Equipment for metrology, inspection and quality control of dimensional features, internal flaw levels, surface characteristics and other industry specialized parameters.
Inspection Tools and Instruments Categories

3D Scanners (116 suppliers)

3D Scanners use optical, laser, or other methods to capture 3-dimensional information about objects.  The resulting data can be used to reverse engineer an object, measure it, convert it to a digital image, and other applications.

Air Gages (93 suppliers)

Air gages use pneumatic pressure and flow to measure or sort dimensional attributes.

Balancing Machines and Systems (86 suppliers)

Balancing machines and systems dynamically measure and/or correct machine or component balance.

Biological Microscopes (144 suppliers)

Biological microscopes are used to study organisms and their vital processes.

Bore and ID Gages (193 suppliers)

Bore and ID gages are designed for internal diameter dimensional measurement or assessment.

Borescopes (227 suppliers)

Borescopes are optical inspection tools that consist of a rigid or flexible tube, an eyepiece on one end, and an objective lens on the other. They use optical relay components to transfer images of bores and cylinders from a tip to an eyepiece.

Calipers (267 suppliers)

Calipers typically use a precise slide movement for inside, outside, depth or step measurements. Some caliper types are used for comparing or transferring dimensions.

CMM Probes (91 suppliers)

Coordinating measuring machine (CMM) probes are transducers that convert physical measurements into electrical signals, using various measuring systems within the probe structure.

Color Meters and Appearance Instruments (142 suppliers)

Color meters and appearance instruments are used to measure the properties of paints and coatings including color, gloss, haze and transparency.

Color Sensors (93 suppliers)

Color sensors register items by contrast, true color, or translucent index. True color sensors are based on one of the color models, most commonly the RGB model (red, green, blue).

Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM) (169 suppliers)

Coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) are mechanical systems designed to move a measuring probe to determine the coordinates of points on a work piece surface.

Depth Gages (161 suppliers)

Depth gages are used to measure of the depth of holes, cavities, or other component features.

Digital and Video Microscopes (215 suppliers)

Digital and video microscopes are instruments that use digital technology to magnify images of objects. They include built-in cameras and a series of high-powered lenses that provide superior image quality and resolution.

Digital Readouts (139 suppliers)

Digital readouts are specialized displays for position and dimension readings from inspection gages and linear scales, or rotary encoders on machine tools. 

Dimensional and Profile Scanners (348 suppliers)

Dimensional and profile scanners gather two-dimensional (2D) or three-dimensional (3D) information about an object.

Dimensional Gages and Instruments (1,151 suppliers)

Dimensional gages and instruments provide quantitative measurements of product or component dimensional and form attributes such as wall thickness, depth, height, length, inner diameter (ID), outer diameter (OD), taper or bore.

Dimensional Indicators and Comparators (202 suppliers)

Dimensional indicators and comparators measure where the linear movement of a precision spindle or probe is amplified.

Distance Meters (143 suppliers)

Measuring tools are used to measure the distance between two locations or objects.

Electron Microscopes (63 suppliers)

Electron microscopes use a focused beam of electrons instead of light to "image" the specimen and gain information as to its structure and composition.

Electronic Noses (8 suppliers)

Electronic noses detect chemical makeup of odors and flavors, each of which has an identifiable 'fingerprint.'

Feed Escapements (21 suppliers)

Feed escapements are used for individually feeding parts from hoppers, conveyors, magazines, tracks, and vibratory feeders.

Fiberscopes (82 suppliers)

Fiberscopes are flexible borescopes that use fiber optic technology, an eyepiece at one end, and a lens at the other to inspect bores and cavities. They house fiber optic bundles in a flexible tube that allows users to change the viewing angle or navigate curved paths.

Fixed Gages (72 suppliers)

Fixed gages are designed to access a specific attribute based on comparative gaging. These gages are used for quickly assessing approximate size in a go / no-go manner.

Form Gages and Form Gaging Systems (91 suppliers)

Form gages and form gaging systems are used to inspect parameters such as roundness, angularity, squareness, straightness, flatness, runout, taper and concentricity. 

Gage Blocks (104 suppliers)

Gage blocks are manufactured to precise gagemaker tolerance grades for calibrating, checking, and setting fixed and comparative gages.

Height Gages (157 suppliers)

Height gages are used for measuring the height of components or product features.

Infrared Windows (36 suppliers)

Infrared windows are IR transmissive viewing-port inspection devices designed for enclosure integration. They are used for real-time visual monitoring of infrared (IR) light produced by a variety of heat-generating sources.

Interferometers (106 suppliers)

Interferometers measure distance in terms of wavelength and determine the wavelengths of light sources.

Levels (201 suppliers)

Levels are mechanical or electronic tools that measure the inclination of a surface relative to the earth's surface. Levels vary from simple mechanical devices to complex electronic sensors that digitally readout angular level values.

Machine Alignment Equipment (78 suppliers)

Machine alignment equipment is used to align rotating or moving parts and machine components.

Magnifiers (160 suppliers)

Magnifiers enlarge the appearance of objects when viewed through a lens. These facilitate the inspection of fine details and the assembly of small components.

Masters and Setting Gages (87 suppliers)

Masters and setting gages provide dimensional standards for calibrating other gages.

Measuring Microscopes (101 suppliers)

Measuring microscopes are used by toolmakers for measuring the properties of tools.  These microscopes are often used for dimensional measurement with lower magnifying powers to allow for brighter, sharper images combined with a wide field of view.

Metallurgical Microscopes (99 suppliers)

Metallurgical microscopes are used for metallurgical inspection including metals, ceramics, and other materials.

Micrometers (254 suppliers)

Micrometers are instruments for precision dimensional gaging consisting of a ground spindle and anvil mounted in a C-shaped steel frame.  Noncontact laser micrometers are also available.

Microscope Stages (72 suppliers)

Microscope stages are platforms where specimens are placed for observation with a microscope. They are often equipped with a mechanical device which holds the specimen slide in place, but allows the back-and-forth and side-to-side movement of the slide.

Microscopes (708 suppliers)

Microscopes are instruments that produce magnified images of small objects

Microscopy and Metallography Sample Preparation Equipment (108 suppliers)

Microscopy sample preparation equipment and metallography sample preparation equipment is used for the preparation of samples for metallographic or microscopic inspection and analysis.

Microtomes (17 suppliers)

Microtomes are machines that cut extremely thin sections from a sample for transmitted electron (TEM) or light microscopy applications.

Optical and Light Microscopes (265 suppliers)

Optical and light microscopes use the visible or near-visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum to magnify images of objects.

Optical Comparators (113 suppliers)

Optical comparators are instruments that project a magnified image or profile of a part onto a screen for comparison to a standard overlay profile or scale. 

Pigging Systems and Pigging Products (76 suppliers)

Pigging systems and pigging products are used to inspect, clean, or service a portion of piping without stopping the process flow.

Plug and Pin Gages (170 suppliers)

Plug and pin gauges are used to compare hole and slot dimensions or locations to specific tolerances. This product area includes go gauges and no-go gauges. 

Protractors and Angle Gages (86 suppliers)

Protractors and angle gages measure the angle between two surfaces of a part or assembly.

Ring Gages (115 suppliers)

Ring gages are used for go / no-go assessment compared to the specified dimensional tolerances or attributes of pins, shafts, or threaded studs.

Rules and Length Gauges (240 suppliers)

Rules and length gauges are flat, graduated scales used for length measurement.  For OEM applications, digital or electronic linear scales are often used.

Semiconductor Metrology Instruments (188 suppliers)

Semiconductor metrology instruments are designed for wafer and thin film in-line inspection after semiconductor processing. They include capacitance gages, C-V systems, electron beam probes, ellipsometers, interferometers, I-V system, magnetometers, optical systems, profilometers, reflectometers, resistance probes, RHEED systems, and X-ray diffractometers.  

Snap Gages (55 suppliers)

Snap gages are used in production settings where specific diametrical or thickness measurements must be repeated frequently with precision and accuracy.

Specialty Microscopes (209 suppliers)

Specialty microscopes are designed for specific applications such as metallurgy or gemology. They use specialized techniques or technologies such as acoustics to produce magnification.

Squares (89 suppliers)

Squares are used to indicate, by visual comparison, whether two surfaces are perpendicular. Most products consist of a simple, fixed standard and a beam and blade with a mutual orientation of 90 degrees.

Styli and Probes (79 suppliers)

Styli and probes are slender, rod-shaped stems and contact tips or points used to probe surfaces in conjunction with profilometers, SPMs, CMMs, gages and dimensional scanners.

Surface Finish Comparators (10 suppliers)

Surface finish comparators are visual and tactile inspection tools that identify the surface qualities of finished workpieces.

Surface Metrology Equipment (328 suppliers)

Surface metrology equipment is used to measure the surface finish and/or geometry of engineering components. Surface texture and topology characteristics include surface roughness, contour, form, waviness, and defects.

Surface Profilometers (198 suppliers)

Surface profilometers are contact or non-contact instruments used to measures surface profiles, roughness, waviness and other finish parameters.

Thin Film Monitors (54 suppliers)

Thin film monitors are used to analyze and/or control thin film deposition rate, composition and properties.

Thread Gages (173 suppliers)

Thread gages are dimensional instruments for measuring and/or verifying thread size, pitch or other parameters.

Total Stations, Theodolites, and Transits (43 suppliers)

Theodolites and Transits are used for the accurate measurement of features, orientation and absolute positioning of large scale objects in engineering, construction, mapping, industry, defense and other applications.

Ultrasonic Instruments (254 suppliers)

Ultrasonic instruments use beams of high frequency, short wave signals to inspect, monitor, and measure materials and components.

Videoscopes (117 suppliers)

Videoscopes are equipped with a CCD chip and focusable lens assembly that relays images from bores and cavities to a display. The camera is embedded in the tip of the scope and uses CCD technology rather than optical relay components (borescopes) or fiber optics (fiberscopes).

Wafer and Thin Film Instrumentation (344 suppliers)

Instruments such as quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) monitors, ellipsometers, RHEED systems, imaging stations, CD-SEMs, ion mills, C-V systems specifically designed for wafer metrology or in-situ monitoring of thin film parameters during thin film or semiconductors wafer processing.


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