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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Measurement software offers optimized application performance

February 17, 2017

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has introduced PC-DMIS 2017 R1 measurement software. According to the manufacturer, application performance has been optimized for speeding up everyday tasks like opening and executing measurement routines, copy and paste, and file importing. The release previews...

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Arc/spark OES metals analyzer designed for portability

January 24, 2017

Spectro Analytical Instruments Inc. has introduced the Spectroport portable arc/spark optical emission spectrometry (OES) metals analyzer. The lightweight unit features point-and-shoot performance for minimal standardization efforts. The machine works as quickly as a hand-held XRF, with many...

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Measuring system evaluates roundness/cylindricity

January 20, 2017

Mitutoyo has introduced the RA-6000CNC, a custom-built CNC roundness/cylindricity measuring system. It is designed to measure large, heavy, cylindrical workpieces generally associated with the automotive, energy, marine, and aviation industries. The system offers a rotation accuracy of...

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LED lamp added to microscopy inspection product line

January 19, 2017

Titan Tool Supply Inc. has added the ANSER® LED gooseneck lamp to its line of microscopy inspection products. Featuring an 18-in. flexible gooseneck mounted on a portable magnetic base, the LED lamp can be positioned close to work areas during manufacturing, assembly, and inspection...

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Unit monitors weld oxygen content to prevent oxidization, color

January 16, 2017

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® offers the PurgEye® 100 Weld Purge Monitor®. It monitors the oxygen content when welding metals such as stainless, duplex, and chrome steels; titanium; and nickel alloys to help achieve a nonoxidized, zero-color weld. The monitor measures residual oxygen level...

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Measurement technology modules integrate into EtherCAT I/O system

January 12, 2017

The new ELM series EtherCAT measurement technology modules from Beckhoff directly integrate into the modular EtherCAT I/O system and can be seamlessly combined with the company’s portfolio of more than 500 EtherCAT terminals. The modules feature new metal housings that optimize shielding and...

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VED slide calibrates video machines

November 2, 2016

Heidenhain offers a video edge detection (VED) calibration slide for calibrating the pixel size of a camera within a video measuring machine. The standard glass calibration slide allows the user to find the pixel size of the current magnification and camera setup and teach it to a controller. This...

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Noncontact instrument measures powder coating thickness

October 28, 2016

TQC has released PowderTag, an instrument that measures powder coating thickness up to 300 μm before and after cure. The noncontact, nondestructive tool works on metal substrates such as steel and aluminum using a combination of infrared and photothermal measurements. Because the pulses do not...

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Software calibrates large-scale measuring volumes

October 27, 2016

Aicon 3D offers version 7 of MoveInspect software, which features a new calibration method, more interfaces, and a redesigned user interface. Calibration with both fixed reference field and scale bar allows calibration of large-scale measuring volumes. The new method “reference field and...

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Digital 2-D microscope remains in calibration over entire zoom range

October 18, 2016

Titan Tool Supply Inc. has introduced an integrated, full-HD digital microscope system that operates without a PC and delivers video images at 60 frames/sec. The Omni is suitable for a variety of quality control, testing, rework, assembly, inspection, and documentation tasks. It remains in...

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Weld monitoring camera system shows SAW process

October 14, 2016

The iShot® Weld-i® from InterTest is a compact weld monitoring camera system (3.4 in. by 1.25 in. dia.) that can verify torch positions, wire feed orientation, and welding part alignment during the SAW process. The system uses a 1080p/30fps HDMI video signal with generated crosshairs on a full HD...

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Tube straightness gauge also measures length, diameter, ovality

October 13, 2016

Limab offers the TubeProfiler S for measuring the straightness, length, diameter, and ovality/shape of tube, now including precision and hydraulic tubes. The compact system scans end, local, and total straightness of tubes and pipes.The inline measurement system registers and stores all the data of...

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Linear encoders available with Panasonic interface

October 12, 2016

Heidenhain Corp. has announced that its LC xx5 absolute sealed linear encoders now can be ordered with Panasonic interface (Pana01). The encoders are available in the accuracy grades 3 µm (with a 1-nm measuring step) and 5 µm (with a 10-nm measuring step). They come in full-sized scale and...

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Hand-held metal analyzer withstands harsh environments

October 4, 2016

Rigaku Analytical Devices offers the Rigaku KT-100™ Katana™ hand-held laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) analyzer for metal analysis for scrap metal recycling, quality assurance, and positive material identification. The unit provides rapid alloy grade and composition identification...

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Multi-LED, broad-beam UV-A lamp meets NDT inspection requirements

September 27, 2016

The Spectroline® TRITAN™ 365 series multi-LED, broad-beam UV-A (365-nm) lamp is designed for a variety of NDT applications. Each lamp features three ultrahigh-flux UV-A LEDs for NDT inspection, plus a white-light LED to illuminate dark work areas. A rubber bumper with a Borofloat® glass lens...

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