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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Laser scanning software upgraded

December 12, 2006

Faro Technologies Inc. has released version 4.0 of its 3-D laser scanning software family: Faro Scene, Faro Scout, Faro Scout LT, and Faro Record.The new version provides intrinsic use of inclination...

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Entering a new phase in weld inspection

October 3, 2006

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Reliable and consistent weld inspection is a significant part of any weld quality assurance program. One type of weld inspection used over the last several decades employs ultrasonics.

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AWS achieves CWI milestone

September 12, 2006

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, reached a milestone of nearly 22,400 active certified welding inspectors (CWI). This achievement reflects the growth of the program, which has certified more...

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AWS Job Fair to help connect welders, employers

August 21, 2006

The American Welding Society (AWS) has announced that it will host its second national job fair to allow employers to meet one-on-one and possibly recruit from a pool of more than 9,000 welding...

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AWS seeks award nominations

August 8, 2006

The American Welding Society, Miami, is seeking nominations for its fourth annual Image of Welding awards.The awards are issued in seven categories and winners will be announced at the Image of...

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Tool measures distances to theoretical sharp corners

July 11, 2006

SPS Industries has introduced CornerCalipers™, a new, precision, hand-held tool designed to measure distances to theoretical sharp corners, apexes, mold lines, or points of intersection.Sheet...

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Servo-Robot names technical sales engineer

July 11, 2006

Servo-Robot Corp., Milwaukee, has hired David Sytkowski as technical sales engineer.Sytkowski is responsible for supporting customers from the start of a project through the production phase. He...

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Electromagnetic test methods for welded carbon steel tubing

July 11, 2006

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Although eddy-current testing is king in the tube production industry, flux leakage is worth a look. Using a small test sample, equipment-maker InspecTech found that for 3.50-in. to 4.00-in. carbon steel tubing with wall thickness from 0.056 in. to 0.100 in., the flux leakage method found more defects and turned out fewer false alarms than the eddy-current method did.

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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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