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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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 - TheFabricator.com

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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Hardness testers introduced - TheFabricator.com

Hardness testers introduced

May 31, 2011

The MicroMet 6000 series, a new class of dead-weight microindentation Vickers/Knoop hardness testers, is available from Buehler. The unit's hybrid user interface combines a touchscreen LCD for setup and data entry with hard-switch buttons for daily operation. A tabbed menu structure enables...

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Caldera passes away at 61 - TheFabricator.com

Caldera passes away at 61

May 9, 2011

Alessandro Caldera, founding developer of WinCan™ pipe inspection and asset management software, has died at the age of 61. Caldera brought software technology to the discipline of underground infrastructure and continually incorporated innovations such as GIS mapping, side-scan imaging,...

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Portable measurement arm/laser probe available in three working volumes - TheFabricator.com

Portable measurement arm/laser probe available in three working volumes

May 2, 2011

Faro Technologies Inc. has introduced the Faro Edge portable measurement arm and V4 laser line probe. The portable measurement arm allows manufacturers to verify their product quality by performing inspections, tool certifications, CAD-to-part analysis, and reverse engineering via hard probing...

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ERW tube inspection system uses advanced phased-array technology

May 2, 2011

Olympus offers an inline ERW tube inspection system. This ultrasonic, industrial NDT system uses advanced phased-array technology to inspect weld seams and the HAZ of ERW tubes. According to the manufacturer, phased array offers broad sector coverage of the HAZ while maintaining constant amplitude...

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Ophir gets new name, expands facilities

April 25, 2011

Ophir Photonics, formerly known as Ophir Laser Measurement Group, has announced the expansion of its U.S. manufacturing and distribution facility in Logan, Utah. The plant, now 30 percent larger, features beam profiling design, manufacturing, testing, service, and a power and energy service and...

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Gas mixer with integrated moisture measurement introduced

April 12, 2011

Witt has introduced new gas mixers with integrated moisture measurement. They continuously monitor the moisture content of the gas mixture as it is fed into the process. When a certain configurable limit of moisture is exceeded, an alarm can be triggered. The mixers feature a ceramic metal oxide...

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Oxford Instruments, Verichek Technical Services form business alliance

April 12, 2011

Oxford Instruments Industrial Analysis, a supplier of XRF-based materials analysis instruments in Buckinghamshire, U.K., has announced an agreement with Verichek Technical Services (VTS), Pennsylvania, to sell the X-MET hand-held XRF analyzer into the scrap metal and PMI markets. Verichek currently...

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Inspection software, point cloud viewer allows data import from various measuring systems

April 4, 2011

Capture 3D has introduced GOM's new software release, GOM Inspect. The free software, available for download at www.gom.com/3d-software/gom-inspect.html, allows users to import scan data from various types of measuring systems with several point cloud and inspection functionalities. Mesh...

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Rafter announces partnership with HKS-Prozesstechnik

March 21, 2011

Rafter Equipment Corp., Strongsville, Ohio, has reached an agreement with HKS-Prozesstechnik GmbH to become the exclusive North American system integrator for its ThermoProfilScanner (TPS) nondestructive weld seam inspection system. The system uses a lens-free thermal imaging sensor to capture the...

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Tube measuring software introduced

March 7, 2011

Advanced Tubular Technologies and Faro Technologies have collaborated to introduce VTube tube measuring software. When used with a Faro Laser ScanArm®, the software can reverse-engineer a new part with five bends in less than two minutes, according to the manufacturer. This includes software...

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