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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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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Tools added to metrology software

January 23, 2013

Hexagon Metrology Inc. has announced the release of PC-DMIS 2012 MR1 metrology software. It is used for the collection, evaluation, management, and presentation of manufacturing data. It offers model-based definition support, resulting in point-and-click measurement plans. A user can import a CAD...

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Impact sensor monitors equipment performance - TheFabricator.com

Impact sensor monitors equipment performance

January 22, 2013

PHD Inc. has introduced the PHD series KG impact sensor for monitoring equipment performance. It attaches to any piece of equipment that has motion. Featuring single-axis/bidirectional sensitivity, the sensor attaches to the moving part of a machine or device and monitors impact. A PLC can...

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CMMs, vision systems packaged with related equipment, services - TheFabricator.com

CMMs, vision systems packaged with related equipment, services

January 17, 2013

Mitutoyo America Corp. has introduced a new sales program based on packaging select CMMs and vision systems with related equipment and service packages at no extra cost over the price of the base machine. The Gold Care program packages peripheral equipment and multiyear service packages with a...

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CMM incorporates wireless thermal compensation system - TheFabricator.com

CMM incorporates wireless thermal compensation system

January 8, 2013

Coord3 Metrology LLC has introduced the European-manufactured Universal line of vertical-bridge CMMs to the North American market. The machine features an alloy, moving-frame design for improved dynamics and measuring accuracy. It incorporates wireless thermal compensation of both machine and...

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App designed for ultrasonic flaw detection, XRF inspections - TheFabricator.com

App designed for ultrasonic flaw detection, XRF inspections

December 18, 2012

Olympus NDT has introduced the Industrial Tech Guide app for Android® and iPhone® smartphones. Available for download on Google Play and iTunes, this free mobile application contains two knowledge-based sections designed for technicians performing ultrasonic flaw detection and X-ray...

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Optical measuring system integrates into tube bending tool - TheFabricator.com

Optical measuring system integrates into tube bending tool

December 3, 2012

Schwarze-Robitec has developed the Springmatic optical measuring system. Integrated into a bending tool, it measures bent tubes directly while tensioned on the bending machine and either starts the required bending process or saves the correction value for subsequent bends. Tube processors can...

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