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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Ultrasonic thickness gauge takes measurements from one side of pipe

May 6, 2014

Olympus has announced the release of the 27MG ultrasonic thickness gauge, designed to take measurements from one side on internally corroded or eroded metal pipes and structures. The 12-oz., battery-operated unit is designed for one-handed operation. Standard features include automatic probe...

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PC-based metrology software retrofits to CMMs, video measuring microscopes

May 2, 2014

Heidenhain offers a version 3.0.3 of its PC-based IK 5000 Quadra-Chek metrology software for new and used quality control inspection equipment. The software, which operates on 32- or 64-bit PCs using the Microsoft® Windows® 7 or 8 operating system, can retrofit to such inspection equipment...

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Machine tool alignment, calibration, certification offered

May 1, 2014

Konecranes Machine Tool Service offers machine calibration services to manufacturers for maintenance and certification purposes. It provides precision leveling, optimization of machine tool geometric orientation, inspection of dynamic/interpolation performance, and verification of linear...

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CMM has accuracy as low as 0.7µm

April 29, 2014

Mitutoyo America Corp. offers the new Strato-Apex574 CMM. The compact, bridge-type design features accuracy as low as 0.7µm. It utilizes a 0.05-µm resolution scale and temperature range of 64.4 to 71.6 degrees F. The unit is suitable for high-precision, small parts for industries such as...

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Rigid chain product extends telescopically to 60 ft. for pipe ID inspection

April 28, 2014

Serapid Inc. has developed a new version of its telescopic rigid chain product for use in pipe inspection and processing applications. Its ability to extend telescopically allows it to extend 60 ft. or more through the inside of pipes at speeds of 100 FPM or more. The rigid chain has an open...

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Laboratory Testing announces promotions

April 25, 2014

Laboratory Testing Inc., an independent, accredited testing and metrology laboratory in Hatfield, Pa., has promoted Steve Bowers to the position of mechanical testing workflow supervisor and Paul Szczepaniak to second-shift coordinator for mechanical testing. Bowers is responsible for scheduling...

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Portable metrology arm features new wrist design

April 23, 2014

Hexagon Metrology has introduced the next generation of Romer Absolute Arm, a multiuse, portable metrology tool for inspections in the tube and pipe bending industry. It features a redesigned tube inspection configuration, a new wrist design, and increased stability. The CMM can be used to...

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Emulate3d Ltd. receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise

April 21, 2014

Emulate3D, Reading, U.K., has been named as winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. About 160 Queen’s Awards have been announced this year for outstanding business achievement in the U.K. in the fields of international trade, innovation, and sustainable development. The company received...

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Inspection system displays part dimensions instantly

April 21, 2014

George Products Co. offers the Oasis inspection system for inspecting all external part dimensions. The dimensions are displayed instantly and simultaneously to an accuracy of ± 0.0001 in. Precision optics enable the system to measure small components. With the premium software add-on...

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Large-volume laser scanner tracks volume up to 1,236 cu. ft.

April 16, 2014

Steinbichler offers the new T-Scan LV scanning and tracking all-in-one system. The large-volume laser scanner uses an optical inspection method to offer tracking volume up to 1,236 cu. ft. The modular system combines a hand-held laser and a T-Point LV touch probe to make individual point...

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3-D white light scanner inspects big components, delicate structures

April 15, 2014

Aicon 3D Systems offers the breuckmann stereoSCAN for inspecting big components directly in the production run. The white light scanner captures minimal deviations and delicate structures with high accuracy. The scanner captures the entire surface of the component, resulting in a high density of...

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Software integrated in measuring device for tube quality control

April 14, 2014

Prodim has developed TubeCheck software for quality control of tubes. Integrated into the company’s Proliner® Tracker 10IS measuring device, the software enables digitization of tubes on the device’s screen for checking. The portable device can measure points and contours with high...

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Quality assurance gets an upgrade at Eaton Fabricating

April 14, 2014 | By Tim Heston

Eaton Fabricating Co. Inc., Grafton, Ohio, revamped its front office and shop floor operation to ensure parts emerge from machines right the first time. The key is that management gives operators time to perform quality assurance checks at every stage in manufacturing.

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3-D tube measurement system uses eight high-res cameras

April 7, 2014

Aicon offers the TubeInspect P series 3-D tube measurement system. It is equipped with the latest camera and LED illumination technology, as well as precise, long-term stable glass reference, states the company. The P8 model is equipped with eight high-resolution cameras, suitable for tubes and...

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Quality Vision Intl. acquires ShapeGrabber

April 3, 2014

Vision metrology company Quality Vision Intl., Rochester, N.Y., has acquired ShapeGrabber Inc., a manufacturer of automated 3-D scanners for industrial applications. ShapeGrabber, also based in Rochester, now is a wholly owned subsidiary of QVI. The 3-D laser scanners are suitable for measuring...

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