Leak Testing Case Studies: Automotive Bedplate Leak Test

Client: Automotive Castings Company

Part: Vehicle Bedplate Casting

Machine supplied: Standard Series 40 Leak Test System

Overview: This system was designed and manufactured so the customer can 100% leak test castings. TQC developed this system alongside the client to allow them to verify the casting was leak tight.
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automotive bedplate leak test machine

TQC has specialised in the leak testing of components for many years. This equipment is based on the standard TQC Series 40 range, a proven range of leak testing solutions.

The casting is manually loaded onto bottom tooling before being transferred into a leak test station for automatic sealing and testing. A 2D barcode matrix is read via a fixed reader on the machine, this code on the casting is a unique indentifier for that casting that is used to log the leak test data against on a PC system. On completion of multiple test the part is marked as pass or fail. The tested part is then returned to the front position for manual unloading.

Key Features of this leak test system are -

  • Fabricated painted framework with aluminium extrustion guarding
  • Transfer carriage with load/unload position and test position
  • Pneumatic clamping of test part
  • Automatic test connection
  • 2D Barcode reader
  • Multi-position pass marker
  • Leak and Blockage tests
  • Light guard access
  • Built in leak test instrument
  • PLC control system and colour touch screen HMI
  • Graphical display for operator instructions etc.

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To find out more about how we can help you with your automotive castings 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.

TQC Ltd, Hooton Street, Carlton Road, Nottingham, NG3 2NJ, United Kingdom
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