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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Sensor measures dynamic, quasi-static stress forces on resistance welding machinery

April 11, 2006

The Force/Torque Div. of PCB Piezotronics Inc. offers the JM240 ICP® ground-isolated strain sensor that uses piezoelectric sensing elements to indirectly measure dynamic and quasi-static stress...

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Daylen Solutions adds to sales staff

April 11, 2006

Daylen Solutions LLC, Indiana, Pa., has added Larry Rarig to its sales force for eastern Pennsylvania and Maryland.Rarig assists customers looking to increase productivity, accuracy, and safety by...

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LTI names manager

April 11, 2006

Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), Hatfield, Pa., has appointed Frank Peszka as quality assurance manager responsible for implementing and maintaining the quality management system, overseeing the...

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What do you monitor to ensure quality?

April 11, 2006

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Most manufacturers measure or test parts to verify that the parts meet quality standards. This conventional approach is time-consuming because testing adds steps and time to the production process. Furthermore, it is only as good as the sample size. A different approach to quality is to use a strain monitor to measure strain on the machine's frame. Comparing the strain with a reference (measured when the machine was known to be producing good parts) is a way to monitor the production process, and it doesn't require extra time or steps.

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Weld inspection before you weld

April 11, 2006

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Although it takes effort and time, procedure qualification testing can help you standardize your welding procedures and know what to expect when it comes to the quality of your manufactured parts.

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Measuring systems adapt to almost any metal machinery

March 7, 2006

Scotchman®'s multi loc and quick loc measuring systems can be adapted to almost any type of metal machinery.The quick loc system allows the user to move the stop on the rail to a desired length....

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Ultrasonic test instrument allows on-, offline tube, bar inspection

March 7, 2006

Magnetic Analysis Corp. offers the FD-4 Echomac® ultrasonic test instrument for on- or offline inspection of tube, bar, and plate and flaw detection and measurement of wall thickness and OD in...

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Sensors measure dynamic, quasistatic forces on machinery

March 7, 2006

ICP® piezoelectric sensors from the Force/Torque Div. of PCB Piezotronics Inc. measure dynamic and quasistatic forces on machinery structures. The sensors' high rigidity and no moving parts make...

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Flow rate measurement device alternative to ball-and-tube rotameters

February 7, 2006

McMillan Co. offers the models 104 and 107 Liquid Flo-Sensor® that measures flow rates of fluids at 13 mL per minute and can be used as an electronic alternative to ball-and-tube rotameters.The...

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Tube inspection software combines tube, geometry measurement

January 10, 2006

Romer CimCore has launched its DOCS (data overlay camera system) 2.0 tube inspection and reverse engineering software.The software combines tube measurement and geometry measurement in one program,...

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Positive ID

January 10, 2006

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Portable technology is available that can help fabricators positively identify the alloys used in a weldment. This is especially critical when a fabricator is trying to match a filler alloy to a base alloy and application.

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Inspection instrument identifies 0.001-in. flaws

December 13, 2005

The Lenox Fiberscope inspects in inaccessible and inhospitable areas and can identify flaws as small as 0.001 in.The fiberscope feature a tight bending radius and steerable two- or four-way...

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Camera designed as drop-in replacement for old vision systems

November 8, 2005

PPT Vision Inc. has introduced the Impact T22 intelligent camera designed as a drop-in replacement for obsolete or underpowered vision systems. An image processing computer inside the camera enables...

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AWS to sponsor pavilion at Weldex 2006

November 8, 2005

Nexus Media Communications and the American Welding Society (AWS) will collaborate to establish an AWS pavilion at Weldex 2006. The pavilion will feature AWS members, the society itself, and products...

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Court drops initial ruling against Faro

November 8, 2005

The judge presiding over a lawsuit against Faro Technologies, Lake Mary, Fla., has withdrawn the summary ruling that the company had infringed on a competitor's patent.Romer CimCore filed a suit...

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