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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Tension hydrotester updated

March 8, 2012

Brandt Engineered Products Ltd. has introduced improvements to its tension hydrotester. Hydraulic flow to the pressure intensification system has been doubled. Higher-flow vertical turbine pumps provide up to 1,200 GPM, and a 180 percent larger air purge valve results in less back pressure and...

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IMS Systems breaks ground on North American manufacturing facility - TheFabricator.com

IMS Systems breaks ground on North American manufacturing facility

March 1, 2012

IMS Systems Inc. has begun construction of a $3.5 million, 9,500-sq.-ft. production facility adjacent to its North American headquarters building in Mars, Pa. The new building will allow the Heiligenhaus, Germany-based company to manufacture gauges and measuring systems in the U.S. using mostly...

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Bolt-on carriage lets crawler inspect variety of pipe sizes - TheFabricator.com

Bolt-on carriage lets crawler inspect variety of pipe sizes

February 16, 2012

The Envirosight ROVVER X™ can inspect many pipe sizes with the addition of a bolt-on carriage that raises the crawler and expands its wheelbase and ground clearance. The carriage, which attaches in seconds, accepts all ROVVER wheels, as well as two new pneumatic wheel options. When used...

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Element Materials Technology acquires Detroit Testing Laboratory

December 20, 2011

Element Materials Technology, St. Paul, Minn., has acquired Detroit Testing Laboratory (DTL), a product qualification testing provider in Warren, Mich. Element is a global network of laboratories specializing in materials testing, product qualification testing, and failure analysis for the...

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Inline, 2-D optical micrometer available in three sensor head sizes - TheFabricator.com

Inline, 2-D optical micrometer available in three sensor head sizes

December 14, 2011

The new TM-3000 2-D optical micrometer from Keyence is designed to combine the functionality of a laser scan micrometer, machine vision system, and optical comparator into a single device for 100 percent automated high-speed, inline, or offline measurement and inspection applications. It is...

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Fischer Technology opens sales, service office in San Mateo

December 14, 2011

Fischer Technology Inc., Windsor, Conn., has opened an additional sales and service office in San Mateo, Calif. The office supports the company's line of coating thickness, material testing, material analysis, and microhardness instrumentation. The new location provides services including on-site...

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Portable measuring system features dynamic referencing function

December 6, 2011

MoveInspect from Aicon, a portable measuring system that works with high-resolution digital cameras and a hand-held probe, features a dynamic referencing function that compensates for object and measuring device movement so they do not affect results. The system uses optical reference points so...

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Perceptron marks 30 years in business

November 10, 2011

In October Perceptron® Inc., Plymouth, Mich., celebrated 30 years of providing noncontact measurement and inspection systems to the automotive industry. Founded in 1981, the company now has operations in the U.S., Germany, France, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Singapore, China, and India. Its Commercial...

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Adventures in titanium—WPS

October 26, 2011

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Your customer wants two pieces of metal welded together. Why should you bother with a welding procedure specification? Because conformity leads to quality and enhances safety.

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Faro Technologies launches campaign to help breast cancer research

October 24, 2011

Faro Technologies, Lake Mary, Fla., a provider of portable measurement and imaging systems, has launched the Real Men Wear Pink campaign, which includes an online message board to raise money for breast cancer research. Visitors to www.faro.com/wearpink are invited to add their name and message to...

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Hexagon Metrology partners with Hendrick Motorsports - TheFabricator.com

Hexagon Metrology partners with Hendrick Motorsports

October 7, 2011

In a multiyear partnership agreement, Hexagon Metrology Inc., North Kingstown, R.I., has been named the official provider of dimensional metrology products and services to Hendrick Motorsports, winner of 10 NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series championships in Concord, N.C. Hendrick Motorsports is a...

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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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Testing OCTG

September 9, 2011

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Hydrostatic testing of oil country tubular goods is done twice—once to test the weld seam, then again after the item is threaded and a coupling attached. Most hydrostatic testing systems test the entire length of the pipe both times, but a new unit, the box-end hydrostatic tester, tests just the threaded portion and the coupling, reducing the time and water needed for the second test.

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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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