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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Hexagon Metrology becomes Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

November 13, 2015

Hexagon Metrology has rebranded to become Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. The name change comes after recent acquisitions, including the CAD/CAM specialist Vero Software and SPC expert Q-DAS, have expanded the business from its original position as a provider of measurement equipment....

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EMAT instrument upgraded with hardware, software

November 3, 2015

Innerspec offers a hardware and software upgrade for its PowerBox H high-power, portable electromagnetic acoustic transducer (EMAT) instrument to improve its medium-range UT (MRUT) application. The MRUT technique uses guided waves with a typical inspection range between 4 and 200 in. to detect...

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Spectro opens application and demonstration lab in California

October 29, 2015

Spectro Analytical Instruments Inc. has opened an application and demonstration laboratory in Irvine, Calif. It features the company’s instrumentation and technology for elemental analysis, including inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES), X-ray fluorescence (XRF)...

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Aicon becomes partner of Tube Innovation Days

October 22, 2015

Aicon 3D Systems, Braunschweig, Germany, a manufacturer of optical tube measurement systems, has announced it has joined Tube Innovation Days, a network of 11 Germany-based partner companies in the tube manufacturing and processing industries. The partnering companies—Dreistern, TRUMPF,...

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Multi-LED, broad-beam UV-A lamps meet NDT inspection requirements

October 14, 2015

Spectronics Corp. offers Spectroline® TRITAN™ 365 series multi-LED, broad-beam UV-A (365-nm) lamps for NDT inspection. Each lamp features three UV-A LEDs for inspection and a white-light LED to illuminate dark work areas. A rubber bumper with a Borofloat® glass lens protects the LEDs from...

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IMS Systems names sales engineer

October 12, 2015

IMS Systems Inc., a Mars, Pa.-based manufacturer of X-ray, isotope, and optical measuring systems for hot mills, cold mills, and service centers, has hired Steve Devorich as a sales engineer. He is responsible for developing new business opportunities in the cold sheet production sector throughout...

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Automated, robotic, 3-D scanning introduced

October 8, 2015

Perceptron Inc. has launched the patent-pending AutoScan® Collaborative RoboGauge, a fully automated, robotic, 3-D scanner for dimensional measurement and gauging applications on the manufacturing floor. The unit combines traditional industrial FANUC® robot technology and Perceptron’s...

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CMM software inspects 3-D CAD models, physical parts

October 6, 2015

Nikon Metrology has introduced CMM-Manager 3.5 software for its iNexiv vision measuring equipment. It works with vision measuring, autofocus laser scanning, rotary indexing, and touch probing to provide a 3-D, multisensor system for both physical products and 3-D CAD models. The software can...

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XRF analyzer designed to simplify metal chemistry analysis

October 5, 2015

Thermo Scientific offers the Niton XL5 analyzer, designed for assessing the chemical composition of metals. According to the company, it is the smallest, lightest-weight XRF alloy analyzer on the market. Weighing 2.8 lbs., the analyzer enables operators to access difficult-to-reach areas and...

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Compact CMM offers new integration options

October 1, 2015

Hexagon Metrology has announced new options for the latest version of its Tigo SF shop floor CMM that enable simple integration into fully automated inline or near-the-line inspection cells or into a complete production/inspection setup. With a measurement volume of 19.69 by 22.83 by 19.69 in....

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Shop-hardened CMM developed for demanding gauging applications

September 24, 2015

The new Flexible Intelligent GAuge (FIGA) from Coord3 features a one-piece symmetrical design using CNC machine tool technology. Developed for the production shop, it will perform most demanding production gauging applications, the company states. In a minimal footprint, the gauge offers...

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Dual-axis inclinometers offer high-resolution leveling, tilt measuring

September 22, 2015

Advanced Orientation Systems Inc. (AOSI) has released its newest line of EZ-Level-Pro tilt measurement instruments. The dual-axis inclinometers are suitable for high-resolution industrial and QC applications, allowing users to perform leveling and tilt measurement tasks with resolutions as high as...

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IMS providing tube gauges to Tenaris seamless tube mill

September 16, 2015

IMS, a Mars, Pa.-based manufacturer of X-ray, isotope, and optical measuring systems for hot and cold mills and service centers, has received an order from Tenaris to supply tube measuring gauges for the company’s new tube mill in Bay City, Texas. The seamless pipe mill will have the capacity to...

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Alloy analyzers identify light elements in metal, alloy applications

September 16, 2015

Rigaku Analytical Devices has introduced Katana™, a hand-held, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) analyzer. It offers on-the-spot identification of difficult alloys, including aluminum grades. The unit delivers results with QuickID™ software in less than 2 sec., according to the...

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CMM withstands harsh environments

September 11, 2015

Keyence offers the XM series CMM. It can be installed in any environment and allows any operator to perform intuitive 3-D measurements with high accuracy, says the company. Measurements are made using an on-screen, interactive visual guide and touch probe. The unit does not require any...

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