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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Reshoring to Kentucky in Balluff’s Global Production Plan

August 21, 2014

With the 2014 completion of Balluff's new customer support and training center in Florence, Ky., space is available for expansion in the company’s original location in Florence. The company will focus on local production of linear transducers and encoders. “By 2016 production hours in the...

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Multi-LED, broad-beam UV-A lamps aid in NDT inspection

August 19, 2014

Spectronics Corp. has introduced the Spectroline® TRITAN™ 365 series multi-LED, broad-beam UV-A lamps for NDT inspection. Each lamp features three ultrahigh-flux UV-A LEDs, as well as a white-light LED to illuminate dark work areas. A rubber bumper with a Borofloat® glass lens protects the LEDs...

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Hand-held oxygen monitor helps expedite purging

August 14, 2014

Aquasol’s Pro Ox® 100 digital, hand-held oxygen monitor is designed to expedite the purging process during high-purity welding applications, measuring up to 100 PPM (0.01 percent) oxygen resolution. The self-calibrating monitor is equipped with an internal pump that draws a sample from the...

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Breuckmann marks 25th anniversary

August 13, 2014

Breuckmann, located in Meersburg, Germany, celebrates its 25th year in business in 2014. The company, a provider of 3-D surface measurement systems, was acquired by Aicon 3D Systems GmbH in August 2012. he company’s products include portable CMMs, optical measuring technology for vehicle...

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Oxygen analyzer equipped with maintenance-free optical sensor

August 12, 2014

Orbitalum’s ORBmax digital oxygen analyzer that measures PPM levels in oxygen to provide oxidation-free welds is equipped with a maintenance-free optical sensor. An on-demand operational display feature changes from red to green to indicate when predetermined oxygen intensities have been...

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Camera-based measurement system sends waves of productivity through fabrication shop

July 31, 2014

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When Bob Burns, owner of Aero Bending Co., Palmdale, Calif., moved his company to a new and bigger location, he considered adding to the company’s fleet of benders. However, a number of bending machine operators often lined up to measure bent components, creating a bottleneck. Changing to an optical inspection system cleared this bottleneck.

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Newcomb Spring adds QC measurement system for stampings

July 31, 2014

Newcomb Spring Corp., Decatur, Ga., has added Keyence Instant Measurement systems at seven of its eight manufacturing plants for quality control inspections of its stampings, flat springs, and wire forms. The system will be added at the remaining plant in 2015. The system uses optical...

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Texture mapping module allows authentic color reproduction of 3-D data

July 30, 2014

Aicon 3D Systems offers an optional, add-on texture mapping module for Breuckmann Optocat2013R2 measuring and evaluation software. It captures and maps the color and pattern of a scanned object to its digital 3-D representation. Texture mapping works with the internal imagery of the scanning...

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Test system detects defects as small as 5 percent of tube wall

July 29, 2014

Magnetic Analysis Corp. has developed a 19.6-in. transverse/longitudinal flux leakage Rotoflux® test system for a new tube mill at an OCTG producer in Russia. It is designed to detect seams, laps, pits, scabs, rolling skins, cracks, weld line defects, and transverse and longitudinal defects as...

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Noncontact scanning probe designed for high accuracy

July 22, 2014

Hexagon Metrology has released the HP-O noncontact scanning probe for high-accuracy measurement and inspection applications. The probe delivers force-free measurement of blisks, blades, gear profiles, flank lines, and other potentially deformable parts without a loss of accuracy, reports the...

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Hexagon acquires Vero Software

July 21, 2014

Hexagon AB, a provider of design, measurement, and visualization technologies based in Stockholm, has acquired U.K.-based CAM software provider Vero Software. The acquisition strengthens Hexagon’s software offerings, providing the means to close the gap of making quality data fully actionable...

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Ningbo Xinyue Instrument fined for installing used Navitar lenses in new machines

July 21, 2014

The Ningbo Beilun District Bureau of Administration for Industry and Commerce (AIC), Zhejiang province, China, has issued an administrative punishment and imposed a fine of RMB 10,000 to Chinese metrology machine-maker Ningbo Xinyue Instrument Co. Ltd. for falsely advertising that its metrology...

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Laboratory Testing celebrates 30th anniversary

July 18, 2014

Laboratory Testing Inc., Hatfield, Pa., an accredited material testing and metrology lab, marks 30 years in business in 2014. The company originated as the NDT division of Carson Helicopter in 1976. In 1984 Robert (Bob) McVaugh Sr. purchased his partner’s share of Carson NDT, incorporated as...

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Video measuring microscope with image processing

July 16, 2014

Mahr Federal will feature the MarVision MM 320, a new video measuring microscope with image processing capability, at IMTS. Designed for the measurement and dimensioning of geometric elements, the unit incorporates an integrated CCD color camera with zoom lens, a 23-in. touchscreen PC with...

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External laser scanner features high-speed, 3-D point cloud capturing capabilities

July 7, 2014

Hexagon Metrology has introduced an external laser scanner for use with the new Romer Absolute Arm. The Hexagon Probe Laser 20.8 (HP-L-20.8), which replaces the CMS108 laser scanner, performs on complex surfaces and workpieces made of shiny materials such as machined, cast, stamped, and forged...

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