Tearing down an engine to find a problem when it fails an end-of-line test is costly and time-consuming. It’s much better to identify a quality issue upstream on the production line where it occurs. Learn how an automaker used digital process signatures to adjust their fuel rail insertion parameters to catch faulty insertions before they reach the end of the line.
A chief goal when it comes to optimizing any leak test is to ensure if the cycle time of the test can keep up with the pace of production. One factor in optimizing the test so that it can cycle as many parts as quickly as possible with an acceptable range of repeatability and reliability is test pressure. Consider the following factors when identifying proper test pressure for your leak test.
Performing a leak test on big parts poses big challenges. But, as is the case with any leak test scenario, if you know and control your variables, you can control the test. Here are 4 tips to help you achieve a reliable and repeatable leak test.
With each new year, many of us take time to reflect on our past and set goals for the future. Why not apply the same exercise to your production line? To help you improve your production line in 2019, we have provided the following tips, chock full of insights from our experts.
Many manufacturers face the costly problem of a lagging leak test cycle time. With constant pressures on production, line managers have no choice but to run parallel test stations to maintain production quotas. More often than not, the answer is simple—use your leak test data. Here’s how one customer did it.
Learn about the successes we’ve helped our customers achieve—and how we can help you achieve the same success on your production lines!
We talk about how Sciemetric’s new partnership with Cincinnati Test Systems (CTS) gives manufacturers worldwide access to the combined products and expertise of three world-leading masters of leak and other in-process test solutions.
Out of all the testing stations on a production line, leak testing is the station most prone to causing bottlenecks. CEO Nathan Sheaff summarizes how manufacturers can take advantage of digital technology and advanced data analytics for more efficient, productive operations.
We recap our five blog posts that captured the most attention in 2017, from getting your leak test right and containing warranty costs with data to how the repair bay can contribute to a more effective defect data management strategy.
When it comes to leak, a smaller part is faster to test. But you can’t just make a part smaller – or can you? Steve White discusses ways to shorten fill time by considering test station fixturing and connections, the part’s internal geometry and supply pressure.