Ovec AET micro leak detectors are not new to the industry. The first ever system was installed in 1993 and is still in daily use, although the range has been upgraded and developed over the years.
Truth from Fiction
Common misconceptions about Helium Leak detection equipment are that it is expensive both to install and run. However, through continuous development over the years, helium and air consumption in Ovec AET leak detectors has been significantly reduced. Coupled with the fact that the test is non-destructive, this makes them very cost effective to run. It is regularly reported by users that the systems have paid for themselves several time over by eliminating expensive customer complaints and subsequent claims.
As with all of Ovec's products, the AET micro leak detectors have been developed to help customers to meet ever increasing demands for product quality. The first system in the range was the off-line AET1200 Micro Leak Detector (2 pocket, 1200 Ends/hr), quickly followed by the AET6000 (8 pocket, 6000 Ends/hr). These were later followed by the AET1800 (3 pocket, 1800 Ends/hr) on-line system, to eliminate the delay between production and testing. So the AET1800 on-line was born, with the capability to stop the Press immediately when micro leaks were found. Then, with the introduction of 4 lane Presses, the AET1800 grew up in 2008 into the AET2400 (4 pocket, 2400 Ends/hr), offering on-line micro leak detection for four lane Presses, or for a three lane Press with one dedicated lane for offline batch testing. All AET systems provide the same level of sensitivity, accuracy and reliability.
Nothing to Hide
No one likes to talk about leaks. Some plants just dont make them, others are confused over the true definition of 'micro leak', due to misleading information and clever product marketing, whilst others argue that micro leaks are not worth finding and leaks smaller than 1 x 10-3 cc/sec do not matter.
(please view the video below to see why we, and our customers, believe they are worth finding).
Please see FAQ for the facts about leak detection
Have you seen a 2x10-5 cc/sec leak before? if not watch below...