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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Length gauges offer accuracy for in-process measurement

August 18, 2016

Heidenhain has introduced the +/- 1-µm accurate Acanto 1217 and 1218 length gauges. When the gauges are paired with the proprietary bidirectional serial interface EnDat 2.2, operators can monitor gauges being used in production and detect failures before they occur. Along with built-in error...

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Ultrasonic tester inspects tube weld zones online during continuous production

August 8, 2016

Designed to test for longitudinally oriented defects typical of the ERW process, Magnetic Analysis Corp.’s Echomac® WLD ultrasonic testing system has new operating conveniences for inspecting tube weld zones online during continuous production. The system typically comprises four channels...

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Touch probe universally replaces touch probes after collisions

July 29, 2016

Heidenhain offers the TS 642, a universal replacement for the touch probes of the TS 6xx series in case of a collision. The original transceiver can remain in the machine, and all the original cables can be used. Styluses also are compatible. After an exchange, the existing taper shank can...

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Noncontact vision probe introduced

July 20, 2016

Renishaw has introduced the RVP vision measurement probe for use with its REVO 5-axis measurement system on coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). The probe increases the system’s multisensory capability by adding noncontact inspection to its existing touch-trigger, high-speed tactile scanning and...

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Optical sensor uses laser light to measure distances

June 30, 2016

Siko GmbH has introduced the LT5000 optical sensor for measuring distances of up to 16.4 ft. It works with a laser light based on time-of-flight technology. The distance is determined by a pulsating laser light emitted from the sensor head and reflected back from the object at the distance...

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Blue-light LED optical scanner delivers fast data capture rate

June 24, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence has introduced the Blaze 600M, a new noncontact optical measurement system. The flexible, manually operated scanner provides fast 3-D data acquisition for measurement, inspection, product development, line tuning, and reverse engineering. The scanner is suitable for...

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Scanning probes accept long styli for flexibility

June 21, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence has released the HP-S-X1 series of compact probes for 3-D CMM tactile scanning. The line features a new bearing system for improved joint repeatability and accepts longer horizontal styli for greater flexibility. Operators do not need to change modules to address...

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Optical measuring device takes fast 2-D measurements of parts

May 31, 2016

Titan Tool Supply Inc. has introduced the V-CAD 1 optical measuring device. It can take fast measurements of parts up to 3 by 2.5 in. According to the manufacturer, the unit’s high-resolution optical equipment helps ensure distortion-free measurement with excellent depth of field over the...

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Measurement system delivers instant, noncontact 3-D scan of wide area

May 24, 2016

Keyence Corp. has released a new model of its VR-3000 series 3-D measurement system. The machine allows an instant, noncontact 3-D scan of a wide area. It can measure rough surfaces, flatness, warping, and planarity. The user places the sample on the stage and clicks a button for measurement....

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Tablet laser measurement app works with two different hardware configurations

May 23, 2016

The LabMax-Pro mobile app from Coherent Inc. enables operation of the company’s laser power and energy sensors using a tablet computer with an Android® operating system. Its measurement capabilities include instantaneous power reading, pulse shape analysis, beam position, and data logging and...

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Laser measuring unit provides 2.5-µm resolution

May 23, 2016

Prima Power Laserdyne has introduced the OFC2 ABSOLUTE™ precision measuring unit for laser processing that provides 2.5-µm absolute measurement resolution. The unit, which is based on laser distance measurement technology, complements the patented OFC Optical Focus Control supplied on...

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System provides 3-D digitization of industrial components

May 20, 2016

Aicon 3D Systems has introduced PrimeScan, an entry-level system for 3-D digitization of industrial components. It works with the manufacturer’s OptoCat software and uses the same algorithms of point clouds with the same data quality as the StereoScan and SmartScan scanner lines. The base area...

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Monitor provides immediate reading of weld purge gas from 3,280 ft. away

May 17, 2016

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® has introduced the PurgEye® 1000 Weld Purge Monitor®. It allows the user to have an immediate reading of the weld purge gas at the underside of the joint from any distance up to 3,280 ft. away. A zirconia sensor in a remote module is placed at the purge gas...

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CMM delivers high-speed scanning

May 13, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence has unveiled the Global Evo CMM, designed in collaboration with Pininfarina design house. Central to the design is Compass, a vibration-reduction technology that acts as a suspension system for the CMM. With this technology, the machine can compensate for vibrations...

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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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