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COMPONENT LEAK TESTING ENSURES PRODUCT INTEGRITY

07-05-2018
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Manufacturers often rely on leak testing as a benchmark to verify that a product is manufactured to the required standard. The leak testing process can be used to detect manufacturing defects, ensuring the integrity of the product and improving the consumer experience.

Leak tests can take the form of either a pressure decay test or a destructive test. These testing procedures can detect a variety of problems post-production, such as cracks, defective materials or even a blockage in a completely assembled product.

The most common issue in industrial leak testing is to achieve reliable results and good process repeatability, which are all based on the test method implemented in the process. They heavily impact capital expenditures and operational costs and should be carefully considered when purchasing leak testing equipment.

Conventional leak testing procedures are also time-consuming and heavily operator reliant, which adds more to the cost. And with manufacturers producing billions of products, slight errors in the leak testing process can result in a huge loss of revenue and ultimately hurt the company’s reputation.

Leak detection machines from Furness Controls have been specifically designed to solve these issues, and are based on technology developed from low-frequency microphones, which enables them to detect even the tiniest leak. This is particularly suitable for testing of precise component that require a higher degree of accuracy, such as medical devices and automotive parts.

Bestech Australia offers a wide variety of production line leak testers from Furness Controls, ranging from the basic FCO 730 to the latest high specification FCO 770. They are ideally suited to bench-top mounting or could also be integrated into an automated assembly system where multiple test devices may be required.

These versatile units feature a user programmable I/O function that removes the need for a PLC system, reducing capital expenditure and system complexity.

The FCO7xx series offers single or multiple test methods with test pressure from vacuum up to 30bar. They also have superior leak sensitivity to detect as small as 0.01Pa or 0.01mL/min.

The high-end FCO750 and FCO770 models offer customised graphical display of test progress with built-in data logger, allowing in-depth analysis of test results. These features allow for system traceability, which can assist in continuous improvement programmes.

Multiple communication options include RS232, RS485, USB and Ethernet, and the FCO770 incorporates a remote display feature.

Bestech Australia
03 9540 5100
www.bestech.com.au

 

 

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