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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Integrated camera aids accurate positioning for XRF analyzers

April 29, 2015

Thermo Scientific has added a high-performance integrated camera as a standard feature on its Niton XL2 and XL2 GOLDD X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers for elemental and alloy analysis. The camera allows users in industries such as aerospace, oil and gas, and transportation to identify the correct...

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Laser scanning sensor designed for automotive, aerospace measuring applications

April 27, 2015

Perceptron has introduced the Helix® 200HDR laser scanning sensor with an adjustable power range up to the maximum permitted for a Class 3R laser. The higher power allows for the inspection of complex aerospace machined parts and assemblies, including highly reflective metallic surfaces such as...

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Laser scanner upgraded for faster inspection

April 27, 2015

Hexagon Metrology has announced the release of the RS3 upgrade package for the Romer Absolute Arm with integrated laser scanner. The package doubles the scan rate of the previous RS2 integrated scanner, enabling users to inspect parts in about half the time. The integrated scanner delivers...

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Ultrasonic flaw detector handles weld inspection to corrosion monitoring

April 20, 2015

GE Measurement & Control offers the new Krautkramer USM Vision+ ultrasonic flaw detector, which can be operated in both conventional and phased-array modes. With fast, intuitive access to all relevant ultrasonic parameters, the unit can be used for applications from weld inspection to corrosion...

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Metrology products combine scanning sensor with collaborative robot technology

April 13, 2015

Perceptron has introduced the AUTOSCAN® COLLABORATE-GAGE™ and AUTOSCAN COLLABORATIVE-CMM™ metrology systems, combining the Helix smart sensor, VECTOR® analysis software, and collaborative robot technology. The collaborative robot is designed to allow direct interaction with a production...

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Hybrid CMM equipped with laser line scanner, touch probe

April 8, 2015

Perceptron Inc. offers the small-footprint COORD3 BENCHMARK™ CMM for small and medium-size part inspection. Its half-gantry advanced alloy design places its X and Y axes at the same level for increased rigidity and thermal stability. The open structure is suitable for the inspection of...

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System calibrates camera pixel size in vision systems

April 8, 2015

Heidenhain Corp. offers the Magnification Checker tool to help machine vision users qualify the pixel size of any camera type. Originally produced by Acu-Rite (now a Heidenhain brand), the unit features variably sized artifacts imprinted on its glass surface to allow users to view the images...

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Ultrasonic flaw detector features intuitive user interface

April 6, 2015

Olympus has introduced the Epoch 650 digital ultrasonic flaw detector. The portable unit features an intuitive user interface for use by novice and experienced users. Available in two hardware configurations, the compact unit offers the choice to adjust parameters with a knob or with a...

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Hand-held spectrometers deliver on-site identification, elemental analysis

March 19, 2015

Spectro Analytical Instruments has introduced the Spectro xSort family of hand-held EDXRF spectrometers for on-site elemental analysis and spectrochemical testing in the plant or in challenging field locations. Each of the three available versions of the energy-dispersive, X-ray fluorescence...

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Coil processing flatness measurement and control system developed

March 13, 2015

IMS and Andritz Herr-Voss Stamco have partnered to develop a flatness measurement and control system for cut-to-length and multiblank operations. The Level Vision™ system helps optimize material flatness quality with limited operator involvement by using IMS optical technology in combination...

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Interface transmits rotary encoder position data using fiber optics

March 13, 2015

Leine & Linde’s XHI 801 and XHI 803 rotary encoders, distributed through Heidenhain, are available with Optolink to transmit encoder position data using fiber optics. The transmitter provides secure data transmission in harsh industrial environments where electrical noise and long cable lengths...

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Refractometers help ensure accurate coolant concentration

March 12, 2015

Eriez® HydroFlow® refractometers give users the ability to determine the concentration of metalworking coolants and cleaners, heat-treating fluids, water-based hydraulic fluids, and plating baths. The portable units require no batteries. They feature a large scale in 0 to 10 degrees Brix and...

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Updates made to shop floor CMM

March 11, 2015

Hexagon Metrology has introduced the updated 4.5.4 SF shop floor CMM. It now includes integrated workspace LED lighting to assist the operator in poor lighting conditions. The bolt-hole pattern in the CMM's granite base has been revised to accommodate a 300-mm kinematic plate for repeatable...

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Length gauge line expanded

March 11, 2015

Heidenhain has expanded its length gauge line with new variants of its Specto and Acanto gauges. The pencil probe-style Specto length gauge series offers versions with an improved force specification. Two new 1-Vpp, 12-mm stroke length variants of the gauge are available for lower-force...

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3-D imaging system calculates package dimensions

March 10, 2015

Rice Lake Weighing Systems and Postea Group Inc. have partnered to develop and manufacture the QubeVu® 3-D imaging system. Postea Group Inc. will continue to engineer and develop the technology, while Rice Lake Weighing Systems will manufacture the product and distribute it through its dealer...

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