D printing, additive manufacturing, and bridge tooling, has added a Romer 3-D scanning arm to its facility in Sugar Grove, Ill. The scanning device can measure any type of part with minimal alterations, regardless of the material or shape. The touch probe...

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Ultrasonic tester inspects tube weld zones online during continuous production

August 8, 2016

Designed to test for longitudinally oriented defects typical of the ERW process, Magnetic Analysis Corp.’s Echomac® WLD ultrasonic testing system has new operating conveniences for inspecting tube weld zones online during continuous production. The system typically comprises four channels...

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Touch probe universally replaces touch probes after collisions

July 29, 2016

Heidenhain offers the TS 642, a universal replacement for the touch probes of the TS 6xx series in case of a collision. The original transceiver can remain in the machine, and all the original cables can be used. Styluses also are compatible. After an exchange, the existing taper shank can...

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AIMS receives $100,000 grant to develop vision/image recognition technology for CMMs

July 21, 2016

AIMS Metrology, Dayton, Ohio, in collaboration with Fastlane (an Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership affiliate of the University of Dayton Research Institute) and SK Mold and Tool, has been awarded a $100,000 grant to develop new vision and image recognition technology for its CMMs. The...

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