Testing and Measuring Products

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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Weld seam monitor gives real-time feedback

May 13, 2014

The VeriWeld-SE™ weld seam monitor from Taylor-Winfield Technologies is designed to provide continuous, real-time feedback of welding machine performance and operation validation for new and existing coil joiners. The monitor identifies potential problems before the weld is released into the...

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Laser scanning unit 15 times faster than previous model

May 12, 2014

Hexagon Metrology has introduced the latest generation of the Leica T-Scan. At more than 15 times faster compared to the previous model, the unit has almost double the standoff distance, which results in more efficient data capture, especially in difficult-to-reach areas, states the company....

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Portable eddy current flaw detector available in four models

May 12, 2014

Olympus has introduced the Nortec 600 series eddy current flaw detector. The compact, 3.7-lb. unit features a 5.7-in. VGA display and true full-screen mode. It can produce user-selectable, high-contrast eddy current signals in any lighting condition. Available in four models, the flaw detector...

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Optical tracking system introduced for vehicle design

May 7, 2014

Aicon’s new 3D Arena optical tracking system enables vehicle designers to determine the absolute position of machines in working space. The designers can thus work flexibly with mobile machines that can be moved around in the work area. They can view and process the model from different angles...

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UV inspection light designed for use on welded products

May 6, 2014

Maxxeon Inc. has introduced the WorkStar 2003 cordless UV inspection light for fluorescent magnetic particle and penetrant NDT testing. The tool has been designed for use by manufacturing, maintenance, and quality control technicians in the welding, casting, machining, oil field, and chemical...

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Ultrasonic thickness gauge takes measurements from one side of pipe

May 6, 2014

Olympus has announced the release of the 27MG ultrasonic thickness gauge, designed to take measurements from one side on internally corroded or eroded metal pipes and structures. The 12-oz., battery-operated unit is designed for one-handed operation. Standard features include automatic probe...

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PC-based metrology software retrofits to CMMs, video measuring microscopes

May 2, 2014

Heidenhain offers a version 3.0.3 of its PC-based IK 5000 Quadra-Chek metrology software for new and used quality control inspection equipment. The software, which operates on 32- or 64-bit PCs using the Microsoft® Windows® 7 or 8 operating system, can retrofit to such inspection equipment...

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Machine tool alignment, calibration, certification offered

May 1, 2014

Konecranes Machine Tool Service offers machine calibration services to manufacturers for maintenance and certification purposes. It provides precision leveling, optimization of machine tool geometric orientation, inspection of dynamic/interpolation performance, and verification of linear...

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CMM has accuracy as low as 0.7µm

April 29, 2014

Mitutoyo America Corp. offers the new Strato-Apex574 CMM. The compact, bridge-type design features accuracy as low as 0.7µm. It utilizes a 0.05-µm resolution scale and temperature range of 64.4 to 71.6 degrees F. The unit is suitable for high-precision, small parts for industries such as...

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Rigid chain product extends telescopically to 60 ft. for pipe ID inspection

April 28, 2014

Serapid Inc. has developed a new version of its telescopic rigid chain product for use in pipe inspection and processing applications. Its ability to extend telescopically allows it to extend 60 ft. or more through the inside of pipes at speeds of 100 FPM or more. The rigid chain has an open...

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Portable metrology arm features new wrist design

April 23, 2014

Hexagon Metrology has introduced the next generation of Romer Absolute Arm, a multiuse, portable metrology tool for inspections in the tube and pipe bending industry. It features a redesigned tube inspection configuration, a new wrist design, and increased stability. The CMM can be used to...

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Inspection system displays part dimensions instantly

April 21, 2014

George Products Co. offers the Oasis inspection system for inspecting all external part dimensions. The dimensions are displayed instantly and simultaneously to an accuracy of ± 0.0001 in. Precision optics enable the system to measure small components. With the premium software add-on...

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Large-volume laser scanner tracks volume up to 1,236 cu. ft.

April 16, 2014

Steinbichler offers the new T-Scan LV scanning and tracking all-in-one system. The large-volume laser scanner uses an optical inspection method to offer tracking volume up to 1,236 cu. ft. The modular system combines a hand-held laser and a T-Point LV touch probe to make individual point...

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3-D white light scanner inspects big components, delicate structures

April 15, 2014

Aicon 3D Systems offers the breuckmann stereoSCAN for inspecting big components directly in the production run. The white light scanner captures minimal deviations and delicate structures with high accuracy. The scanner captures the entire surface of the component, resulting in a high density of...

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Software integrated in measuring device for tube quality control

April 14, 2014

Prodim has developed TubeCheck software for quality control of tubes. Integrated into the company’s Proliner® Tracker 10IS measuring device, the software enables digitization of tubes on the device’s screen for checking. The portable device can measure points and contours with high...

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