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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Miniature rotary encoder made for tight spaces

July 2, 2015

Numerik Jena’s Kit R rotary optical encoder, available from Heidenhain Corp., is suitable for motion feedback applications in which installation space is limited. The scanning unit has a very low height profile of only 0.14 in. The lightweight aluminum graduation carrier disk is 0.02 in. thick....

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Spectrometers designed for R&D, process/quality control applications

July 2, 2015

Spectro Analytical Instruments has introduced two Spectrolab arc/spark optical emission spectrometers for metal analysis. They deliver ultrahigh-speed measurement, ultralow limits of detection, elemental flexibility, and stability for metals industry R&D and process/quality control applications....

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Optical profiler measures surface topography in 3-D

June 23, 2015

Zygo Corp. has introduced the ZeGage™ Plus optical profiler for the 3-D measurement of surface topography and roughness. It uses the company’s proprietary Mx™ software for enhanced data visualization and quantification of step heights, texture, and volumetric applications. The software...

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XRF spectrometer delivers fast results for at-line analysis

June 23, 2015

Spectro Analytical Instruments has introduced the portable Spectroscout X-ray fluorescence spectrometer for elemental composition monitoring and quality control testing in at-line analysis. The compact unit delivers audit-traceable results directly from the manufacturing floor. It measures...

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Purging monitor displays welding oxygen readings down to 10 PPM

June 23, 2015

Developed for the process industries, the portable PurgEye® 200 Weld Purge Monitor® from Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® is designed to meet the needs of welding specifications requiring oxygen levels down to 10 PPM. The hand-held, rechargeable, battery-driven monitor is waterproof and...

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Software interface automates positioning system for length measurement

June 15, 2015

TigerStop offers TigerTouch software for fully automated material processing. The software couples with the TigerStop positioning system for length measurement on cutoff, punching, boring, and machining equipment. The software provides a visual representation of the material process, allowing...

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Battery-powered videoscope inspects tubes, pipes

June 11, 2015

The new Lenox VideoFlex Turbo series battery-powered remote imaging system features four-way tip articulation and an integrated control/display handpiece with a 3.5-in. LCD. The portable videoscope is suitable for inspection of aircraft engines and turbines, airframes, process tanks and vessels,...

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High-magnification measuring microscopes offered

June 10, 2015

Titan Tool Supply Inc. has introduced models TM-8 and TM-10 high-magnification measuring microscopes with vernier micrometer heads for inspection of electronic and semiconductor components, metallurgical parts, and electrical strips. Both feature magnifications of 50X, 100X, and 200X with a 10X...

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Inspection checker designed for optical comparator calibration

June 4, 2015

The Heidenhain 4x12 Inspection Master is available for use in calibrating optical comparator system axes. It is especially suitable for verifying its X and Y axis position when using the calibration standard in conjunction with the company’s evaluation electronics. With the inspection checker,...

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High-magnification measuring microscopes inspect metal parts

May 28, 2015

Titan Tool Supply Inc. has introduced the TM-8 and TM-10 high-magnification measuring microscopes with Vernier micrometer heads for inspection of electronic and semiconductor components, metal parts, and electrical strips. Both feature magnifications of 50X, 100X, and 200X with a 10X eyepiece,...

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3-D infrared scanner available as robotized system

May 14, 2015

Aimess offers the 3-D infrared scanner R3Dscan as an automated system with direct connection to industrial robots. It can be integrated into production lines to inspect dimension, shape, and position of objects in manufacturing cycles. The system is designed to inspect objects with transparent,...

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Green laser-line scanner performs on highly reflective materials

May 12, 2015

ScanR is the sixth generation of CMM laser scanners from Perceptron for scanning highly reflective and carbon-fiber parts. This green laser-line metrology scanner has wide coverage of color spectrum and reflectivity, improved material coverage, a thin laser line with high signal-to-noise ratio...

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System measures midsize, long tubes

May 6, 2015

Aicon 3D Systems has introduced the TubeInspect P16 for the measurement of midsize and long tubes and wires. The system is equipped with 16 high-resolution cameras with GigE technology and a measurement area of 8.5 by 4.1 by 2.3 ft. Measuring results are provided in less than 10 sec. Tubes up...

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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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