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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Vision sensor delivers 1.3 megapixel resolution

May 10, 2005

The PresencePLUS® P4 GEO 1.3 vision sensor from Banner Engineering Corp. uses a 1.3-megapixel imager to capture minute details of multiple features at ranges from a few inches to several feet,...

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Flaw detector has thin profile

May 10, 2005

Panametrics-NDT™'s hand held Epoch LT digital ultrasonic flaw detector is 1.5 in. (38 mm) thick and weighs 2.35 lbs. (1 kg). Applications include weld inspection, bond detection, thickness...

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Portable arm CMM added to product line

May 10, 2005

Sheffield Measurement has added a portable arm CMM, the Sigma Arm, to its North American product line.The carbon fiber and aluminum, six-axis arm is designed for optimal stiffness with minimal weight....

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CWI QuikCheck now available from AWS

May 10, 2005

The American Welding Society, Miami, has made available CWI QuikCheck, a program for employers to verify Certified Welding Inspectors, on its Web site. The site, www.aws.org/certification directs...

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Tube-based, hand-held analyzers introduced

April 12, 2005

Innov-X Systems Inc. has introduced its Alpha series hand-held, tube-based XRF analyzers that provide elemental analysis from phosphorus to uranium.The design comprises an X-ray tube in a compact,...

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Flaw detector's software simplifies defect sizing

April 12, 2005

GE Inspection Technologies' ultrasonic USM 35 flaw detector uses operating software designed to streamline defect sizing in line with API 5UI recommendations for oilfield tubulars.Using the detector,...

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FARO announces CEO transition plan

April 12, 2005

Beginning March 2006, the company's CEO duties will be shared by Raab and Jay Freeland, president and COO, allowing Raab to focus on research and development and strategic initiatives.The company also...

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Engineering Quality Solutions Web site adds FLCo calculator

March 8, 2005

Engineering Quality Solutions Inc.'s Web site now includes an online FLCo calculator.FLCo values are needed to generate Forming Limit Diagrams (FLDs), which are used in circle grid strain analysis,...

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Fixtures bend test wrought and cast steel, other ferrous materials

February 8, 2005

Instron® offers a variety of fixtures for bend testing wrought and cast steel and other ferrous materials. These fixtures include cold bend and guided weld bend models.Two different lines of cold...

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Laboratory Testing adds stress rupture, creep testing services

February 8, 2005

Laboratory Testing Inc. has added stress rupture and creep testing to the services it performs.The company recently purchased four fully automated stress rupture/creep machines that test at...

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Faro appoints president/COO

December 7, 2004

Faro Technologies Inc. has announced the appointment of Jay Freeland as president and COO.Freeland is a 12-year veteran of General Electric Co. He began his career with GE in its financial management...

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Endoscope inspects internal profile of tube, pipe welds

November 9, 2004

Orbimatic offers an endoscope for inspecting the internal profile of tube and pipe welds.The endoscope comes with a 1-m flexible shaft fitted with an 8-m-dia. probe. A 90-degree probe adaptor also is...

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Finger camera enables inspections in total darkness

August 10, 2004

The US-1478 VisionProbe® from UniWest enables technicians to perform visual and NDT inspections even in total darkness. Four high-intensity LED lights illuminate objects. A variable-focus lens...

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Fiber-optic, flexible borescopes deliver large images, up to 25,000-pixel resolution

July 13, 2004

Gradient Lens Corp. (GLC) has introduced a new line of Hawkeye® Blue flexible borescopes. The borescopes now are available in 2.5-, 4.0-, and 6.0-mm diameters. The new designs include high-clarity...

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Photogrammetric camera captures measurements in unstable industrial environments

June 8, 2004

The INCA3 photogrammetric camera from Geodetic Systems Inc. merges a ultrahigh-resolution CCD sensor with a compact, PC-based computer to capture field measurements in unstable industrial...

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