Leak Test

How to reduce cycle time in leak testing

Contributed by: Nathan Sheaff - Founder, Sciemetric
January 11, 2018

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.

Top 5 Sciemetric blog posts of 2017

Contributed by: Sciemetric Staff
December 15, 2017

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.

How to reduce fill time in leak test

Contributed by: Steve White - Test Engineering Manager
November 14, 2017

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.

Can your leak tester self-diagnose?

Contributed by: Steve White - Test Engineering Manager
December 29, 2016

Leak testing is a quality assurance process notorious for reliability and repeatability challenges. Steve White discusses how and why Sciemetric includes a self-test function as part of its 3520 Leak Test System, to quickly diagnose any issues that may compromise reliability.

Why is my leak rate repeatability so poor?

Contributed by: Ron Pawulski - Account Manager
December 21, 2016

Ron Pawulski explores how poor control of test pressure is one of the most common causes of repeatability issues with leak testing. The answer? Digital smart sensors and software that constantly monitor and adjust to compensate for any variations.

What you need to consider when choosing a leak test system

Contributed by: Ron Pawulski - Account Manager
November 8, 2016

Ron Pawulski offers a checklist of what to consider when choosing a leak test system – your acceptable level of Gage R&R (repeatability and reproducibility), the required test cycle time for your line, and the need for traceability and root cause analysis.

How to conduct a leak test trial you can stake your job on

Contributed by: Rob Plumridge
October 27, 2016

When you’re in the market for a new leak test system, it’s a purchase decision that could be worth hundreds of thousands, even millions, of dollars to your plant. Rob Plumridge discusses the best approach to ensure a wise choice … and your job security.