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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Passivation app allows technicians to chart stainless steel oxidation levels

July 22, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies offers the SURFOX™ Smart Passivation Tester, a component of its electrochemical cleaning system that analyzes passivation levels in stainless steel. The tool includes a cloud-based app, managed via smartphone, that measures chemical levels to determine the degree of...

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Electronic surface thermometer reads temps without constant calibration

July 20, 2015

LA-CO Industries Inc. has introduced the Tempil Estik® electronic surface thermometer for temperature-monitoring applications. It eliminates the need to carry multiple temperature indicators. The unit directly touches the surface of the materials being inspected. The digital readout instantly...

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Aicon 3D Systems marks 25 years in business

July 17, 2015

Aicon 3D Systems GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany, marks its 25th anniversary in 2015. The firm develops, manufactures, and supplies 3-D metrology for various applications. Founded in 1990, the company was a spinoff from Volkswagen Research and Technical University Braunschweig. After starting in...

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Compact balances offer weighing flexibility in tight spaces

July 16, 2015

Mettler Toledo has launched the ML-T line of compact, battery-operated balances. They combine larger-than-average weighing pans with a small footprint for use in day-to-day weighing in almost any manufacturing environment. A standard weigh-in guide and large, color touchscreen with...

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Videoscope handles diverse inspection environments

July 14, 2015

Olympus has introduced the series C industrial videoscope. According to the manufacturer, the compact, portable instrument delivers high-quality still images and videos and high durability for use in diverse inspection environments. The videoscope features eight brightness settings, glare...

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Miniature rotary encoder made for tight spaces

July 2, 2015

Numerik Jena’s Kit R rotary optical encoder, available from Heidenhain Corp., is suitable for motion feedback applications in which installation space is limited. The scanning unit has a very low height profile of only 0.14 in. The lightweight aluminum graduation carrier disk is 0.02 in. thick....

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Spectrometers designed for R&D, process/quality control applications

July 2, 2015

Spectro Analytical Instruments has introduced two Spectrolab arc/spark optical emission spectrometers for metal analysis. They deliver ultrahigh-speed measurement, ultralow limits of detection, elemental flexibility, and stability for metals industry R&D and process/quality control applications....

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CMS, UNC Charlotte receive NIST AMTech grant

June 24, 2015

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) and University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) have received an Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department. The grant is...

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CCAT announces $1.67 million contract with U.S. Air Force

June 24, 2015

The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT), East Hartford, Conn., has announced a $1.67 million contract with the U.S. Air Force. The contract, which is being awarded by the Air Force Research Laboratory, provides funds for applied research on noncontact metrology technologies used...

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Optical profiler measures surface topography in 3-D

June 23, 2015

Zygo Corp. has introduced the ZeGage™ Plus optical profiler for the 3-D measurement of surface topography and roughness. It uses the company’s proprietary Mx™ software for enhanced data visualization and quantification of step heights, texture, and volumetric applications. The software...

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XRF spectrometer delivers fast results for at-line analysis

June 23, 2015

Spectro Analytical Instruments has introduced the portable Spectroscout X-ray fluorescence spectrometer for elemental composition monitoring and quality control testing in at-line analysis. The compact unit delivers audit-traceable results directly from the manufacturing floor. It measures...

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Purging monitor displays welding oxygen readings down to 10 PPM

June 23, 2015

Developed for the process industries, the portable PurgEye® 200 Weld Purge Monitor® from Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® is designed to meet the needs of welding specifications requiring oxygen levels down to 10 PPM. The hand-held, rechargeable, battery-driven monitor is waterproof and...

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Laboratory Testing adds customer service rep

June 18, 2015

Laboratory Testing Inc., an accredited, independent testing laboratory in Hatfield, Pa., has named John Malack as a customer service representative. He has 20 years of related experience, including previous employment with customers of LTI in the steel tubing and fastener fields. Malack most...

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Laboratory Testing X-ray inspection coordinator earns AWS CWI designation

June 15, 2015

Laboratory Testing Inc., Hatfield, Pa., has announced that Kevin Hockings, X-ray inspection coordinator, has been certified by the AWS as a certified welding inspector (CWI). The certification enables him to perform weld inspections and related activities as described by AWS D1.1, which applies...

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Software interface automates positioning system for length measurement

June 15, 2015

TigerStop offers TigerTouch software for fully automated material processing. The software couples with the TigerStop positioning system for length measurement on cutoff, punching, boring, and machining equipment. The software provides a visual representation of the material process, allowing...

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