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Alloy analyzers identify light elements in metal, alloy applications

September 16, 2015

Rigaku Analytical Devices has introduced Katana™, a hand-held, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) analyzer. It offers on-the-spot identification of difficult alloys, including aluminum grades. The unit delivers results with QuickID™ software in less than 2 sec., according to the...

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CMM withstands harsh environments

September 11, 2015

Keyence offers the XM series CMM. It can be installed in any environment and allows any operator to perform intuitive 3-D measurements with high accuracy, says the company. Measurements are made using an on-screen, interactive visual guide and touch probe. The unit does not require any...

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Remanufactured CMMs include laser scanning sensor, touch software

September 10, 2015

Perceptron now offers remanufactured CMMs for resale. The repurposed machines include CNC and electronics, TouchDMIS™ measuring software, and a Perceptron ScanR™ laser scanner, integrated with its TouchCloud ™ software module to offer full point-cloud creation with automatic feature...

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Perceptron appoints western regional sales manager

September 4, 2015

Perceptron Inc., Plymouth, Mich., has announced the appointment of Terry Wear as the new western regional sales manager for Coord3 CMM sales and the company’s 3-D product lines. Wear worked previously for Verisurf Software as director of engineering. He has more than 30 years of coordinate...

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Laboratory Testing announces continuation of A2LA accreditation

September 1, 2015

Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), Hatfield, Pa., has been approved for continued accreditation by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025-2005. The scope of the accreditation also has been expanded for mechanical testing and calibration...

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Aicon to highlight measurement and testing technology at Sept. 9 event

August 24, 2015

Aicon Americas will host the Aicon Technology Fair on Sept. 9, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at its headquarters in Plymouth , Mich. The event is designed for people working in dimensional inspection, material and component testing, vehicle safety and dynamics testing, reverse engineering, and...

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Intuitive analysis software offers weld seam inspection

August 20, 2015

Vitronic offers a new release of its VIROwsi weld seam inspection system. The analysis software has a new design to help ensure intuitiveness and usability. At the heart of the optical system is a user interface for setting the parameters of machine vision components and for configuring new...

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Software enhanced to better manage measuring data in real time

August 6, 2015

Mitutoyo America Corp. has released MeasurLink™ 8.0, which builds on the functionality of the previous version to allow operators to collect data from most measuring instruments and analyze, monitor, and manage the results in real time. The latest version reintroduces the Gage Management...

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Passivation app allows technicians to chart stainless steel oxidation levels

July 22, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies offers the SURFOX™ Smart Passivation Tester, a component of its electrochemical cleaning system that analyzes passivation levels in stainless steel. The tool includes a cloud-based app, managed via smartphone, that measures chemical levels to determine the degree of...

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Electronic surface thermometer reads temps without constant calibration

July 20, 2015

LA-CO Industries Inc. has introduced the Tempil Estik® electronic surface thermometer for temperature-monitoring applications. It eliminates the need to carry multiple temperature indicators. The unit directly touches the surface of the materials being inspected. The digital readout instantly...

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Aicon 3D Systems marks 25 years in business

July 17, 2015

Aicon 3D Systems GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany, marks its 25th anniversary in 2015. The firm develops, manufactures, and supplies 3-D metrology for various applications. Founded in 1990, the company was a spinoff from Volkswagen Research and Technical University Braunschweig. After starting in...

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Compact balances offer weighing flexibility in tight spaces

July 16, 2015

Mettler Toledo has launched the ML-T line of compact, battery-operated balances. They combine larger-than-average weighing pans with a small footprint for use in day-to-day weighing in almost any manufacturing environment. A standard weigh-in guide and large, color touchscreen with...

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Videoscope handles diverse inspection environments

July 14, 2015

Olympus has introduced the series C industrial videoscope. According to the manufacturer, the compact, portable instrument delivers high-quality still images and videos and high durability for use in diverse inspection environments. The videoscope features eight brightness settings, glare...

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Miniature rotary encoder made for tight spaces

July 2, 2015

Numerik Jena’s Kit R rotary optical encoder, available from Heidenhain Corp., is suitable for motion feedback applications in which installation space is limited. The scanning unit has a very low height profile of only 0.14 in. The lightweight aluminum graduation carrier disk is 0.02 in. thick....

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Spectrometers designed for R&D, process/quality control applications

July 2, 2015

Spectro Analytical Instruments has introduced two Spectrolab arc/spark optical emission spectrometers for metal analysis. They deliver ultrahigh-speed measurement, ultralow limits of detection, elemental flexibility, and stability for metals industry R&D and process/quality control applications....

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