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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Bending simulation software features virtual gauge check

September 26, 2011

Aicon has launched the new software version 4.7 for its TubeInspect optical tube measuring system. The software lets operators simulate the bending process considering individual correction values. It also verifies the effect of those values on accuracy to gauge via a virtual gauge check. With the...

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Noncontact tube inspection system measures tubes without risking deflection - TheFabricator.com

Noncontact tube inspection system measures tubes without risking deflection

September 8, 2011

Hexagon Metrology offers the Romer tube inspection system for measuring soft, fragile, or flexible tubes without risk of deflection. New to the system are noncontact infrared probes that provide visual notification via a laser stripe indicating the measured area. To inspect brackets, flanges,...

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Stereo microscope combines long focal length, large viewing field, distortion-free vision

August 1, 2011

The new FX-4 stereo microscope from Titan Tool Supply Inc. combines long focal length, a large field of view, and distortion-free vision with a depth of field up to 0.1875 in. at 10x to deliver 3-D views. Featuring an adjustable aluminum stand, the microscope is designed for assembly operations,...

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Hardness testers introduced - TheFabricator.com

Hardness testers introduced

May 31, 2011

The MicroMet 6000 series, a new class of dead-weight microindentation Vickers/Knoop hardness testers, is available from Buehler. The unit's hybrid user interface combines a touchscreen LCD for setup and data entry with hard-switch buttons for daily operation. A tabbed menu structure enables...

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Portable measurement arm/laser probe available in three working volumes - TheFabricator.com

Portable measurement arm/laser probe available in three working volumes

May 2, 2011

Faro Technologies Inc. has introduced the Faro Edge portable measurement arm and V4 laser line probe. The portable measurement arm allows manufacturers to verify their product quality by performing inspections, tool certifications, CAD-to-part analysis, and reverse engineering via hard probing...

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ERW tube inspection system uses advanced phased-array technology

May 2, 2011

Olympus offers an inline ERW tube inspection system. This ultrasonic, industrial NDT system uses advanced phased-array technology to inspect weld seams and the HAZ of ERW tubes. According to the manufacturer, phased array offers broad sector coverage of the HAZ while maintaining constant amplitude...

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Gas mixer with integrated moisture measurement introduced

April 12, 2011

Witt has introduced new gas mixers with integrated moisture measurement. They continuously monitor the moisture content of the gas mixture as it is fed into the process. When a certain configurable limit of moisture is exceeded, an alarm can be triggered. The mixers feature a ceramic metal oxide...

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Inspection software, point cloud viewer allows data import from various measuring systems

April 4, 2011

Capture 3D has introduced GOM's new software release, GOM Inspect. The free software, available for download at www.gom.com/3d-software/gom-inspect.html, allows users to import scan data from various types of measuring systems with several point cloud and inspection functionalities. Mesh...

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Tube measuring software introduced

March 7, 2011

Advanced Tubular Technologies and Faro Technologies have collaborated to introduce VTube tube measuring software. When used with a Faro Laser ScanArm®, the software can reverse-engineer a new part with five bends in less than two minutes, according to the manufacturer. This includes software...

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Overhead lighting for NDT inspection introduced - TheFabricator.com

Overhead lighting for NDT inspection introduced

January 17, 2011

Spectronics Corp. has introduced the new Spectroline® ONT-365 On-Trak™ NDT inspection system. This overhead track-style, modular lighting system uses UV-A and white-light LEDs attached to a mountable platform. It is suitable for use in NDT inspection booths and for preinspections and...

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Materials testing consumable kits contain grinding, polishing materials to prepare 100 specimens - TheFabricator.com

Materials testing consumable kits contain grinding, polishing materials to prepare 100 specimens

December 6, 2010

Buehler has created Sum-Met™ Bundles to help simplify ordering consumables for materials testing and analysis labs. The kits contain all the grinding and polishing consumables required to prepare 100 specimens. Kits are available for several testing applications: ferrous and nickel-based...

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CMM arms incorporate absolute encoders

October 18, 2010

Hexagon Metrology Inc. has introduced the new line of Romer Absolute Arms. This series of CMM touch and laser scanning measuring arms incorporates absolute encoders, eliminating the homing procedure at start-up. Interchangeable feature packs allow arm capabilities to be changed or upgraded...

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Force-displacement measurement system introduced - TheFabricator.com

Force-displacement measurement system introduced

September 13, 2010

Kistler Instrument Corp. has announced the introduction of the DMF-P A310 Universal Type 4740A series, a high-precision force-displacement measurement system designed for monitoring electromechanical NC joining modules and their associated joining and pressing-in operations within assembly...

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Laser alignment kit checks, measures straightness, flatness, squareness, parallelism, and leveling - TheFabricator

Laser alignment kit checks, measures straightness, flatness, squareness, parallelism, and leveling

July 19, 2010

Pinpoint Laser Systems® has introduced the new Pinpoint Proline alignment kit, a visual laser system for checking and measuring straightness, flatness, squareness, parallelism, and leveling. The...

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Automated liquid penetrant testing system inspects for surface defects in base metal and welds

June 14, 2010

ARC Specialties has introduced an automated approach to the final inspection process in liquid penetrant testing (LPT). The Automated Liquid Penetrant (ALP) inspection system incorporates a Cognex CCD...

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