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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Nut sensors available in toughened and standard duty versions

December 15, 2009

Norgren Automation Solutions has introduced NAS nut sensors in toughened and standard-duty versions for M5, M6, M8, M10, and M12 nuts.The nut sensors perform nut and thread sensing, hidden nut...

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Part movement system for CMMs helps increase productivity, throughput

December 15, 2009

Mod Tech Industries Inc. has released the Air Assist Movement (AAM) system, designed to help increase the productivity and throughput of CMMs. The system comprises two plates, locator stops, bumpers...

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Wilson® Instruments establishes new Web site

December 15, 2009

Wilson Instruments, an Instron® company, Norwood, Mass., has announced the launch of its new Web site at www.wilsoninstruments.com.Showcasing the company's new design and logo, the site highlights...

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Industrial camera inspects pipelines up to 200 ft. long, as small as 1.0 in. diameter

November 10, 2009

Advanced Inspection Technologies (AIT) has introduced the PILIT™ industrial push camera. The 32-lb. camera inspects pipelines up to 200 ft. long and industrial lines as small as 1.0 in. in...

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LMI Technologies names CEO

November 10, 2009

LMI Technologies Inc. (LMI), Delta, B.C., Canada, has appointed Terry Arden as the company's new CEO. He replaces Len Metcalfe, a founder of the company and former CEO, who continues to serve as...

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Adept Technology hires director of global sales, marketing

November 10, 2009

Adept Technology Inc., Pleasanton, Calif., has appointed Rush LaSelle as director of global sales and marketing. He is responsible for the company's global sales and marketing initiatives.LaSelle has...

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How to relieve stress in welding

November 2, 2009

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Relieving residual stress through welding technique as well as temperature control can greatly reduce weld distortion.

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Pipe inspection camera suitable for inspecting past multiple 90-degree bends

October 13, 2009

The Envirosight Agilios™ is a self-leveling pan/tilt camera that captures detail from side walls and distant targets alike. Dimmable, shadowless illumination helps improve viewing on the...

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Vision kit captures critical weld information

September 9, 2009

TechMatrix LLC, St. Paul, Minn., has added vision capabilities to its WeldWorks Software Suite.The vision kit includes a gas shock articulating arm to easily position the USB color camera, zoom lens,...

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Steel engineering and inspection seminars scheduled for fall 2009

September 9, 2009

The Steel Structures Technology Center has announced its fall schedule for seminars on welding design, steel construction inspection, bolting and welding, and structural steel plan reading. All...

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XRF analyzer facilitates high-speed material sorting, identification

August 11, 2009

Innov-X Systems Inc. has introduced the Omega Xpress XRF analyzer with silicon drift detector (SDD) technology for high-speed material sorting and 100 percent positive material identification in metal...

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Pratt & Miller wins French race

August 11, 2009

Pratt & Miller Engineering & Fabrication, New Hudson, Mich., won the 24 Hours of Le Mans race June 14 in France. The Pratt & Miller GT1-Champion Corvette Racing Team, which is run by the company on...

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Laboratory Testing renews PRI/Nadcap accreditation for NDT

August 11, 2009

Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), Hatfield, Pa., has been reaccredited for NDT by PRI/Nadcap, Performance Review Institute's industry-managed program for special processes in the aerospace industry. The...

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Finding seemingly insignificant flaws Part II

July 17, 2009

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Eddy current testing does more than detect product defects. When used with a proper monitoring system on a mill staffed by highly trained operators, it can help to optimize the mill's efficiency. The first part of this two-part article covers eddy current system principles.

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Roll forming fine-tuning system works offline

July 14, 2009

Dreistern has developed an automatic tooling measuring and tuning system. All measuring and fine-tuning work is performed offline so that the roll forming machine remains available for production.The...

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