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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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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Noncontact vision probe introduced

July 20, 2016

Renishaw has introduced the RVP vision measurement probe for use with its REVO 5-axis measurement system on coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). The probe increases the system’s multisensory capability by adding noncontact inspection to its existing touch-trigger, high-speed tactile scanning and...

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Coordinate Metrology Society to host "Discover Metrology Days" at 2016 CMSC

July 13, 2016

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) has announced it will host "Discover Metrology Days" during the 32nd annual Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC), July 25–29, at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The open house is designed to generate interest in the field of...

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Optical sensor uses laser light to measure distances

June 30, 2016

Siko GmbH has introduced the LT5000 optical sensor for measuring distances of up to 16.4 ft. It works with a laser light based on time-of-flight technology. The distance is determined by a pulsating laser light emitted from the sensor head and reflected back from the object at the distance...

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Blue-light LED optical scanner delivers fast data capture rate

June 24, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence has introduced the Blaze 600M, a new noncontact optical measurement system. The flexible, manually operated scanner provides fast 3-D data acquisition for measurement, inspection, product development, line tuning, and reverse engineering. The scanner is suitable for...

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Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence presents award to GE Aviation

June 23, 2016

North Kingstown, R.I.-based metrology equipment provider Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence has named customer GE Aviation as an honoree in the Hexagon Shaping Smart Change Recognition Program, which recognizes customer excellence in visionary practices, global leadership, partnership, and innovation....

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Scanning probes accept long styli for flexibility

June 21, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence has released the HP-S-X1 series of compact probes for 3-D CMM tactile scanning. The line features a new bearing system for improved joint repeatability and accepts longer horizontal styli for greater flexibility. Operators do not need to change modules to address...

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Rigaku LIBS analyzer achieves MIL-STD-810G certification

June 10, 2016

Rigaku Analytical Devices, a provider of hand-held and portable spectroscopic analyzers in Wilmington, Mass., has announced that its hand-held laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) analyzer, KT-100™ Katana™, has been certified to MIL-STD-810G and given an IP54 rating for use in wet...

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Mitutoyo announces grand opening of renovated M3 Solution Center in California

June 10, 2016

Mitutoyo America Corp., based in Aurora, Ill., has announced the grand opening of the newly renovated M3 Solution Center in City of Industry, Calif. This nearly 35,500-sq.-ft. facility offers product demonstrations, assistance with application challenges and metrology equipment, and product and...

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