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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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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Coordinate Metrology Society launches certification program for laser tracker users

January 20, 2016

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS), Weatherford, Texas, has announced the availability of a level-two certification program for laser tracker users at its upcoming 2016 conference. This hands-on, device-specific performance examination is for portable laser tracking systems used for...

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Jaw force gauges measure productive and safe grip on workpieces

January 20, 2016

New jaw force gauges from Dillon Mfg. allow users to measure the force applied to each chuck jaw independently to help diagnose problems before a failure occurs. The reading in pounds of chucking force per jaw is the holding force available for that specific jaw, rather than a total force of two or...

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EMS Inc., Automated Precision Inc. announce reseller partnership

January 19, 2016

EMS, a provider of 3-D scanning and 3-D printing systems in Tampa, Fla., and Automated Precision Inc. (API) have announced a formal reseller partnership to distribute API’s laser tracker metrology products in the U.S. EMS will resell API’s OmniTrac2 and Radian products and will add the...

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Dimensioning system offers simplified setup

January 12, 2016

Rice Lake Weighing Systems offers iDimension™ 100 for calculating NTEP-certified dimensions of boxes, flats, polybags, and tubes. The dimensioning system’s multiple patented sensing technology and 3-D imaging work together to help optimize time and throughput, says the company. In 0.2...

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Integrated analysis program now provides fluid analysis, reporting

January 6, 2016

IronCAD has updated its MPIC (Multi-physics for IronCAD) integrated analysis program. It provides advanced finite element analysis, focusing on simplified use for fully coupled multiphysics stress, thermal, electrostatic, and fluid analysis. The new computational fluid dynamics module is based...

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LTI announces retirement of longtime mechanical testing specialist

January 4, 2016

After more than 27 years with Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), a family-owned independent testing and metrology laboratory in Hatfield, Pa., Mechanical Testing Specialist Glenn Derstine has retired. Derstine joined the company in 1988 from Rex Heat Treat, formerly known as J.W. Rex Co. He managed...

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Wide-base combination square maintains stable contact with work surface

December 23, 2015

LaGesse Products LLC has developed the LaSquare as an alternative to the traditional combination square. The design has a 2-in.-wide base to help ensure stable contact with the work surface, giving users the ability to square odd-shaped materials, mark on a second axis, and clamp to the work...

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