Leak Testing Case Studies: V6 Cylinder Head Leak Test Machine

Client: Tier 2 Automotive Aluminium Casting Supplier

Part: V6 Cylinder Heads

Machine supplied: Automatic cylinder head leak test machine

Overview: This system was designed and manufactured in order to give the customer the ability to test both left hand and right hand cylinder heads on a common machine within their production environment. TQC developed this system alongside the client to allow them to leak test and pass mark the castings
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TQC have recently supplied a leak testing solution for leak testing Cylinder Heads. The machine is capable of leak testing both left hand and right hand variants via a simple base tool change, the machine control system ensures the correct tooling is used for all loaded parts. The system is based on the TQC Series 40 range, a proven range standard leak testing solutions designed and manufactured by TQC

The unit incorporates:

  • Fabricated painted framework with aluminium extrusion guarding.
  • Transfer carriage with load/unload position and test position
  • Hydro-pneumatic clamping of test part
  • Automatic test connection
  • Pass marker
  • Capable of testing LH / RH variants
  • 3 Separate Cavity Leak Tests:
  • Water Jacket - 10cc/min @ 2bar
  • HP Oil Galleries - 10cc/min @ 4bar
  • SLS (ERG) Gallery - 10cc/min @ 2bar
  • Cycle time 1 minute 40 seconds
  • Light Guard Access
  • Built in Furness Controls FC0750 leak test instrument
  • PLC control system & colour touch screen HMI

The Series 40 range of equipment can be configured for either over-pressure, vacuum or dosing applications. There are also a range of options available to suit each specific requirement.

To find out more about how we can help you with your leak testing requirements:

We build all machines in-house, applying our 25+ years experience in specialised test and automated handling machines experience to the engineering projects we undertake. We offer customer support, backup and service call-out for all projects, whatever the size.

Get in touch with us to discuss your requirements and we will be happy to offer our professional advice and visit you at your site.

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