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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Customized enclosure designed for CMM

April 28, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence has released a customized protective enclosure for the Tigo SF shop floor CMM. The Tibox protects CMMs from dust, airborne pollutants, and oil particle suspension in extreme workshop conditions. The enclosure protects the machine while preserving the accessibility...

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2-D optical measuring device measures workpieces in seconds

April 26, 2016

Titan Tool Supply Inc. has introduced a mobile, compact 2-D optical measuring device that provides measurements of workpieces in a matter of seconds. Manufactured by Schneider Messtechnik, the V-Cad Rapid offers automatic recognition of geometric primitives (basic shapes) without any preselection...

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Hand-held stroboscopes deliver brightness to 10,000 lux

April 25, 2016

The CHECK•LINE® division of Electromatic Equipment Co. Inc. has introduced two hand-held, battery-powered stroboscopes. Model QB-LED employs 40 high-powered LEDs to deliver a peak brightness of 5,000 lux, and model QBS-LED, with 118 high-powered LEDs, yields a peak brightness of 10,000 lux....

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Arc/spark OES metal analyzer offers reduced measurement time

April 21, 2016

Spectro Analytical Instruments has introduced the seventh generation of its SPECTROMAXx arc/spark optical emission spectrometry (OES) metal analyzer. The unit uses lower volumes of argon, with consumption cut from 18 to 60 percent depending on the configuration. Redesigned technology has cut...

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Metal analyzer saves argon with sleep mode

April 12, 2016

Spectro Analytical Instruments has introduced the seventh generation of its SPECTROMAXx arc/spark optical emission spectrometry (OES) metal analyzer. The analyzer, which features an argon-saving sleep mode, uses lower volumes of argon than previous models. Depending on the configuration,...

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Technology enables 7DoF measurement

April 7, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence has released software and a new Ethernet real-time feature pack for the Leica Absolute Tracker AT960 and AT930, which enable 7DoF measurement for laser tracker-based machine control and robotic guidance. This technology adds a time dimension to the measurement data...

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Modular rotary encoders offered

April 1, 2016

The ERO 2000 series encoder is available from Heidenhain. The high-speed, high-resolution rotary encoder has a compact design, excellent signal quality for high interpolation rates, and excellent thermal position stability, the company states. The encoder currently is available as a scanning...

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Calipers’ encoder technology eliminates need to reset origin

March 23, 2016

Mitutoyo America Corp. has released renewed 500 series IP67 Absolute Digimatic coolant-proof calipers. Its encoder technology eliminates the need to reset the origin. The automatic power on/off shuts down the LCD after 20 min. of inactivity, but the ABS scale origin is unaffected. Power is...

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Functionality added to universal sensor interface for CMMs

March 21, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence has added new functionality to its Senmation universal sensor interface for Leitz PMM-C CMMs. The interface deploys the right sensor at the right time on a single CMM to address complex measurement challenges found in industries such as automotive, oil and gas, and energy....

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UV lamp suitable for NDT inspection

March 15, 2016

Spectronics Corp. offers the Spectroline® UV-400 series SuperFlood™ UV lamp for fluorescent penetrant and magnetic particle inspection, parts degreasing inspections, and wash station inspections. A 400-W metal halide bulb, combined with tempered, heat-resistant, low-solarization UV filters,...

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Laser scanner handles large-volume inspection applications

March 10, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence has announced the release of the Leica Absolute Scanner LAS-20-8, a portable laser scanner for large-volume inspection applications such as automotive sheet metal, aerospace mold tools, and large industrial castings. The hand-held 3-D scanner allows shop floor...

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Forklift scale achieves 0.2 percent maximum deviation

February 26, 2016

Keytroller has introduced the Precise Hi-Accuracy forklift scale. The water-resistant scale is equipped with a 4.3-in. color LCD touchscreen and solenoid-operated bypass module. The operator raises the load to the level of the magnetic sensor. A horizontal line on the display shows the load’s...

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Rotary encoders available with PROFINET interface

February 25, 2016

The Leine & Linde 900 rotary encoders series, distributed by Heidenhain Corp., provides absolute position measurements needed in equipment used in harsh environments in the steel, oil and gas, transportation, and construction industries. The latest addition to this product family is the PROFINET®...

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3-D measurement software updated

February 23, 2016

Verisurf Software Inc. has announced the availability of Verisurf X9 software for 3-D measurement. The new release includes Verisurf SOLIDS, a 3-D solid modeling application, as well as enhancements to the CAD, Measure, Analysis, and Reverse modules. Three components that previously were cost...

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CMM integrates touch-probe, laser scanning functions

February 15, 2016

Perceptron has launched a CNC multisensor CMM that integrates touch-probe and laser scanning functionality into a single measuring station operated by touch software. The Expert CMM offers full point-cloud geometric feature extraction and direct comparison to CAD for automated inspection of...

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