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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Metrology products combine scanning sensor with collaborative robot technology

April 13, 2015

Perceptron has introduced the AUTOSCAN® COLLABORATE-GAGE™ and AUTOSCAN COLLABORATIVE-CMM™ metrology systems, combining the Helix smart sensor, VECTOR® analysis software, and collaborative robot technology. The collaborative robot is designed to allow direct interaction with a production...

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Hybrid CMM equipped with laser line scanner, touch probe

April 8, 2015

Perceptron Inc. offers the small-footprint COORD3 BENCHMARK™ CMM for small and medium-size part inspection. Its half-gantry advanced alloy design places its X and Y axes at the same level for increased rigidity and thermal stability. The open structure is suitable for the inspection of...

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System calibrates camera pixel size in vision systems

April 8, 2015

Heidenhain Corp. offers the Magnification Checker tool to help machine vision users qualify the pixel size of any camera type. Originally produced by Acu-Rite (now a Heidenhain brand), the unit features variably sized artifacts imprinted on its glass surface to allow users to view the images...

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Ultrasonic flaw detector features intuitive user interface

April 6, 2015

Olympus has introduced the Epoch 650 digital ultrasonic flaw detector. The portable unit features an intuitive user interface for use by novice and experienced users. Available in two hardware configurations, the compact unit offers the choice to adjust parameters with a knob or with a...

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Hand-held spectrometers deliver on-site identification, elemental analysis

March 19, 2015

Spectro Analytical Instruments has introduced the Spectro xSort family of hand-held EDXRF spectrometers for on-site elemental analysis and spectrochemical testing in the plant or in challenging field locations. Each of the three available versions of the energy-dispersive, X-ray fluorescence...

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Coil processing flatness measurement and control system developed

March 13, 2015

IMS and Andritz Herr-Voss Stamco have partnered to develop a flatness measurement and control system for cut-to-length and multiblank operations. The Level Vision™ system helps optimize material flatness quality with limited operator involvement by using IMS optical technology in combination...

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Interface transmits rotary encoder position data using fiber optics

March 13, 2015

Leine & Linde’s XHI 801 and XHI 803 rotary encoders, distributed through Heidenhain, are available with Optolink to transmit encoder position data using fiber optics. The transmitter provides secure data transmission in harsh industrial environments where electrical noise and long cable lengths...

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Refractometers help ensure accurate coolant concentration

March 12, 2015

Eriez® HydroFlow® refractometers give users the ability to determine the concentration of metalworking coolants and cleaners, heat-treating fluids, water-based hydraulic fluids, and plating baths. The portable units require no batteries. They feature a large scale in 0 to 10 degrees Brix and...

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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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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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