Articles by Michelle Bangert

Editor's Note: A Quality Medium

March 30, 2010
We’re back. Our last full issue of NDT appeared in October when I discussed Halloween and the general well-being of Americans on the rise. Now winter has come and mostly gone, though a bag of what looked suspiciously like Halloween candy did appear in our office this morning-a good five months past the holiday, or if you are very pro-Halloween, seven months early.
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2010 Plant of the Year Award: Quality Starts on the Floor

February 26, 2010
By focusing on innovation, quality and service on the shop floor as well as the corner office, family-owned Pelco Products has garnered Quality’s 2010 Plant of the Year Award.
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Quality Innovations: Inspection at Your Fingertips

February 26, 2010
Keyence’s (Woodcliff Lake, NJ) new IM-6000 Series inspection system combines two areas of quality.
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The Real Manufacturers of Orange County

February 25, 2010
“California is a fine place to live, if you happen to be an orange,” according to Comedian Fred Allen. I can’t address the living situation, but it is a nice place to visit, particularly if you happen to be interested in manufacturing.
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Quality Innovations: Force Gage Fits the Bill

January 29, 2010
As Mark-10’s (Copiague, NY) Series 5 force gage begins shipping this year, it is the result of feedback from customers around the world.
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Quality Innovations: Air to the Rescue

December 22, 2009
The Air Assist Movement System can increase the productivity and throughput of a CMM, allowing for faster measurements without heavy lifting.
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From the Editor: Serendipity and Success

December 22, 2009
Welcome back to Vision & Sensors, and happy New Year! I hope Santa was good to you, and that your holiday season created more treasured family memories than havoc. The economy may seem to be full of surprises, but at least the start of 2010 looks to be more promising than the start of 2009.
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Working with Integrators

December 22, 2009
Integrators and consultants explain how to make the machine vision integration process as smooth and painless as possible.
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Quality Innovations: The Need for Speed

December 1, 2009
Whether transporting parts or people, linear motor technology provides many benefits. The technology has been used on both high-speed trains and high-speed measuring machines to provide speed and accuracy without generating unwanted heat or friction.
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Editor's Note: The ABCs of NDT

October 30, 2009
All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten, by Robert Fulghum, offers some great lessons: Share everything. Play fair. Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
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