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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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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New options added to inspection software - TheFabricator.com

New options added to inspection software

May 17, 2012

Delcam offers the 2012 release of its PowerInspect inspection software. The new version includes a number of extra options to simplify inspection, as well as basic reverse engineering functionality to the point-cloud module. According to the company, this 64-bit version provides high...

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Laser-based weld inspection system scans for defects in real time

May 16, 2012

The Radian-PWS laser-based weld inspection system from Invisual E is designed to measure and scan for defects and discontinuities in real time, helping to increase accuracy and repeatability for ERW-HFI processes. The sensor measures four main parameters: bead geometry for temperature control and...

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Optical CMM updated for welded studs - TheFabricator.com

Optical CMM updated for welded studs

May 10, 2012

Aicon has updated its DPA optical measurement system, which uses a high-resolution digital camera as a sensor to measure any size object. The new features include scale bar generation, welded stud measurement, and a telescope camera stand. Scale bar generation handles four rather than two...

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Multisensor vision measuring machine inspects complex features

May 3, 2012

Hexagon Metrology has released the Optiv® Classic 321GL tp benchtop vision measuring machine. It features 6.5x motorized, CNC zoom optics that contribute to levels of accuracy approaching 2μ. Each unit is preconfigured to add a touch-probe for multisensor measurement. The unit is suitable for...

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Shop floor CMMs designed for portability - TheFabricator.com

Shop floor CMMs designed for portability

April 24, 2012

Hexagon Metrology has announced the launch of Brown & Sharpe 4.5.4 SF shop floor CMM. With a focus on portability, the new CMM has a small footprint of 52.2 by 32.8 by 79.5 in., which fits through a standard door. Its computer, controller, and interface boxes are integrated into one self-contained...

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Tonnage monitor works with most press machines

April 16, 2012

Helm Instrument has introduced the PTM-4500 LoadGard tonnage monitor. It accepts input from up to six frame or in-die-mounted strain-gauge sensors. The monitor can be used with most press machines, including hydraulic, thermoforming, die cast, injection molding, and forging. Built-in alarms help...

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Aicon opens TubeInspect showroom in China - TheFabricator.com

Aicon opens TubeInspect showroom in China

March 21, 2012

Aicon has opened a new showroom for its TubeInspect optical tube measuring system in Shanghai. Offices and conference rooms are available for presentations, seminars, and training courses. A full-size TubeInspect is installed and ready for use. The system measures tube with multiple...

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Welding inspection system is laser-based

March 14, 2012

Servo-Robot has introduced the Wiki-Scan hand-held wireless system for welding inspection. The laser-based tool can measure part fit-up before welding to help ensure that the joint preparation meets procedure requirements. It provides a 3-D scan of joints and weld beads, measuring them for...

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Part inspection system features expanded field of view - TheFabricator.com

Part inspection system features expanded field of view

March 13, 2012

George Products Co. Inc. has introduced the CoreX2 part inspection system. Its field of view is 3.40 by 2.80 in., allowing users to measure parts up to 3.375 in. long and up to 2.75 in. dia. to an accuracy of ±0.0002 in. Working with a shadow (profile view) of the part, the system takes...

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