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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How the welder shortage affects the infrastructure

November 19, 2013

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The qualified-welder shortage presents significant problems for infrastructure and power industries. New welders need to be recruited, and displaced welders may need to be retrained for today’s jobs.

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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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SensorData Technologies unveils redesigned website

October 23, 2013

SensorData Technologies Inc., Shelby Township, Mich., a manufacturer of standard and custom force, torque, load, and strain sensors, has launched a completely redesigned website at www.sensordata.com. The website offers an online standard product catalog, application success story library, white...

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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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Portable videoscope inspection system features pan-and-tilt color camera head - TheFabricator.com

Portable videoscope inspection system features pan-and-tilt color camera head

September 30, 2013

Lenox Instrument Co. has introduced its portable videoscope system. The self-contained system combines video technology, cordless operation, and portability for the inspection of tube and pipe, heat exchangers drill pipe, turbines, airframes, bridges, power-generation equipment, process tanks...

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Penlight-style light delivers 140 lumens for inspections - TheFabricator.com

Penlight-style light delivers 140 lumens for inspections

September 18, 2013

The lightweight WorkStar® Pocket Floodlight™ from Maxxeon features an LED light that produces more than 140 lumens. Its wide-angle, floodlight-style beam pattern is free from dark spots or hot spots, according to the manufacturer. The clear pattern, combined with the intense white...

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UV-A LED flashlights suitable for NDT inspection - TheFabricator.com

UV-A LED flashlights suitable for NDT inspection

September 18, 2013

Spectronics Corp. has introduced the OPTI-LUX™ 365 series UV-A LED flashlight, designed for NDT inspections. High- and standard-intensity versions are available, each with or without an internal black light filter. The black light filter reduces the output of wavelengths longer than 400...

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Robot-assisted 3-D scanning handles delicate structures

September 11, 2013

Breuckmann's stereoSCAN allows automated 3-D scanning in conjunction with Aicon's DPA CMM. Designed to scan delicate structures and small deviations at a maximum level of accuracy, the system can be adjusted with a quick change of the lenses or repositioning of the camera modules. Measuring fields...

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Hexagon Metrology announces plans for Live on Location event in October

September 11, 2013

Hexagon Metrology is hosting a Live on Location event at its corporate headquarters in North Kingstown, R.I., in October. On Oct. 9, attendees will learn about the latest upgrades to SpatialAnalyzer with hands-on demonstrations. Topics will include optimization, unified spatial metrology network,...

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