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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Ultrasonic flaw detector handles weld inspection to corrosion monitoring

April 20, 2015

GE Measurement & Control offers the new Krautkramer USM Vision+ ultrasonic flaw detector, which can be operated in both conventional and phased-array modes. With fast, intuitive access to all relevant ultrasonic parameters, the unit can be used for applications from weld inspection to corrosion...

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Mettler Toledo wins Weighing Review award

April 14, 2015

Mettler Toledo, a supplier of precision weighing instruments and services based in Greifensee, Switzerland, has been named “Best Weighing Company” and “Best Laboratory Scale/Balance” in the second annual Weighing Review Reader’s Choice Awards. The online poll included a field of 32...

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Metrology products combine scanning sensor with collaborative robot technology

April 13, 2015

Perceptron has introduced the AUTOSCAN® COLLABORATE-GAGE™ and AUTOSCAN COLLABORATIVE-CMM™ metrology systems, combining the Helix smart sensor, VECTOR® analysis software, and collaborative robot technology. The collaborative robot is designed to allow direct interaction with a production...

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Hybrid CMM equipped with laser line scanner, touch probe

April 8, 2015

Perceptron Inc. offers the small-footprint COORD3 BENCHMARK™ CMM for small and medium-size part inspection. Its half-gantry advanced alloy design places its X and Y axes at the same level for increased rigidity and thermal stability. The open structure is suitable for the inspection of...

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System calibrates camera pixel size in vision systems

April 8, 2015

Heidenhain Corp. offers the Magnification Checker tool to help machine vision users qualify the pixel size of any camera type. Originally produced by Acu-Rite (now a Heidenhain brand), the unit features variably sized artifacts imprinted on its glass surface to allow users to view the images...

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Ultrasonic flaw detector features intuitive user interface

April 6, 2015

Olympus has introduced the Epoch 650 digital ultrasonic flaw detector. The portable unit features an intuitive user interface for use by novice and experienced users. Available in two hardware configurations, the compact unit offers the choice to adjust parameters with a knob or with a...

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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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