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 names JLM Industrial Supply as distributor

July 30, 2012

Hexagon Metrology Inc., North Kingstown, R.I., has announced a new distribution partnership with JLM Industrial Supply Inc., Sparks, Nev. The agreement makes JLM an authorized distributor of Hexagon's dimensional measurement products, including programmable CMMs, laser trackers, portable...

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Temperature indicating stick length doubled - TheFabricator.com

Temperature indicating stick length doubled

July 25, 2012

Tempil, an ITW Company has updated its Temp-Stik test kit to include 5-in. Tempilstiks in place of the 2.5-in. sticks in the previous test kits. The sticks measure 125, 150, 175, 200, 225, 250, 275, 300, 325, 350, 375, 400, 425, 450, 475, 500, 550, 600, 700, and 800 degrees F. The...

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Metrology software includes several new features - TheFabricator.com

Metrology software includes several new features

July 23, 2012

Hexagon Metrology has introduced PC-DMIS 2012 metrology software. It focuses on the collection, evaluation, management, and presentation of manufacturing data to help reduce scrap, improve throughput, reduce costs, and build lean manufacturing operations. The ClearanceCube feature eliminates...

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3-D optical measurement system turns robot into metrology device - TheFabricator.com

3-D optical measurement system turns robot into metrology device

July 9, 2012

Hexagon Metrology Inc. will introduce the new Cognitens WLS400A for automated measurement applications at IMTS 2012. The 3-D optical measurement system can transform a robot into a metrology device. Suitable for the motor vehicle and aerospace industries, the white light-based system is used to...

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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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