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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On-machine measurement device provides CAD-to-part analysis

June 13, 2006

Faro Technologies Inc. has introduced the PowerGAGE, a new on-machine measurement device that adds CAD-to-part analysis capability to the company's Faro Gage product line.According to the company,...

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A review of common nondestructive tests

June 13, 2006

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Five types of nondestructive testing are common for tube and pipe weld inspection, and each has advantages and disadvantages that may make one more suitable than another for your inspections.

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Pipeline inspection crawler enhanced

May 9, 2006

Envirosight LLC has made three enhancements to its Rovver line of modular, steerable pipeline inspection crawlers.The crawler now features a new zooming pan/tilt camera head with an optional laser...

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Structural stress method predicts fatigue life

May 9, 2006

Battelle's Verity™ mesh-insensitive structural stress method is now included as a module within Safe Technology Ltd.'s fe-safe™ analysis software. The Verity methodology predicts the...

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Indexer performs assembly, inspection at up to 1,600 parts per hour

April 11, 2006

The Toggle-Aire® multistation indexer from AIM Joraco is pneumatically operated and programmable logic-controlled to perform parts assembly operations and provide 100 percent pre- and postassembly...

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Flow/level/temperature switch monitors, controls critical fluid levels

April 11, 2006

The FlexSwitch® FLT flow and level switch from Fluid Components Intl. provides monitoring, controlling, and alarming on flow rates or level of critical fluids such as water, air, gases, coolants,...

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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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