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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System provides 3-D digitization of industrial components

May 20, 2016

Aicon 3D Systems has introduced PrimeScan, an entry-level system for 3-D digitization of industrial components. It works with the manufacturer’s OptoCat software and uses the same algorithms of point clouds with the same data quality as the StereoScan and SmartScan scanner lines. The base area...

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Monitor provides immediate reading of weld purge gas from 3,280 ft. away

May 17, 2016

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® has introduced the PurgEye® 1000 Weld Purge Monitor®. It allows the user to have an immediate reading of the weld purge gas at the underside of the joint from any distance up to 3,280 ft. away. A zirconia sensor in a remote module is placed at the purge gas...

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CMM delivers high-speed scanning

May 13, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence has unveiled the Global Evo CMM, designed in collaboration with Pininfarina design house. Central to the design is Compass, a vibration-reduction technology that acts as a suspension system for the CMM. With this technology, the machine can compensate for vibrations...

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Shapeline names new president

May 4, 2016

Shapeline AB, a Sweden-based provider of inline measurement systems for flatness measurements on plate and strip products, has named Helmut Hackl as president. He succeeds Magnus Titus, who is leaving the company for new operative challenges. Hackl has a master’s degree in metallurgy from the...

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Customized enclosure designed for CMM

April 28, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence has released a customized protective enclosure for the Tigo SF shop floor CMM. The Tibox protects CMMs from dust, airborne pollutants, and oil particle suspension in extreme workshop conditions. The enclosure protects the machine while preserving the accessibility...

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2-D optical measuring device measures workpieces in seconds

April 26, 2016

Titan Tool Supply Inc. has introduced a mobile, compact 2-D optical measuring device that provides measurements of workpieces in a matter of seconds. Manufactured by Schneider Messtechnik, the V-Cad Rapid offers automatic recognition of geometric primitives (basic shapes) without any preselection...

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Hand-held stroboscopes deliver brightness to 10,000 lux

April 25, 2016

The CHECK•LINE® division of Electromatic Equipment Co. Inc. has introduced two hand-held, battery-powered stroboscopes. Model QB-LED employs 40 high-powered LEDs to deliver a peak brightness of 5,000 lux, and model QBS-LED, with 118 high-powered LEDs, yields a peak brightness of 10,000 lux....

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Arc/spark OES metal analyzer offers reduced measurement time

April 21, 2016

Spectro Analytical Instruments has introduced the seventh generation of its SPECTROMAXx arc/spark optical emission spectrometry (OES) metal analyzer. The unit uses lower volumes of argon, with consumption cut from 18 to 60 percent depending on the configuration. Redesigned technology has cut...

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Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence forms technology partnership with Hendrick Motorsports

April 19, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence, North Kingstown, R.I., and Hendrick Motorsports have announced a two-year technology partnership that will expand Hendrick Motorsports’ in-house capabilities with additional measurement systems, training, and expert technical support. The team is a longtime user of...

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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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