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 developed for vision system

August 1, 2008

Xiris Automation Inc. has developed a software package for vision systems.The Laservision™ software is a 3-D machine vision software package designed for tube applications requiring accurate,...

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Pipe testing plugs available in nylon, aluminum, and steel

July 15, 2008

The Pipestoppers division of Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Ltd. manufactures a range of pipe testing plugs for many industrial and domestic applications. Three styles are available: nylon, aluminium,...

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Vision sensor verifies completeness, quality of varying size parts

July 15, 2008

SICK has launched its Inspector vision sensor, which is designed to verify part completeness and quality even if products vary in size by as much as 20 percent.The sensor, which provides a pass/fail...

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Tube verification system introduced

May 13, 2008

Two companies have worked together to introduce a new method for documenting or verifying large and complex tubes, such as those found in the oil and chemical industries, but also in aircraft and...

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Coating thickness gauges have six measurement mode options

May 13, 2008

Dakota Ultrasonics has introduced the CMX series of coating and material thickness gauges. The new 100-MHz DSP platform, featuring FPGA technology, is equipped with auto probe zero, auto probe...

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Remote video inspection system added to product line

January 15, 2008

Titan Tool Supply Inc. has added the SnakeEye III™ remote video inspection system to its Envision line.The lightweight, portable system combines an LED camera and TFT-LCD technology to deliver...

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3-D seam inspection system inspects welded, adhesive, brazed joints

December 11, 2007

Vitronic's 3-D seam inspection system, VIROwsi, inspects welded, adhesive, and brazed joints, using objective test criteria with constant attention and documenting results. It is suitable for weld...

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High-definition measuring system inspects short, thin tubes, wires

November 6, 2007

TubeInspect HD from AICON offers 3-D inspection of short, thin tubes and wires with diameters from 0.039 in. to 0.394 in. It checks bends, part lengths, and end-to-end distance. The measuring field...

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Servo-press workstations can be customized

September 11, 2007

Promess Inc. has introduced a line of customizable servo-press workstations, based on the company's electromechanical assembly press (EMAP), intelligent control, and sensor technologies integrated...

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Tube measurement system has increased inspection capability

August 7, 2007

AICON's TubeInspect optical 3-D tube measurement system now has 100 percent inspection capability in high-volume production, according to the company.The system enables inspection of different tubes...

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Leveling monitor enables remote adjustment

July 10, 2007

The Bradbury Co. Inc. has received patent approval for its Flat Trak® strip evaluation system. The system, released in 2005, is the first noncontact strip monitor to qualify for a patent, the...

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Photoelectric line sensor operates in edge, center, width detection modes

June 12, 2007

Balluff's BOL 27K advanced measuring line sensor is designed to sense product width, edge detection, hole location, and web-loop tension. The sensor, which includes discrete and analog outputs,...

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System facilitates retrofitting older machines for in-process force measurement

May 8, 2007

PCB Piezotronics (PCB®) has developed a system that allows retrofitting for old machines for in-process force measurement. The system consists of a series M240 ICP® strain sensor and Model...

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Inspection equipment is Q-DAS compliant

May 8, 2007

Taylor Hobson inspection instruments now have the software option that allows easy transfer of measurement data, including process trace information to Q-DAS® compatible statistical process...

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3-D color laser scanner introduced

April 10, 2007

FARO Technologies Inc. has developed a new system for 3-D laser scanning in color.The FARO Laser Scanner LS is a portable, computerized measurement device that scans, digitally recreates, and records...

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