10 common mistakes manufacturers make when purchasing automation equipment

This blog post was contributed by Marty Grimes, President at Assembly Solutions, Inc. Assembly Solutions has decades of experience crafting innovative, cost-effective automation and assembly solutions. Assembly Solutions represents Cincinnati Test Systems’ product line in the regions of ... Read More

How to achieve accurate low leak rate testing: Adapting to new manufacturing standards in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry

Leak testing of pipe joints, tubes and fittings in refrigeration and air conditioning components such as coils and compressors during assembly manufacturing is critical. Tests must be accurate and reliable, or products could have serious problems for consumers in the field.  Recent changes to the ... Read More

9 considerations to find the right CTS Connect® leak test connectors and seals

Finding the proper seal or connector for your leak test can feel daunting. There are many variables to consider to ensure a tight, reliable fit during test. Cincinnati Test Systems makes this easy with our CTS Connect® line of connectors, seals, and fittings, each designed to meet the challenges of ... Read More

Optical device leak testing: Ensuring military-grade devices stand up to harsh environmental conditions

Military-grade optical sighting devices are an excellent example of how determining the right leak test for the job isn’t just a matter of desired test cycle time and target leak rate. We must always consider the application for the device and the environmental extremes in which it will be used. ... Read More

What is a differential pressure decay leak test and when is it used?

Pressure decay leak testing is sensitive to very small leaks, economical, and reasonably simple to implement. But to ensure a reliable and repeatable test result, it must be calibrated to an accurate leak standard, defined by volumetric flow, test pressure, and the test volume of the part. Read More

Optimizing your leak test station: The importance of plumbing and fixturing

A leak test that is reliable, repeatable, and fast enough to keep pace with production begins with how the test part is connected to the test instrument.  Let’s start with the obvious – the primary cause of misleading test results is leaking seals and fittings. Choosing an ideal seal The best seals ... Read More

Reliable, automated alternatives to dunk tank leak testing

Dunk testing remains a common leak test method due to its simplicity and relative affordability. This traditional approach, however, can be highly subjective and prone to error, leading manufacturers to look for ways to achieve a more objective and reliable leak test—but what’s the best method? ... Read More

Greater demands on EV batteries call for more stringent leak testing methods

Over the past few years, we have seen a substantial shift in the automotive market towards electric vehicles. As EV sales continue to rise, automobile manufacturers are extending their electric options to more of their line, which has included high-performance electric sports cars, trucks, and ... Read More

EV battery pack leak testing: Challenges and solutions

One of the great technical challenges of manufacturing electric vehicles is ensuring the performance and safety of the large battery packs which power them. A leaking battery is more than just an inconvenience. The most common type of EV battery, lithium ion, can burst into flame or even explode if ... Read More

Ideal methods for IP67 device and sealed component leak testing

In our previous post, we discussed the use and parameters of IP67 (and IPxx) ratings. In this post, we will discuss ideal methods for IP67 device and sealed component leak testing. The ideal approach for leak testing to the IP67 standard is to test with air, using a volumetric fill test with ... Read More