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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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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Portable eddy current flaw detectors introduced

March 13, 2007

Olympus NDT has introduced its Nortec 500 Series of portable eddy current flaw detectors.Available in three lightweight configurations, the flaw detectors include a 6.5-in. diagonal full VGA color LCD...

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Sensor monitors up to 2.5 mm blanks for double sheet

February 13, 2007

Roland Industrial Electronics' P30GS single probe sensor can monitor blanks up to 2.5 mm (0.100 in.) for double sheet.The 30-mm-dia. sensor fits into the 3.5-in.-dia. suction cup of the flexible...

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Laser scanning software upgraded

December 12, 2006

Faro Technologies Inc. has released version 4.0 of its 3-D laser scanning software family: Faro Scene, Faro Scout, Faro Scout LT, and Faro Record.The new version provides intrinsic use of inclination...

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Tool measures distances to theoretical sharp corners

July 11, 2006

SPS Industries has introduced CornerCalipers™, a new, precision, hand-held tool designed to measure distances to theoretical sharp corners, apexes, mold lines, or points of intersection.Sheet...

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On-machine measurement device provides CAD-to-part analysis

June 13, 2006

Faro Technologies Inc. has introduced the PowerGAGE, a new on-machine measurement device that adds CAD-to-part analysis capability to the company's Faro Gage product line.According to the company,...

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Pipeline inspection crawler enhanced

May 9, 2006

Envirosight LLC has made three enhancements to its Rovver line of modular, steerable pipeline inspection crawlers.The crawler now features a new zooming pan/tilt camera head with an optional laser...

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Structural stress method predicts fatigue life

May 9, 2006

Battelle's Verity™ mesh-insensitive structural stress method is now included as a module within Safe Technology Ltd.'s fe-safe™ analysis software. The Verity methodology predicts the...

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Indexer performs assembly, inspection at up to 1,600 parts per hour

April 11, 2006

The Toggle-Aire® multistation indexer from AIM Joraco is pneumatically operated and programmable logic-controlled to perform parts assembly operations and provide 100 percent pre- and postassembly...

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Flow/level/temperature switch monitors, controls critical fluid levels

April 11, 2006

The FlexSwitch® FLT flow and level switch from Fluid Components Intl. provides monitoring, controlling, and alarming on flow rates or level of critical fluids such as water, air, gases, coolants,...

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Sensor measures dynamic, quasi-static stress forces on resistance welding machinery

April 11, 2006

The Force/Torque Div. of PCB Piezotronics Inc. offers the JM240 ICP® ground-isolated strain sensor that uses piezoelectric sensing elements to indirectly measure dynamic and quasi-static stress...

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