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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Updates made to shop floor CMM

March 11, 2015

Hexagon Metrology has introduced the updated 4.5.4 SF shop floor CMM. It now includes integrated workspace LED lighting to assist the operator in poor lighting conditions. The bolt-hole pattern in the CMM's granite base has been revised to accommodate a 300-mm kinematic plate for repeatable...

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Length gauge line expanded

March 11, 2015

Heidenhain has expanded its length gauge line with new variants of its Specto and Acanto gauges. The pencil probe-style Specto length gauge series offers versions with an improved force specification. Two new 1-Vpp, 12-mm stroke length variants of the gauge are available for lower-force...

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3-D imaging system calculates package dimensions

March 10, 2015

Rice Lake Weighing Systems and Postea Group Inc. have partnered to develop and manufacture the QubeVu® 3-D imaging system. Postea Group Inc. will continue to engineer and develop the technology, while Rice Lake Weighing Systems will manufacture the product and distribute it through its dealer...

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Crane scale helps protect lift operators

March 9, 2015

Industrial Magnetics Inc. has introduced the WeighPlus™ crane scale, a programmable device that warns operators if they are lifting an overload, thereby protecting them from an unsafe lifting situation. Before lifting, the weigh scale's working load limit (WLL) is set to match the rating on...

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UV-A LED panel flood lamps suitable for NDT inspection

March 9, 2015

Spectronics Corp. offers the PowerMAX™ 365 series UV-A LED flood lamps. Each lamp features a panel of 16 UV-A (365-nm) LEDs engineered for NDT applications. These stationary light sources can be installed overhead or inline and can be connected together to provide a wider coverage area. The...

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Portable, hand-held surface gauge offers simplified calibration verification

March 5, 2015

Mahr Federal has introduced the Pocket Surf® IV portable surface-finish gauge. A new feature allows for the display of Ra, Rz, and Rmax values at a glance with only one measurement stroke. The single-button calibration process does not require additional tools. The company’s MarConnect...

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Merit Capital Partners and 24/6 Capital Partners acquire NDT company

March 3, 2015

Merit Capital Partners and 24/6 Capital Partners have announced the acquisition of Tulsa Gamma Ray and Texas Gamma Ray (TGR). The business, based in Houston, now operates under the name TGR Industrial Services. Industry veteran Matt Sisson has been named CEO of TGR, and Tom Crews has been named...

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Power/energy meter measures lasers up to 120 kW

February 24, 2015

Ophir Photonics has introduced the 120K-W laser power meter. According to the company, the meter is the only commercial sensor for measuring 120-kW lasers. It is designed for heavy-duty applications, such as deep-penetration welding, drilling, and cutting large products in the field; metal forming;...

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Probe designed for simplified corrosion imaging

February 23, 2015

Olympus has introduced the Dual Linear Array™ probe, designed to improve the inspection of internally corroded parts such as pipes, tanks, and plates. This phased array system features large beam coverage, fast scan speed, and C-scan imaging with increased data-point density. The probe’s...

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UV-A lamps for NDT inspection available in three models

February 20, 2015

Spectroline® TRITAN™ 365 series multi-LED, broad-beam UV-A lamps feature three ultrahigh-flux UV-A LEDs for NDT inspection, plus a white light LED to illuminate dark work areas. A rubber bumper with a Borofloat® glass lens protects the LEDs from damage. The compact lamps weigh 16 oz. The...

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Length gauge measures delicate materials without force

February 18, 2015

Heidenhain has added two new models to its Zero-Force Metro length gauge line for measuring extremely sensitive, malleable materials without product deformation. Available in 0.47-in. stroke lengths, one model offers a gauging force of 0.25 N in any mounting orientation with a weak spring,...

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Element Materials Technology opens facility in Netherlands

February 17, 2015

Element Materials Technology has opened a new materials testing and failure analysis facility in Hengelo, Netherlands, continuing the company’s strategic long-term investment in the oil and gas testing sector. The facility strengthens the company’s materials testing and product qualification...

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Mistras-Metco opens NDE lab in Houston

February 10, 2015

Mistras Group Inc.’s Metco, a nondestructive evaluation (NDE) services provider, recently announced the opening of its largest purpose-built NDE laboratory in Houston. The facility, one of two company locations in the Houston area, houses 13 industrial radiography scanning bullpens, the most of...

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Spectrometer offers axial plasma and radial plasma observation

February 6, 2015

Spectro Analytical Instruments has introduced the Arcos high-resolution ICP-OES spectrometer. According to the manufacturer, it is the only spectrometer featuring the fast selection of axial plasma or radial plasma observation in a single instrument, without any optical compromise. Designed for...

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Flash monitor updated with new software, HMI

February 5, 2015

InspecTech has introduced improvements to I.B.I.S. (InspecTech B-scan Inspection System) flash monitor for the welded tube industry. The software and firmware have been enhanced, and the HMI has been updated and improved. The test head of the flash monitor scans across the weld zone and...

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