Testing and Measuring

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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Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence North America launches new business unit

May 31, 2016

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence North America, North Kingstown, R.I., has launched a new Integrated Solutions strategic business unit. The team develops automated, commercial-off-the-shelf, advanced manufacturing systems by integrating 3-D measurement technologies with sensors, software, and...

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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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Mitutoyo names Northwest Machine Technologies as distributor

May 27, 2016

Mitutoyo America Corp., Aurora, Ill., has announced a distribution agreement with Northwest Machine Technologies, Rogers, Minn. Northwest Machine Technologies will be the exclusive distributor of the Mitutoyo CMM and vision product lines, providing products and service to customers in Minnesota,...

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Mettler Toledo launches SOP consulting service

May 24, 2016

Mettler Toledo, Columbus, Ohio, has launched a consulting service to help businesses revise their weighing-related standard operating procedures (SOPs) and make them audit-proof. The SOPs are based on the firm’s Good Weighing Practice™ weighing standard and GWP® verification. Once the SOP...

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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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Shapeline names new president

May 4, 2016

Shapeline AB, a Sweden-based provider of inline measurement systems for flatness measurements on plate and strip products, has named Helmut Hackl as president. He succeeds Magnus Titus, who is leaving the company for new operative challenges. Hackl has a master’s degree in metallurgy from the...

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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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