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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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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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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