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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Rotary encoders available with PROFINET interface

February 25, 2016

The Leine & Linde 900 rotary encoders series, distributed by Heidenhain Corp., provides absolute position measurements needed in equipment used in harsh environments in the steel, oil and gas, transportation, and construction industries. The latest addition to this product family is the PROFINET®...

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3-D measurement software updated

February 23, 2016

Verisurf Software Inc. has announced the availability of Verisurf X9 software for 3-D measurement. The new release includes Verisurf SOLIDS, a 3-D solid modeling application, as well as enhancements to the CAD, Measure, Analysis, and Reverse modules. Three components that previously were cost...

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AIMS names Able Machine Tool Sales as New England distributor for CMMs

February 17, 2016

Dayton, Ohio-based Advanced Industrial Measurement Systems (AIMS) has named Able Machine Tool Sales Inc., Agawam, Mass., as its distributor in New England for Revolution series CMMs. The machines are designed and engineered with Renishaw 5-axis measurement...

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CMM integrates touch-probe, laser scanning functions

February 15, 2016

Perceptron has launched a CNC multisensor CMM that integrates touch-probe and laser scanning functionality into a single measuring station operated by touch software. The Expert CMM offers full point-cloud geometric feature extraction and direct comparison to CAD for automated inspection of...

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Keychain tape measure designed to withstand harsh environments

February 12, 2016

Milwaukee® Tool has introduced a 6-ft. keychain tape measure that features nylon blade protection for resistance to job site contamination and a 5-point reinforced frame for protection against damage from dropping. A heavy-duty keychain clip allows clipping on anything from belts to keychains....

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Universal 5-axis CMMs introduced

February 11, 2016

Perceptron Inc. has launched a line of 5-axis CMMs featuring the Renishaw® Revo-2 scanning probe and a fully integrated UCC CMM controller and MODUS® metrology software. The scanning probe controls the motion of three CMM and two probe head axes while collecting workpiece data using 3-D...

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Wireless laser receiver works with alignment system

February 9, 2016

Pinpoint Laser Systems has introduced the Microgage wireless laser receiver as an option for use with the Microgage Pro laser alignment system. The wire-free receiver is suitable for checking such geometric alignments as equipment straightness, gantry flatness, machinery squareness, rail and guide...

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Force torque sensor helps automate high-precision tasks

February 4, 2016

Robotiq has introduced the FT 300 force torque sensor. With plug-and-play integration on all universal robots, the sensor helps automate high-precision tasks such as product testing, assembly, and part insertion. The sensor comes with all the necessary mechanical parts, including USB wiring and...

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Portable CMM offers increased accuracy for 3-D measurement

February 3, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence has introduced the 77 series portable coordinate measuring machine (PCMM), which the company says is the most accurate Romer Absolute Arm to date. It is designed for high-end 3-D measurement applications. The machine achieves nearly a 20 percent improvement in scanning...

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Surface finish measuring system offers nanometer-range measurements

February 1, 2016

Mahr Federal has introduced an entry-level surface finish and contour measuring system that can generate both surface and contour measurements in a single pass. The MarSurf® UD 130 offers nanometer-range measurements, high measuring and positioning speeds, a biomimetic probe design with increased...

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Shop floor CMM combines 5-axis technology, mobility

February 1, 2016

Advanced Industrial Measurement Systems (AIMS) has introduced the Revolution Series HB shop floor CMM. According to the manufacturer, the machine is the only mobile 5-axis CMM on the market. The unit is constructed with a polymer-cast base and a roll-around stand with casters that can be locked...

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Fischer Technology opens sales office in Michigan

January 28, 2016

Windsor, Conn.-based Fischer Technology Inc., manufacturer of coating thickness, material testing, nanoindentation, and material analysis instrumentation, has expanded with a new office in Livonia, Mich., providing technical sales and service support. The company has appointed Jeff Stoner as...

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Weld inspection system finds defects in large, heavy-wall pipe

January 27, 2016

Xiris Automation Inc. offers the WI-3000 weld inspection system for large, heavy-wall pipes. The laser-based system employs a redesigned sensor head with high-resolution, high-quality optics, states the manufacturer. Field of view is from 1.38 to 3.94 in. across depending on the model type,...

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Foerster supplies NDT systems for new Benteler plant in Louisiana

January 25, 2016

Foerster has completed delivery of the biggest order in its corporate history, supplying a complete Circoson WT NDT system, including tables, drivers, automation, and software integration of all test instruments, to the new Benteler facility in Shreveport, La. The technology tests seamless...

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Heidenhain appoints VP of sales and marketing

January 25, 2016

Heidenhain Corp., Schaumburg, Ill., a manufacturer of precision measurement and control equipment, has hired David Doyle as vice president of sales and marketing in North America. He has more than 25 years of extensive management experience. Doyle served most recently as vice president of the...

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