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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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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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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Remanufactured CMMs include laser scanning sensor, touch software

September 10, 2015

Perceptron now offers remanufactured CMMs for resale. The repurposed machines include CNC and electronics, TouchDMIS™ measuring software, and a Perceptron ScanR™ laser scanner, integrated with its TouchCloud ™ software module to offer full point-cloud creation with automatic feature...

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Intuitive analysis software offers weld seam inspection

August 20, 2015

Vitronic offers a new release of its VIROwsi weld seam inspection system. The analysis software has a new design to help ensure intuitiveness and usability. At the heart of the optical system is a user interface for setting the parameters of machine vision components and for configuring new...

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Software enhanced to better manage measuring data in real time

August 6, 2015

Mitutoyo America Corp. has released MeasurLink™ 8.0, which builds on the functionality of the previous version to allow operators to collect data from most measuring instruments and analyze, monitor, and manage the results in real time. The latest version reintroduces the Gage Management...

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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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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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