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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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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Kits, tools permit springback development on all ferrous, nonferrous materials

March 12, 2013

Urethane Tooling & Engineering Corp. has introduced a line of springback development kits, tools and services for metal forming applications involving material up to 0.125 in. thick and thicker. The tools permit accurate development for springback of all ferrous and nonferrous materials,...

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Fiber-optic light system illuminates borescopes

March 7, 2013

Titan Tool Supply Inc. has introduced the new LuxPro LED fiber-optic illuminator to provide high-output light for borescopes. It is designed to exceed the brightness of a 150-W halogen bulb while reducing energy consumption by about 50 percent, the company says. The maintenance-free LED has a bulb...

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Test equipment helps keep metalworking fluid in good condition - TheFabricator.com

Test equipment helps keep metalworking fluid in good condition

March 6, 2013

Eriez® HydroFlow® offers a line of commonly used test equipment and titration kits for measuring metalworking fluid conditions. The automatic temperature compensating refractometer allows plant operators to determine the concentration of metalworking coolants and cleaners, heat-treating...

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Software module's graphical interface simplifies gear measurement routines - TheFabricator.com

Software module's graphical interface simplifies gear measurement routines

February 28, 2013

Hexagon Metrology has released PC-DMIS Gear 2.5, a software module designed for basic and advanced gear measurement applications. The new version simplifies measurement routines by using a parameter-driven graphical interface to speed inspections of helical spur, bevel gears, and pinions. The...

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LED flashlight designed for NDT - TheFabricator.com

LED flashlight designed for NDT

February 19, 2013

Spectronics Corp. has introduced the Spectroline® OPTIMAX™ 365, a cordless, rechargeable, UV-A LED flashlight suitable for NDT applications such as MPI, FPI, and general fluorescent inspection. The flashlight produces a nominal steady-state UV-A intensity of up to 18,000 µW/cm2...

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Software integrates with robot for inline, 3-D inspection

February 7, 2013

Metrologic Group offers the X4 i-Robot for inline, 3-D inspection. Measuring accuracy is independent of the robot’s positioning precision. Robot motions are synchronized with measurements, and the robot trajectory is controlled by a simplified part program. The measuring system is based on a...

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