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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3-D tube measuring system uses 10 hi-res digital cameras

June 9, 2009

Aicon has introduced TubeInspect HS, a camera-based, 3-D tube measuring system. It uses 10 digital cameras with high resolutions to measure the tubes. A spatial reference point field made from glass...

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Lomar Machine & Tool recognized by Eaton Corp.

May 28, 2009

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corp. honored 38 premier suppliers last month as part of the company's supplier recognition program. This is the fourth year that Eaton has recognized a...

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Inspecting and verifying fillet weld size

May 19, 2009

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Woolf Aircraft Products Inc. developed an inspection tool that can beused to measure a leg length, as well as the actual throat of a weld.Using these two known measurements, quality assurance personnelthen can determine the actual size and the convexity and concavity ofa specific fillet weld.

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Welding Update for Infrastructure: No nonsense with NDT

May 18, 2009

Infrastructure is defined as the basic physical systems that serve a community's population, such as roads, bridges, utilities, water, and sewage. These systems are essential for enabling productivity in the economy, so it is crucial to ensure they are fit for use. Nondestructive testing (NDT)...

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Device tests longitudinal strength of flange-to-pipe welds

May 12, 2009

EST has introduced the Reverse Pressure GripTight (RPGT) for testing the longitudinal strength of flange-to-pipe welds. By isolating the area between a test flange and the test plug, the...

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Gantry, rail system supports ultrasonic tester for oil, gas pipe testing market

May 12, 2009

Haven Mfg. Corp. has designed a gantry and rail system that supports a full-body phased-array ultrasonic tester for the oil and gas pipe testing market.The system's capacity is 2.52 to 21.06 in. in...

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Universal length-measuring instrument provides quick internal, external measurements

May 12, 2009

Mahr Federal has introduced the Linear 100, a universal length-measuring instrument for rapid internal and external measurements directly on the shop floor. It features a direct measuring range of up...

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FARO offers technology test drive

May 12, 2009

Hoping "to help get the manufacturing process moving again," FARO Technologies has unveiled a Technology Test Drive program it says will put the company's leading-edge 3D measurement devices on...

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Laser Design and GKS Inspection Services appoint business development manager

May 12, 2009

Giles Gaskell has joined Laser Design Inc. and its engineering services division, GKS Inspection Services, as business development manager. In this position, he collaborates with Steve DeRemer, GKS...

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Automated optimization of weld seams

April 28, 2009

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Automated vision inspection and optimization technology can help streamline manufacturing operations and improve part quality. This technology detects defects in welding seams that often are missed by manual inspection and provides documentation that can be used in researching and resolving product issues.

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High-precision inspection/measuring system ensures part quality

April 15, 2009

Sharpe Products, New Berlin, Wis., a provider of custom pipe/tube bending and fabricating services, uses a Tube Inspect S optical tube measuring system to ensure part quality.A tube is placed in a...

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UV borescopes designed for NDT dye penetration tests

April 14, 2009

Lenox Instrument Co. has introduced a line of UV borescopes designed to be used in NDT dye penetration tests. They can remotely detect surface flaws and cracks in hard-to-reach areas of mechanical...

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Tool tests integrity, strength of welds used in attaching studs to sheet metal

April 14, 2009

Mountz has introduced a weld stud test tool for testing the integrity and strength of welds used to attach threaded studs to sheet metal.A mechanical test with the tool provides manufacturers with...

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Precision measurement 101

March 24, 2009

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It's more important than ever for your employees—particularly entry-level personnel—to learn to use measurement tools to their full potential.

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Weld cap sensors detect inclusions, faulty dressing, burrs

March 10, 2009

Pepperl+Fuchs has introduced WTS10 weld cap sensors. The diffuse-mode sensors check the quality of welding cap fronts and detect faults such as inclusions, faulty dressing, or burrs.The sensors...

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