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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Wireless laser receiver works with alignment system

February 9, 2016

Pinpoint Laser Systems has introduced the Microgage wireless laser receiver as an option for use with the Microgage Pro laser alignment system. The wire-free receiver is suitable for checking such geometric alignments as equipment straightness, gantry flatness, machinery squareness, rail and guide...

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Force torque sensor helps automate high-precision tasks

February 4, 2016

Robotiq has introduced the FT 300 force torque sensor. With plug-and-play integration on all universal robots, the sensor helps automate high-precision tasks such as product testing, assembly, and part insertion. The sensor comes with all the necessary mechanical parts, including USB wiring and...

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Portable CMM offers increased accuracy for 3-D measurement

February 3, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence has introduced the 77 series portable coordinate measuring machine (PCMM), which the company says is the most accurate Romer Absolute Arm to date. It is designed for high-end 3-D measurement applications. The machine achieves nearly a 20 percent improvement in scanning...

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Surface finish measuring system offers nanometer-range measurements

February 1, 2016

Mahr Federal has introduced an entry-level surface finish and contour measuring system that can generate both surface and contour measurements in a single pass. The MarSurf® UD 130 offers nanometer-range measurements, high measuring and positioning speeds, a biomimetic probe design with increased...

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Shop floor CMM combines 5-axis technology, mobility

February 1, 2016

Advanced Industrial Measurement Systems (AIMS) has introduced the Revolution Series HB shop floor CMM. According to the manufacturer, the machine is the only mobile 5-axis CMM on the market. The unit is constructed with a polymer-cast base and a roll-around stand with casters that can be locked...

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Weld inspection system finds defects in large, heavy-wall pipe

January 27, 2016

Xiris Automation Inc. offers the WI-3000 weld inspection system for large, heavy-wall pipes. The laser-based system employs a redesigned sensor head with high-resolution, high-quality optics, states the manufacturer. Field of view is from 1.38 to 3.94 in. across depending on the model type,...

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Jaw force gauges measure productive and safe grip on workpieces

January 20, 2016

New jaw force gauges from Dillon Mfg. allow users to measure the force applied to each chuck jaw independently to help diagnose problems before a failure occurs. The reading in pounds of chucking force per jaw is the holding force available for that specific jaw, rather than a total force of two or...

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Dimensioning system offers simplified setup

January 12, 2016

Rice Lake Weighing Systems offers iDimension™ 100 for calculating NTEP-certified dimensions of boxes, flats, polybags, and tubes. The dimensioning system’s multiple patented sensing technology and 3-D imaging work together to help optimize time and throughput, says the company. In 0.2...

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Integrated analysis program now provides fluid analysis, reporting

January 6, 2016

IronCAD has updated its MPIC (Multi-physics for IronCAD) integrated analysis program. It provides advanced finite element analysis, focusing on simplified use for fully coupled multiphysics stress, thermal, electrostatic, and fluid analysis. The new computational fluid dynamics module is based...

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Wide-base combination square maintains stable contact with work surface

December 23, 2015

LaGesse Products LLC has developed the LaSquare as an alternative to the traditional combination square. The design has a 2-in.-wide base to help ensure stable contact with the work surface, giving users the ability to square odd-shaped materials, mark on a second axis, and clamp to the work...

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Fully automated hardness tester introduced

December 10, 2015

Buehler has introduced the new Wilson VH3300 Vickers/ Knoop hardness test system, offering a variety of scales and magnifications for automated hardness testing to ASTM and ISO in test labs, material/product development, clean production environments, and quality control. According to the...

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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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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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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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