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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Prime Controls marks 20th anniversary

September 4, 2012

Prime Controls, Dayton, Ohio, a manufacturer of double-metal-sheet sensors and controls for the canmaking, automotive, appliance, and other metal forming industries, celebrates its 20th year in business Sept. 9, 2012. The company originated as a spinoff of Hyde Park Electronics, which now is part...

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Ferrite content measurement device identifies weld cracking susceptibility - TheFabricator.com

Ferrite content measurement device identifies weld cracking susceptibility

August 29, 2012

The FERITSCOPE® FMP30 hand-held ferrite content measurement device from Fischer Technology determines if the ferrite content in a weld can withstand mechanical stresses at high temperatures. It identifies if the weld is susceptible to cracking under tension or vibration by taking a quick...

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Software facilitates inspection, part verification - TheFabricator.com

Software facilitates inspection, part verification

August 27, 2012

Verisurf Software Inc. has released Verisurf version 6 software. The new Windows® 7, 64-bit release includes features for in-process inspection, portable inspection, tool building, CATIA® interoperability, and 3-D scanning and reverse engineering. The software is used with 3-D scanners...

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Surface measuring system uses wireless Bluetooth technology - TheFabricator.com

Surface measuring system uses wireless Bluetooth technology

August 7, 2012

With the introduction of the MarSurf® XR 1 surface measuring system, Mahr has bridged the gap between portable surface measuring devices and larger, full-featured, PC-based surface measurement and evaluation systems. The unit is suitable for use in the measurement lab or on the shop floor...

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Inductive proximity sensors detect more than one metal with no adjustments - TheFabricator.com

Inductive proximity sensors detect more than one metal with no adjustments

August 7, 2012

Pepperl+Fuchs NRB/NRN series inductive proximity sensors with reduction factor 1 can detect every kind of metal at the same operating distance, as well as over greater distances than is possible with standard inductive sensors, the company states. Cylindrical sensor models are available in...

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Hexagon Metrology names JLM Industrial Supply as distributor

July 30, 2012

Hexagon Metrology Inc., North Kingstown, R.I., has announced a new distribution partnership with JLM Industrial Supply Inc., Sparks, Nev. The agreement makes JLM an authorized distributor of Hexagon's dimensional measurement products, including programmable CMMs, laser trackers, portable...

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Temperature indicating stick length doubled - TheFabricator.com

Temperature indicating stick length doubled

July 25, 2012

Tempil, an ITW Company has updated its Temp-Stik test kit to include 5-in. Tempilstiks in place of the 2.5-in. sticks in the previous test kits. The sticks measure 125, 150, 175, 200, 225, 250, 275, 300, 325, 350, 375, 400, 425, 450, 475, 500, 550, 600, 700, and 800 degrees F. The...

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Metrology software includes several new features - TheFabricator.com

Metrology software includes several new features

July 23, 2012

Hexagon Metrology has introduced PC-DMIS 2012 metrology software. It focuses on the collection, evaluation, management, and presentation of manufacturing data to help reduce scrap, improve throughput, reduce costs, and build lean manufacturing operations. The ClearanceCube feature eliminates...

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3-D optical measurement system turns robot into metrology device - TheFabricator.com

3-D optical measurement system turns robot into metrology device

July 9, 2012

Hexagon Metrology Inc. will introduce the new Cognitens WLS400A for automated measurement applications at IMTS 2012. The 3-D optical measurement system can transform a robot into a metrology device. Suitable for the motor vehicle and aerospace industries, the white light-based system is used to...

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Geometric measurement system made for iOS units - TheFabricator.com

Geometric measurement system made for iOS units

June 21, 2012

Alignment Supplies Inc. has introduced the ALiSENSOR™ Level geometric measuring system for use with iOS units (iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod® Touch). The sensor unit contains MEMs gyros, accelerometers, and a microprocessor for data collection. Data of angular and translational...

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Profile cutter's vision system scans beams for imperfections - TheFabricator.com

Profile cutter's vision system scans beams for imperfections

June 20, 2012

HGG has introduced its new robotic profile cutting (RPC) line for plasma cutting profiles such as I- and H-beams and square and rectangular tubing profiles. The plasma beam profiler's laser-triangulation vision system automatically scans beams for common imperfections, including flanges that...

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Automated equipment finds leaks in cast, welded parts

June 13, 2012

Uson-Innovative Systems (UIS) , a newly created joint venture between Uson's leak testers and Innovative Products and Equipment's automation systems expertise, provides semiautomated and fully automated leak testing systems for metal products. Automated systems, such as robotic part handling, are...

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Portable CMM designed for harsh environments - TheFabricator.com

Portable CMM designed for harsh environments

June 13, 2012

Hexagon Metrology has introduced the Sheffield 4.5.4 SF, a new line of CMMs built for the shop floor and designed to withstand harsh manufacturing environments. The portable unit has a footprint of 52.2 by 32.8 by 79.5 in., which fits through a standard door. The computer, controller, and...

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Portable CMM is self-contained

May 24, 2012

Hexagon Metrology has launched the Brown & Sharpe 4.5.4 SF coordinate measuring machine (CMM). Designed for harsh manufacturing environments, the portable machine has a footprint of 52.2 by 32.8 by 79.5 in., allowing it to fit through a standard door. Its computer, controller, and interface boxes...

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X-R-I Testing opens testing facility in South Carolina

May 23, 2012

X-R-I Testing, Troy, Mich., a provider of NDT services to the aerospace, automotive, and power-generation industries, has opened a new testing facility in Duncan, S.C. The new facility currently is NADCAP-accredited to perform both radiographic and liquid penetrant testing. NADCAP accreditation...

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