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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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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Automated measurement workcell delivers four pillars of automation in one system

September 26, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence has introduced the 360º Flexible Measurement Cell. According to the company, this is the first automated measurement workcell to deliver the four pillars of automation—flexibility, footprint, throughput, and performance—seamlessly in one system. The workcell is...

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Quality inspection system introduced

September 20, 2016

Heidenhain has launched the new Quadra-Chek 3000 evaluation electronics system. It is operated via its capacitive touchscreen that is suitable for multitouch and gesturing. The user can adjust the sensitivity for operation while wearing laboratory gloves. The chemically hardened front glass is...

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Borescopes speed up tube and pipe inspection

September 7, 2016

Gradient Lens Corp. has introduced the Hawkeye® V2 articulating video borescope. The portable unit displays high-quality inspection images on portable or desktop video monitors and laptop or desktop computers. Those images can be saved, documented, and emailed. The borescope performs fast visual...

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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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