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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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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Prime Controls included in 2013 Inc. 5000 list

September 9, 2013

Inc. magazine has ranked Prime Controls, a Dayton, Ohio-based sensor and control manufacturer, No. 3044 on its 500|5000 list, a ranking of America's fastest-growing private companies. The company has expanded its workforce by 50 percent in the last couple years and has recently purchased and...

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Device measures ferrite content in duplex steel weld seams - TheFabricator.com

Device measures ferrite content in duplex steel weld seams

September 6, 2013

Fischer has developed the hand-held FERITSCOPE® FMP30 instrument, which measures the ferrite content of duplex steel weld seams using the magnetic induction method and displays it either as percent ferrite content or as a WRC (Welding Research Council) ferrite number. With duplex steel, the...

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Monitoring surface temperatures with phase-change materials - TheFabricator.com

Monitoring surface temperatures with phase-change materials

September 5, 2013

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In a modern-day manufacturing environment where the goal is to keep processes uncomplicated and repeatable, temperature-indicating products used in the welding process make a lot of sense.

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Laboratory Testing employee named MIL-STD-2132 Examiner in ultrasonic testing - TheFabricator.com

Laboratory Testing employee named MIL-STD-2132 Examiner in ultrasonic testing

August 22, 2013

Laboratory Testing Inc., an independent testing and metrology laboratory in Hatfield, Pa., has announced that Phil Trach, its NDT technical coordinator, has been approved as an NDT MIL-STD-2132 Examiner in contact ultrasonic testing (UT). He also holds MIL-STD-2132 Examiner certification in...

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Redesigned optical measuring system doubles accuracy - TheFabricator.com

Redesigned optical measuring system doubles accuracy

August 14, 2013

Mahr Federal has introduced the new MarShaft™ Scope Plus, a fully automatic optical measuring system for dimensional testing of turned parts. It offers micron-level measurements and includes a new MarWin®-based controller and system architecture. The system also incorporates new...

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Multi-LED, broad-beam UV-A lamps suitable for NDT inspection - TheFabricator.com

Multi-LED, broad-beam UV-A lamps suitable for NDT inspection

August 13, 2013

Spectronics Corp. has introduced the Spectroline® TRITAN™ 365 series of multi-LED, broad-beam UV-A (365 nm) lamps for a variety of NDT applications. Each lamp features three ultrahigh-flux UV-A LEDs, plus a white light LED to illuminate dark work areas. A rubber bumper with a...

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Weld inspection carts tailored to hold any workpiece shape - TheFabricator.com

Weld inspection carts tailored to hold any workpiece shape

August 8, 2013

Bilsing Automation North America has introduced a new custom-designed weld inspection cart that allows access to all body panel welds for integrity testing. The portable, wheeled carts can be tailored to hold any workpiece shape. Components such as fenders, hoods, and doors are mounted to the...

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