Sciemetric’s new partnership with Cincinnati Test Systems (CTS) marks the introduction of the...

Introducing the Industry’s Most Comprehensive Leak Test Portfolio

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April 09, 2018
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Scigenuity Staff

Sciemetric’s new partnership with Cincinnati Test Systems (CTS) marks the introduction of the industry’s most comprehensive leak test portfolio.

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How to reduce cycle time in leak testing?

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January 11, 2018
Contributed by: 
Nathan Sheaff - President at Sciemetric

Out of all the testing stations on a production line, leak testing is the station most prone to causing bottlenecks. Thus, reducing cycle time in leak test is essential to more efficient, productive operations.

Below are a few techniques to implement on your production line to reduce the cycle time in leak testing.

Can your leak tester self-diagnose?

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

We’ve written before about what to consider when choosing a leak test system. Today, we’re adding another element to this discussion – internal diagnostics.

In the previous post, we talked about three considerations when choosing a leak tester: your desired gage R&R (repeatability and reproducibility), the cycle time required for the leak test to keep up with your production quota, and the importance of traceability to your brand’s reputation for quality assurance.

Why is my leak rate repeatability so poor?

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December 21, 2016
Contributed by: 
Ron Pawulski – Executive Account Director at Sciemetric

In a follow-up to our “How to conduct a leak test trial you can stake your job on” post, the topic today is one of the most overlooked causes of poor repeatability in leak test results.

Achieving leak rate repeatability is a common challenge with leak testing. Changes in test results can cause a customer to mistrust their leak test and even lead an operator to throw out test results altogether.

Taming big data is key to plugging the holes in your leak test

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November 29, 2016
Contributed by: 
Rob Plumridge - Leak Applications Engineer

Manufacturers are increasingly aware of the need to have long-term accountability to their customers and stakeholders – “we built a good part and have the data record to prove it.” With waveform signature analysis, they have the data trail they need to quickly find the root cause of a problem, determine its scope, and carry out a targeted recall of only the specific serial numbers effected.

What you need to consider when choosing a leak test system

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November 08, 2016
Contributed by: 
Ron Pawulski - Director of Sales


Let me tell you a story:


There was once a manufacturer of off-highway equipment, a premium brand with a strong reputation in the market for reliability and prompt customer service.

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

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October 27, 2016
Contributed by: 
Rob Plumridge - Leak Applications Engineer

When you’re in the market for a new leak test system, it’s a purchase decision that could be worth hundreds of thousands/millions of dollars to your plant.


That means your job could rest on the choice you and or your team makes.The best approach is to pit your top vendors against each other in a head-to-head trial.

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The difference between a pressure decay leak test and a mass flow leak test (and which one to use)

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June 01, 2016
Contributed by: 
Scigenuity Contributor

One of the most common questions about leak testing is understanding when to use pressure decay versus flow.

First, let’s take a look at how each test works. In pressure decay, the part under test is pressurized (i.e. filled with air until it reaches a set pressure), then isolated from the supply pressure. The pressure within the part is then monitored using a pressure sensor, and as the air leaks out, the pressure drops. The leak rate can then be calculated based on the change in pressure over a certain period of time.

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