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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3-D seam inspection system inspects welded, adhesive, brazed joints

December 11, 2007

Vitronic's 3-D seam inspection system, VIROwsi, inspects welded, adhesive, and brazed joints, using objective test criteria with constant attention and documenting results. It is suitable for weld...

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High-definition measuring system inspects short, thin tubes, wires

November 6, 2007

TubeInspect HD from AICON offers 3-D inspection of short, thin tubes and wires with diameters from 0.039 in. to 0.394 in. It checks bends, part lengths, and end-to-end distance. The measuring field...

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Servo-press workstations can be customized

September 11, 2007

Promess Inc. has introduced a line of customizable servo-press workstations, based on the company's electromechanical assembly press (EMAP), intelligent control, and sensor technologies integrated...

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Tube measurement system has increased inspection capability

August 7, 2007

AICON's TubeInspect optical 3-D tube measurement system now has 100 percent inspection capability in high-volume production, according to the company.The system enables inspection of different tubes...

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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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