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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High-magnification measuring microscopes inspect metal parts

May 28, 2015

Titan Tool Supply Inc. has introduced the TM-8 and TM-10 high-magnification measuring microscopes with Vernier micrometer heads for inspection of electronic and semiconductor components, metal parts, and electrical strips. Both feature magnifications of 50X, 100X, and 200X with a 10X eyepiece,...

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3-D infrared scanner available as robotized system

May 14, 2015

Aimess offers the 3-D infrared scanner R3Dscan as an automated system with direct connection to industrial robots. It can be integrated into production lines to inspect dimension, shape, and position of objects in manufacturing cycles. The system is designed to inspect objects with transparent,...

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Green laser-line scanner performs on highly reflective materials

May 12, 2015

ScanR is the sixth generation of CMM laser scanners from Perceptron for scanning highly reflective and carbon-fiber parts. This green laser-line metrology scanner has wide coverage of color spectrum and reflectivity, improved material coverage, a thin laser line with high signal-to-noise ratio...

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Mitutoyo America opens M3 Solution Center in Massachusetts

May 7, 2015

Mitutoyo America Corp., Aurora, Ill., has opened a new M3 Solution Center in Marlborough, Mass. At the 7,600-sq.-ft. facility, visitors can schedule appointments for product demonstrations, gain assistance with application challenges and metrology systems, and attend product and educational...

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System measures midsize, long tubes

May 6, 2015

Aicon 3D Systems has introduced the TubeInspect P16 for the measurement of midsize and long tubes and wires. The system is equipped with 16 high-resolution cameras with GigE technology and a measurement area of 8.5 by 4.1 by 2.3 ft. Measuring results are provided in less than 10 sec. Tubes up...

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Laboratory Testing expands and renews Nadcap accreditation for materials testing

May 4, 2015

Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), Hatfield, Pa., has renewed and significantly expanded the scope of its Nadcap accreditation in materials testing for the aerospace industry. The lab has achieved accreditation for broader mechanical testing specimen preparation, metallurgical evaluation of welds,...

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Integrated camera aids accurate positioning for XRF analyzers

April 29, 2015

Thermo Scientific has added a high-performance integrated camera as a standard feature on its Niton XL2 and XL2 GOLDD X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers for elemental and alloy analysis. The camera allows users in industries such as aerospace, oil and gas, and transportation to identify the correct...

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Laser scanning sensor designed for automotive, aerospace measuring applications

April 27, 2015

Perceptron has introduced the Helix® 200HDR laser scanning sensor with an adjustable power range up to the maximum permitted for a Class 3R laser. The higher power allows for the inspection of complex aerospace machined parts and assemblies, including highly reflective metallic surfaces such as...

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Laser scanner upgraded for faster inspection

April 27, 2015

Hexagon Metrology has announced the release of the RS3 upgrade package for the Romer Absolute Arm with integrated laser scanner. The package doubles the scan rate of the previous RS2 integrated scanner, enabling users to inspect parts in about half the time. The integrated scanner delivers...

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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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