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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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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Inspection software released in dual-column version - TheFabricator.com

Inspection software released in dual-column version

November 8, 2012

Delcam has introduced a dual-column version of PowerINSPECT inspection software. The combination of a dual-column CMM and the software allows the simultaneous measurement of different features on larger parts. Parts can be measured in a single coordinate system without repositioning. Models are...

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Videoscope systems suitable for tube, pipe inspections - TheFabricator.com

Videoscope systems suitable for tube, pipe inspections

October 30, 2012

Lenox Instrument Co. offers a complete line of videoscope imaging systems, including UV models that help speed inspection time and provide clear illumination of welds and surface defects such as pitting, corrosion, and denting inside tubing and pipe. The systems feature a choice of...

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App allows smartphone to control surface measurement drive unit - TheFabricator.com

App allows smartphone to control surface measurement drive unit

October 29, 2012

Mahr Federal has introduced a new Android® app that lets users measure common surface roughness parameters using their smartphones and other Android operating system devices. The MarSurf® One app interfaces via Bluetooth® with a Mahr RD 18 drive unit and probe to measure such...

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Inspection service helps ensure welds are fit for purpose

October 11, 2012

Keighley Laboratories offers a comprehensive weld testing and inspection service, including welding procedure consultancy and approval; welder qualification tests, on-site weld investigation; and through its newly upgraded Test House, a complete range of destructive, nondestructive, and...

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Image processing systems automate surface inspection - TheFabricator.com

Image processing systems automate surface inspection

October 9, 2012

Vitronic offers Vinspec turnkey automated surface inspection systems. The 2-D and 3-D camera-based systems generally are installed inline to inspect surfaces at production speed. Parts with any shape, area, and contours are recorded reliably, even when the part is not positioned precisely, the...

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Scanning probe head measures complex part features - TheFabricator.com

Scanning probe head measures complex part features

October 2, 2012

Hexagon Metrology has released the LSP-X1h probe head for analog scanning on select Global Silver CMMs. The 3-D analog scanning probe collects thousands of data points for evaluation of complex part features. It supports single-point probing, high-speed scanning, and self-centering modes in...

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Measuring arm offers wireless option - TheFabricator.com

Measuring arm offers wireless option

September 24, 2012

The Romer Absolute Arm with integrated laser scanner from Hexagon Metrology offers an acquisition speed of up to 50,000 points per sec. This enables users to move the scanner over the measurement object quickly while achieving high-quality data, even on difficult-to-scan surfaces, the company...

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Modular overhead track lighting system designed for NDT inspection - TheFabricator.com

Modular overhead track lighting system designed for NDT inspection

September 17, 2012

Spectronics Corp. has introduced the Spectroline® ONT-365 On-Trak™ NDT inspection system. The modular, overhead track light-style system, which employs UV-A and white light LEDs attached to a mountable platform, is suitable for use in NDT inspection booths, pre-inspections, and...

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Laser profiling accessory attaches to crawler without tools - TheFabricator.com

Laser profiling accessory attaches to crawler without tools

September 4, 2012

The new RedLine™ laser accessory from Envirosight LLC attaches to the ROVVER X™ inspection crawler to perform geometric profiling of the insides of buried pipelines. Captured profile data is analyzed to verify proper pipe installation, plan relining projects, determine remaining pipe...

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