Testing and Measuring Products

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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Flowmeter's measuring accuracy is 0.1 percent of rate

January 29, 2014

Siemens Corp. has introduced the ultracompact Sitrans FC410, the lightest-weight Coriolis flowmeter for skid and machine builders. The flowmeter has a measuring accuracy of 0.1 percent of rate. With dimensions of 10.4 by 11 by 3.5 in. and a weight of 10 lbs. in the 0.5-in. sensor, the meter is...

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Measurement software

Measurement software updated with new modules

January 15, 2014

Hexagon Metrology has announced the availability of PC-DMIS 2013 MR1, a midterm release of its measurement software for collecting, evaluating, managing, and presenting manufacturing data. The new version uses Microsoft 6.0 common controls, and their appearance in dialog boxes has been...

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Small-footprint CMM inspects single and production parts

January 8, 2014

The new BENCHMARK™ CMM from Coord3 is designed for cost-effectiveness with a small footprint. Its half-gantry alloy design has X and Y axes at the same level to provide rigidity for inspection of small and medium-size parts. The open structure is suitable for the inspection of...

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Vision-guided technology designed for robotics applications - TheFabricator.com

Vision-guided technology designed for robotics applications

December 12, 2013

ABB Robotics has introduced Integrated Vision, a smart camera system for 2-D vision-guided robotics applications. Powered by Cognex, the system features the patented PatMax® algorithm for advanced part location. According to the manufacturer, the result is robust inspection, defect...

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Wireless probe extends capability of tracker system - TheFabricator.com

Wireless probe extends capability of tracker system

December 5, 2013

Hexagon Metrology has introduced the Leica B-Probe, an entry-level, wireless probing device that extends the capability of the Leica Absolute Tracker AT402. The hand-held probe is designed for the inspection, alignment, and assembly of large-scale fabrications such as railway coaches, construction...

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Videoscopes for remote quality control inspections record video, still images - TheFabricator.com

Videoscopes for remote quality control inspections record video, still images

December 3, 2013

Titan Tool Supply has introduced a new line of videoscopes to conduct remote quality control visual inspections required for aviation maintenance, casting inspection, cavity inspection, diesel or gasoline engine repair, locomotive maintenance, and ship maintenance. The TVSG videoscopes can...

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E-courses highlight testing methods to evaluate welds

November 26, 2013

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology has added two new e-courses to its lineup of online courses. The Destructive Testing Methods online course concentrates on methods used to evaluate welds by performing tests and determining the weld defects. It contains seven video segments totaling a run...

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Mobile gas analyzer determines gas composition in pressurized lines - TheFabricator.com

Mobile gas analyzer determines gas composition in pressurized lines

November 6, 2013

Witt Gas Controls LP has introduced the OXYBABY® P, a mobile analyzer that determines the oxygen and CO2 gas composition from 1 to 100 percent in a pressurized supply line. It displays the results in increments of 0.1 percent. An ultracompact pressure regulator integrated in the hand-held...

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Flowmeter's digital display helps eliminate argon waste - TheFabricator.com

Flowmeter's digital display helps eliminate argon waste

November 6, 2013

The new DFM77 digital flowmeter from Use Less Argon LLC features a large digital display of the exact argon flow rate number in cubic feet per hour. This number can be read from a distance of up to 40 ft. away so that management can monitor argon usage. The patented flowmeter is designed to...

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Portable industrial stands hold scanners, portable arms

November 4, 2013

Brunson Instrument Co. offers the TetraLock lightweight industrial metrology stand. The pyramid-like structure uses a prestressed tetrahedron design for stability. Made from aluminum and stainless steel, the stand is available with a choice of thread mount, pad feet, and a duffel-style carrying...

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Multitouch software complements portable measurement applications - TheFabricator.com

Multitouch software complements portable measurement applications

November 4, 2013

Hexagon Metrology has announced the availability of Romer measuring arm packages equipped with PC-DMIS Touch Portable measurement software. Using high-resolution multitouch display technology on a tablet PC, users physically interact with the software's guided measurement sequences and report...

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CNC digitizing canned cycle introduced

October 31, 2013

Diversified Machine Systems has introduced a simplified CNC digitizing canned cycle developed by Fagor Automation. Designed to reduce digitizing setup time, the cycle allows the operator to set up the CNC machine center in a few minutes for digitizing simple or complex parts by using a single...

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Portable crane scales battery-powered with wireless remote - TheFabricator.com

Portable crane scales battery-powered with wireless remote

October 23, 2013

Alliance Scale Inc. offers Alliance/CAS IE series crane scales, which feature a wireless remote control with a 32-ft. range and function keys for power, zero, tare, and hold. Offered in capacities of 100 by 0.05 lbs., 200 by 0.1 lbs., 500 by 0.2 lbs., 1,000 by 0.5 lbs., and 2,000 by 1.0 lbs.,...

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Digital toolset helps operators troubleshoot alignment problems - TheFabricator.com

Digital toolset helps operators troubleshoot alignment problems

October 9, 2013

Brunson Instrument Co. has released the AlignCam™ CCD sensor, TeleView™ software, and an instrument adapter. The digital toolset helps operators troubleshoot precision alignment problems, as well as archive and document results. The system provides a live image and continuous...

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Commercial power sensor measures very high-power fiber lasers - TheFabricator.com

Commercial power sensor measures very high-power fiber lasers

October 4, 2013

Ophir Photonics, a Newport Corp. brand, has introduced the 100K-W laser power meter. According to the company, it is the first commercial sensor for measuring very high-power 100-kW lasers. Designed for fiber lasers used in industrial material processing, such as thermal ablation, heavy-section...

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