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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Software integrated in measuring device for tube quality control

April 14, 2014

Prodim has developed TubeCheck software for quality control of tubes. Integrated into the company’s Proliner® Tracker 10IS measuring device, the software enables digitization of tubes on the device’s screen for checking. The portable device can measure points and contours with high...

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Quality assurance gets an upgrade at Eaton Fabricating

April 14, 2014

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Eaton Fabricating Co. Inc., Grafton, Ohio, revamped its front office and shop floor operation to ensure parts emerge from machines right the first time. The key is that management gives operators time to perform quality assurance checks at every stage in manufacturing.

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3-D tube measurement system uses eight high-res cameras

April 7, 2014

Aicon offers the TubeInspect P series 3-D tube measurement system. It is equipped with the latest camera and LED illumination technology, as well as precise, long-term stable glass reference, states the company. The P8 model is equipped with eight high-resolution cameras, suitable for tubes and...

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Quality Vision Intl. acquires ShapeGrabber

April 3, 2014

Vision metrology company Quality Vision Intl., Rochester, N.Y., has acquired ShapeGrabber Inc., a manufacturer of automated 3-D scanners for industrial applications. ShapeGrabber, also based in Rochester, now is a wholly owned subsidiary of QVI. The 3-D laser scanners are suitable for measuring...

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Nitrogen regulator’s delivery pressure reaches 3,000 PSI

March 27, 2014

The new RHP3680 nitrogen regulator from Uniweld Products features a solid brass body and bonnet, delivery pressure from 200 to 3,000 PSI, and maximum inlet pressure of 5,000 PSI. Designed for use in pressure vessel testing and in the aviation industry, it has 2-in. single-scale gauges, a CGA680...

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Software update adds new features to inspection system

March 25, 2014

George Products Co. has released version 4.0 of its software for its Oasis inspection system. The update offers new functions, including reporting customizations to the logo and header, bar code scanner capabilities, and increased search functionality. Overall length now can be measured outside...

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Measurement systems integrate into automotive production lines

March 20, 2014

Hexagon Metrology has introduced 360° Smart Inline Measurement Solutions (360° SIMS), a new line of measurement systems that can be integrated into automotive production lines for use during launch, ramp-up, and ongoing production. They enable full surface inspection and critical features...

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Inline surface inspection systems configured for master coils, slit strips, blanks

March 19, 2014

Boulder Imaging offers the SCX series inline surface inspection system for coated steel and the SX series system for polished stainless steel. Processing is configured for one- and two-sided inspection of master coils, slit strips, and cut-to-length blanks. Both systems also support aluminum...

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Pipe marking unit includes digital inclinometer gauge

March 18, 2014

Sumner Mfg. offers the Sumner Center Punch for measuring angles and marking pipe. It includes a digital inclinometer gauge which displays angles to the nearest hundredth. The gauge is set on an angled magnetic base, from which it can be removed, that contains a push-button, spring-loaded striking...

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Miniature infrared touch probe made for micromachining applications

March 13, 2014

Hexagon Metrology has announced the availability of the m&h IRP40.50 infrared touch probe. Suitable for inspection in tight spaces, it was designed to address the needs of miniature machining centers. According to the manufacturer, the probe is the smallest available self-contained wireless CNC...

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Jenoptik launches The Better Parts Challenge road show

March 12, 2014

Jenoptik Industrial Metrology, a manufacturer and system provider of tactile and nontactile production metrology, has launched The Better Parts Challenge. The company will be inviting U.S.-based manufacturers to bring their part-quality challenges to its road shows across the U.S., where the...

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Infrared scanner measures lightweight materials without spraying

March 5, 2014

AiMESS Services GmbH offers the patented 3-D R3Dscan infrared scanner for automated use in a production line. The fringe projection system detects lightweight materials, such as carbon fiber, glass fiber, and fiber-reinforced plastics, without having to treat the surface of the object to be...

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Absolute measuring interferometer drives up to 100 channels

March 5, 2014

In cooperation with University of Oxford, Etalon AG has developed Absolute Multiline Technology for use in the precision measurement of lengths up to 65.62 ft. It combines the features of an interferometer with those of absolute measuring systems. The laser beam can be interrupted at any time...

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Shop floor CMM offers manual, automatic measuring functionality

February 25, 2014

Hexagon Metrology has introduced the Tesa MH3D-Dual CMM. It offers a combination of manual and automatic measurement functionality. The unit’s flexible Tesa-Reflex Dual data management software has seven measuring options: points, lines, circles, planes, cones, spheres, and cylinders. Its...

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Noncontact industrial beam monitoring system has no power restrictions

February 19, 2014

Ophir Photonics has introduced the newest version of BeamWatch™, a noncontact focus spot size and position monitor for very high-power YAG and fiber lasers used in material processing applications such as automotive and aerospace manufacturing. Because there is no contact with the laser...

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