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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Portable flaw detector introduced - TheFabricator.com

Portable flaw detector introduced

July 10, 2013

Olympus has introduced the OmniScan® SX flaw detector for linear zero-degree inspections, such as corrosion mapping and composite inspection, as well as weld inspection using one phased-array group or one time-of-flight diffraction (TOFD) channel. Two models are available: the SX PA and SX...

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Borescopes extendible for tube, pipe inspections - TheFabricator.com

Borescopes extendible for tube, pipe inspections

July 10, 2013

Lenox Instrument Co. offers sectional, extendible, modular borescopes for tube and pipe inspections. Users can add extender sections to provide long working lengths up to 120 ft. The borescopes, available in diameters of 0.91, 1.38, 1.77, and 2.76 in., allow identification of flaws as small as...

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Unit performs photogrammetry, 3-D scanning automatically

June 26, 2013

The ATOS Plus from Capture 3D integrates photogrammetry, 3-D scanning, and inspection to provide dimensional analysis and verification. It eliminates the need for precise fixtures, streamlining the measurement process while decreasing overall project time, the company states. The unit is available...

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Flaw detection system uses guided-wave technology - TheFabricator.com

Flaw detection system uses guided-wave technology

June 20, 2013

Olympus has introduced the UltraWave™ LRT, a flaw detection system that uses guided-wave technology to perform long-range inspections on pipes and pipelines. The NDT technique inspects and localizes areas of potential degradation, such as corrosion and metal loss. The technology is based...

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Metrology software includes 40 updates

June 20, 2013

Hexagon Metrology has launched PC-DMIS 2013 metrology software. It focuses on the collection, evaluation, management, and presentation of manufacturing data to help reduce scrap, improve throughput, and build lean manufacturing operations. The new Width Construction feature facilitates the...

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Flange, base plate scale fits in combination square for multiple measurements - TheFabricator.com

Flange, base plate scale fits in combination square for multiple measurements

June 12, 2013

J & B Specialty Tool Inc. offers a new scale for laying out the holes on steel beam flanges and base plates. It temporarily replaces the scale in an existing combination square, according to the manufacturer. Rather than using as many as four other tools and having to readjust the...

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Tube fin removal tool peels rapidly for tube inspection - TheFabricator.com

Tube fin removal tool peels rapidly for tube inspection

May 23, 2013

The Fin MILLHOG® tube fin removal tool from Esco Tool is designed to peel back 4 in. of fin in less than 2 min. to permit rapid inspection and X-ray of the weld for quality control. Suitable for tube repair and replacement, this portable tool mounts rigidly in the tube ID, has no reaction...

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Arc process monitoring system controls weld pool conditions remotely

May 8, 2013

Spark-Robo is a new arc process viewing and monitoring system produced by Servo-Robot. It includes dual digital color video technology for weld pool and global process area viewing and control combined with laser vision. This system is applicable to arc processes that require precise remote...

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System locks metrology instruments into place - TheFabricator.com

System locks metrology instruments into place

April 30, 2013

Brunson Instrument Co. has announced the availability of the EasyConnect™ instrument mounting system. Using the system, a metrology technician can instantly connect and disconnect a laser tracker, theodolite, articulating arm, or optical instrument to and from a standard 3.5-in.-8 external...

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Unit scans reflective objects without surface preparation - TheFabricator.com

Unit scans reflective objects without surface preparation

April 22, 2013

AiMESS has developed R3Dscan, a fringe projection 3-D digitizing system that scans and measures reflective and transparent objects without the need for surface preparation. The system does not analyze an object's reflection but instead uses an infrared detector to trace the energy that is...

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Authoring software added to flexible gauge

April 10, 2013

Origin Intl. Inc. offers a customized Renishaw Equator™ flexible gauge that includes Origin's Equator authoring software. The software module allows users to create part programs on their existing CMMs from measuring the master part. Using the part program and measured results file, the software...

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Optical measuring system handles large objects

April 4, 2013

Aicon 3D Systems offers the MoveInspect HR optical measuring system with the hand-held MI.Probe. The system measures large robot-picked objects quickly and reliably, the company reports. The system is suitable for mobile or fixed applications. In mobile applications, the large objects are measured...

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Weld purge monitor reads to 1 PPM - TheFabricator.com

Weld purge monitor reads to 1 PPM

April 1, 2013

The PurgEye® 300 Nano Weld Purge Monitor™ from Huntingdon Fusion Techniques has been updated to read down to 1 PPM using a new-style zirconia sensor. It is suitable for weld purging of stainless, duplex, and superduplex steels, as well as titanium, zirconium, and nickel alloys. In...

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Wireless rotary axis calibrator measures angular position to ±1 arcsecond

March 26, 2013

The new Renishaw XR20-W calibration system measures the angular position of rotary axes to within ±1 arcsecond, wirelessly, for testing the accuracy of lathes, multiaxis machine tools, mill/turn machines, trunnion tables, and spindles. The system works in conjunction with XL-80 or ML10 laser...

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Crawler inspects large pipe with high flow, deep mud, big obstacles - TheFabricator.com

Crawler inspects large pipe with high flow, deep mud, big obstacles

March 25, 2013

The RX400 crawler body from Envirosight LLC is designed to inspect pipe up to 10 ft. in diameter. It has a built-in, remotely operated camera lift with 17.5 in. of vertical travel — enough to center viewing in a 60-in. line. The crawler integrates with any ROVVER X pipe inspection system...

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