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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Technology enables 7DoF measurement

April 7, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence has released software and a new Ethernet real-time feature pack for the Leica Absolute Tracker AT960 and AT930, which enable 7DoF measurement for laser tracker-based machine control and robotic guidance. This technology adds a time dimension to the measurement data...

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Modular rotary encoders offered

April 1, 2016

The ERO 2000 series encoder is available from Heidenhain. The high-speed, high-resolution rotary encoder has a compact design, excellent signal quality for high interpolation rates, and excellent thermal position stability, the company states. The encoder currently is available as a scanning...

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Hexagon acquires Aicon 3D Systems

March 31, 2016

Hexagon AB, a global provider of information technologies based in Stockholm, Sweden, has acquired Aicon 3D Systems, Braunschweig, Germany, a provider of optical and portable noncontact 3-D measuring systems for industrial manufacturing. With over 140 employees, Aicon has a direct presence in...

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Calipers’ encoder technology eliminates need to reset origin

March 23, 2016

Mitutoyo America Corp. has released renewed 500 series IP67 Absolute Digimatic coolant-proof calipers. Its encoder technology eliminates the need to reset the origin. The automatic power on/off shuts down the LCD after 20 min. of inactivity, but the ABS scale origin is unaffected. Power is...

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Functionality added to universal sensor interface for CMMs

March 21, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence has added new functionality to its Senmation universal sensor interface for Leitz PMM-C CMMs. The interface deploys the right sensor at the right time on a single CMM to address complex measurement challenges found in industries such as automotive, oil and gas, and energy....

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UV lamp suitable for NDT inspection

March 15, 2016

Spectronics Corp. offers the Spectroline® UV-400 series SuperFlood™ UV lamp for fluorescent penetrant and magnetic particle inspection, parts degreasing inspections, and wash station inspections. A 400-W metal halide bulb, combined with tempered, heat-resistant, low-solarization UV filters,...

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MetoKote relocates performance test laboratory

March 11, 2016

MetoKote Corp., a provider of electrocoat, powder coat, liquid paint, and specialty coatings, has relocated its performance test laboratory to a larger space within its Lima, Ohio, facility. The A2LA (American Association for Laboratory Accreditation)-certified lab provides service to...

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Laser scanner handles large-volume inspection applications

March 10, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence has announced the release of the Leica Absolute Scanner LAS-20-8, a portable laser scanner for large-volume inspection applications such as automotive sheet metal, aerospace mold tools, and large industrial castings. The hand-held 3-D scanner allows shop floor...

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Laboratory Testing hires mechanical testing manager

March 9, 2016

Hatfield, Pa.-based Laboratory Testing Inc., an independent testing and metrology laboratory, has hired Bill Stockdale as mechanical testing manager. In this position, he oversees the staff and all mechanical testing performed on the first and second shifts. Stockdale comes to the company after...

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Exact Metrology AS9100-certified at Cincinnati location

March 1, 2016

Exact Metrology has achieved certification as an AS9100 supplier for its Cincinnati facility. The company is a supplier of 3-D noncontact and contact measuring equipment for inspection and reverse engineering to commercial, aerospace, medical, automotive, and industrial manufacturing...

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Forklift scale achieves 0.2 percent maximum deviation

February 26, 2016

Keytroller has introduced the Precise Hi-Accuracy forklift scale. The water-resistant scale is equipped with a 4.3-in. color LCD touchscreen and solenoid-operated bypass module. The operator raises the load to the level of the magnetic sensor. A horizontal line on the display shows the load’s...

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Rotary encoders available with PROFINET interface

February 25, 2016

The Leine & Linde 900 rotary encoders series, distributed by Heidenhain Corp., provides absolute position measurements needed in equipment used in harsh environments in the steel, oil and gas, transportation, and construction industries. The latest addition to this product family is the PROFINET®...

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3-D measurement software updated

February 23, 2016

Verisurf Software Inc. has announced the availability of Verisurf X9 software for 3-D measurement. The new release includes Verisurf SOLIDS, a 3-D solid modeling application, as well as enhancements to the CAD, Measure, Analysis, and Reverse modules. Three components that previously were cost...

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AIMS names Able Machine Tool Sales as New England distributor for CMMs

February 17, 2016

Dayton, Ohio-based Advanced Industrial Measurement Systems (AIMS) has named Able Machine Tool Sales Inc., Agawam, Mass., as its distributor in New England for Revolution series CMMs. The machines are designed and engineered with Renishaw 5-axis measurement...

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CMM integrates touch-probe, laser scanning functions

February 15, 2016

Perceptron has launched a CNC multisensor CMM that integrates touch-probe and laser scanning functionality into a single measuring station operated by touch software. The Expert CMM offers full point-cloud geometric feature extraction and direct comparison to CAD for automated inspection of...

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