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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Roll forming fine-tuning system works offline

July 14, 2009

Dreistern has developed an automatic tooling measuring and tuning system. All measuring and fine-tuning work is performed offline so that the roll forming machine remains available for production.The...

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SPC system inspects tight-tolerance parts, calibrates gauge blocks

July 14, 2009

The Heidenhain ND 287 inspection system combines a Certo length gauge with an ND 287 digital readout (DRO) equipped with SPC. Common applications include inspection of parts with tight tolerances and...

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Laser vision system for wind turbine tower tubes introduced

June 9, 2009

Servo-Robot has introduced the Autotrac/WT for noncontact seam tracking and adaptive SAW of wind turbine tower tubes. All the electronics have been miniaturized to reduce the equipment footprint while...

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Digital cross scanner captures all 3-D details in a single scan

June 9, 2009

Metris offers the XC65D scanner that captures all 3-D details of features, edges, pockets, ribs, and freeform surfaces in a single scan. The unit's digital operation boosts scanning frequency and...

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3-D tube measuring system uses 10 hi-res digital cameras

June 9, 2009

Aicon has introduced TubeInspect HS, a camera-based, 3-D tube measuring system. It uses 10 digital cameras with high resolutions to measure the tubes. A spatial reference point field made from glass...

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Device tests longitudinal strength of flange-to-pipe welds

May 12, 2009

EST has introduced the Reverse Pressure GripTight (RPGT) for testing the longitudinal strength of flange-to-pipe welds. By isolating the area between a test flange and the test plug, the...

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Gantry, rail system supports ultrasonic tester for oil, gas pipe testing market

May 12, 2009

Haven Mfg. Corp. has designed a gantry and rail system that supports a full-body phased-array ultrasonic tester for the oil and gas pipe testing market.The system's capacity is 2.52 to 21.06 in. in...

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Universal length-measuring instrument provides quick internal, external measurements

May 12, 2009

Mahr Federal has introduced the Linear 100, a universal length-measuring instrument for rapid internal and external measurements directly on the shop floor. It features a direct measuring range of up...

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UV borescopes designed for NDT dye penetration tests

April 14, 2009

Lenox Instrument Co. has introduced a line of UV borescopes designed to be used in NDT dye penetration tests. They can remotely detect surface flaws and cracks in hard-to-reach areas of mechanical...

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Tool tests integrity, strength of welds used in attaching studs to sheet metal

April 14, 2009

Mountz has introduced a weld stud test tool for testing the integrity and strength of welds used to attach threaded studs to sheet metal.A mechanical test with the tool provides manufacturers with...

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Weld cap sensors detect inclusions, faulty dressing, burrs

March 10, 2009

Pepperl+Fuchs has introduced WTS10 weld cap sensors. The diffuse-mode sensors check the quality of welding cap fronts and detect faults such as inclusions, faulty dressing, or burrs.The sensors...

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Laser beam analysis system designed for enhanced data baseline accuracy

March 10, 2009

Ophir-Spiricon has introduced the BeamGage™ laser beam analysis system. It is based on UltraCal™, the company's patented baseline correction algorithm that helped establish the ISO 11146-3...

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Hand-held XRF metal alloy analyzer designed to regain lost traceability

March 10, 2009

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. offers the Niton® XL3t series X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer with geometrically optimized large area drift detector (GOLDD) technology. The unit can instantly...

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Load cells are accurate to 0.3 percent

December 16, 2008

For OEM equipment and custom machinery, Baumer Ltd. has introduced DLRx load cells, which are sensors designed to measure force in a range of harsh industrial environments. Featuring IP65/IP67...

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Articulating borescopes view around elbows and bends

November 11, 2008

Titan Tool Supply Inc. has introduced a line of TFS4-720 model articulating borescopes. The borescopes offer a high-resolution, 17,000-element optical fiber imaging bundle and feature an objective end...

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