Testing and Measuring Products

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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Noncontact, nondestructive modular inspection systems monitor processes in real time

September 12, 2014

Noncontact and nondestructive modular inspection systems are available from plasmo LLC USA for quality assurance applications, with a focus on welding fabrication. The processobserver advanced is designed for process monitoring during welding, cutting, and laser drilling. It inspects and...

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X-ray fluorescence device measures PVD coating thickness

September 10, 2014

Fischer Technology Inc. offers the FISCHERSCOPE® X-RAY XDLM®237, an X-ray fluorescence device for NDT of PVD coating on saws, drills, and dies. The unit combines the high-intensity beam of a microfocus tube with a small aperture and large detector window. It features a 50-μm measurement spot...

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Universal robot sensor system provides 3-D part measurements

September 9, 2014

Servo-Robot has developed i-CUBE, a robot sensor system designed to be easily integrated with articulated robots and to provide 3-D, high-speed, high-precision part measurements. The system also allows remote HDR color viewing of the workpiece and tool area; process sound-emission monitoring;...

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Video borescope detects corrosion, blockages, and cracking

September 3, 2014

GE’s Measurement & Control business has introduced the GE Mentor Visual iQ VideoProbe™ video borescope with 3-D phase measurement and analysis and Wi-Fi connectivity. Designed for use in several industries, the borescope is equipped with a touchscreen interface, on-screen keyboard, and...

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Multi-LED, broad-beam UV-A lamps aid in NDT inspection

August 19, 2014

Spectronics Corp. has introduced the Spectroline® TRITAN™ 365 series multi-LED, broad-beam UV-A lamps for NDT inspection. Each lamp features three ultrahigh-flux UV-A LEDs, as well as a white-light LED to illuminate dark work areas. A rubber bumper with a Borofloat® glass lens protects the LEDs...

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Hand-held oxygen monitor helps expedite purging

August 14, 2014

Aquasol’s Pro Ox® 100 digital, hand-held oxygen monitor is designed to expedite the purging process during high-purity welding applications, measuring up to 100 PPM (0.01 percent) oxygen resolution. The self-calibrating monitor is equipped with an internal pump that draws a sample from the...

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Oxygen analyzer equipped with maintenance-free optical sensor

August 12, 2014

Orbitalum’s ORBmax digital oxygen analyzer that measures PPM levels in oxygen to provide oxidation-free welds is equipped with a maintenance-free optical sensor. An on-demand operational display feature changes from red to green to indicate when predetermined oxygen intensities have been...

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Texture mapping module allows authentic color reproduction of 3-D data

July 30, 2014

Aicon 3D Systems offers an optional, add-on texture mapping module for Breuckmann Optocat2013R2 measuring and evaluation software. It captures and maps the color and pattern of a scanned object to its digital 3-D representation. Texture mapping works with the internal imagery of the scanning...

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Test system detects defects as small as 5 percent of tube wall

July 29, 2014

Magnetic Analysis Corp. has developed a 19.6-in. transverse/longitudinal flux leakage Rotoflux® test system for a new tube mill at an OCTG producer in Russia. It is designed to detect seams, laps, pits, scabs, rolling skins, cracks, weld line defects, and transverse and longitudinal defects as...

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Noncontact scanning probe designed for high accuracy

July 22, 2014

Hexagon Metrology has released the HP-O noncontact scanning probe for high-accuracy measurement and inspection applications. The probe delivers force-free measurement of blisks, blades, gear profiles, flank lines, and other potentially deformable parts without a loss of accuracy, reports the...

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Video measuring microscope with image processing

July 16, 2014

Mahr Federal will feature the MarVision MM 320, a new video measuring microscope with image processing capability, at IMTS. Designed for the measurement and dimensioning of geometric elements, the unit incorporates an integrated CCD color camera with zoom lens, a 23-in. touchscreen PC with...

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External laser scanner features high-speed, 3-D point cloud capturing capabilities

July 7, 2014

Hexagon Metrology has introduced an external laser scanner for use with the new Romer Absolute Arm. The Hexagon Probe Laser 20.8 (HP-L-20.8), which replaces the CMS108 laser scanner, performs on complex surfaces and workpieces made of shiny materials such as machined, cast, stamped, and forged...

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CAD-based dimensional metrology software available for SolidWorks platform

July 3, 2014

Origin Intl. Inc. has released CheckMate CAD-based dimensional metrology software for SolidWorks®. Users can implement dimensional metrology functionality on the CAD platform of their choice, eliminating “islands of automation” and retaining a common interface they are accustomed...

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Optical width gauge designed for strip measurements

June 30, 2014

IMS Systems Inc. has developed an optical width gauge for measuring edge crack, hole/pinhole, and strip contour defects in cold processing environments. The compact, lightweight IMS Camera Cluster Systems (CCS) gauge features an air or water blowoff system for harsh environments, as well as the...

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Microfocus NDT system inspects dense, large parts

June 19, 2014

The XT H 450 from Nikon Metrology uses a 450-kV microfocus source to perform turbine blade measurement and NDT and inspection of steel and aluminum cast parts. The system is available with a flat panel or curved linear diode array detector (CLDA). The CLDA optimizes the collection of X-rays by...

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