(SKOKIE,IllinoisUSA– February 12, 2013) Now, one leak tester from InterTech does the job of many specialized instruments and is ideal for quality control in the lab: the new M1075-121y Universal Audit Tester. The difference between this test instrument and others in the industry is a design breakthrough that eliminates the need for part volume matching as required in pressure decay methods
“This is a transformative development in leak testing applications that require quick changeover and flexibility,” said InterTech President, Mr. Jacques Hoffmann. “It changes fundamental issues. We eliminate the need for specialized leak testing instruments in the lab. Now, the same instrument can be used for a large engine casting or a small solenoid – just change the part and go.”
Until development of the M1075-121y Universal Audit Tester, “small” parts required instruments with a “small” built-in reservoir, and “large” parts had to be tested on different instruments with correspondingly bigger reservoirs.
Specialized instruments are still best where application speed is paramount, according to Mr. Hoffmann, but he points out that as the instrument’s name suggests (Universal Audit Tester), this new instrument is for labs and quality engineers.
“Whether it is incoming inspection, product development or supplier development, this is how to control costs and stay flexible, and more elegant compared to custom instrumentation dictated by part size or material properties,” said Mr. Hoffmann. “Now, with one leak test instrument from InterTech, quality engineers have more flexibility than they’ve ever had.”
Leak gaging with the M1075-121y covers a much wider range than other models. It handles an amazing array of volumes from 5 to 800 sccm. A bar code scanner interface, simplified calibration and touch screen menus make operation easy and intuitive.
- USB Ports to upload/download data files and program restore/backup
- RS-232 Com1 Port – data and control
- RS-232 Com2 Port – serial port available for additional capabilities or RS485 option
- EthernetPortto connect with factory/host network (TCP/IP)
- Embedded web page server for remote viewing of instrument data and files
- User I/O Connection: 25-Pin male userI/OPort
- Inputs: Start, Reset, Part Select
- Outputs: In Test, Reject
- Optional – additional (2) 25-Pin female user I/O connectors (machine/fixture controls)
Password protection is standard and users can select language settings from English, German, French, Spanish, Korean and Chinese. All functions are menu driven and up to 99 different test programs may be selected.
The leak detector may operate as a standalone instrument or interface with a PLC or PC by various methods including Ethernet control (IP/TCP).