Vacuum Instruments Corporation

SmartCharge III Evacuation and Backfill System

Ronkonkoma, NY, September 10, 2007 Vacuum Instrument Corp., world leading manufacturer of leak detection equipment and leak test systems, releases third-generation evacuation and gas backfill system. The Smart Charge III™ is a fully automatic, custom-configurable gas evacuation and backfill system with built-in gross-leak test used to pre-charge products under test with gas for leak detection or for any gas charging application that requires evacuation and subsequent pressurization of the test product.

The system’s new features include the industry’s first user selectable cumulative leak site integration feature to distinguish if each individual leak site is an accept or a reject and to determine if the accumulated leak measurements exceeds the specified leak reject limit; parts can either reject on one leak site or the accumulation of multiple sites. Other features include built-in gross leak test capability to eliminate tracer gas contamination; up to 10 part specific recipes each with up to 10 leak sites, with user configurable dwell time at each site; barcode scanner input; serial printer output; and remote monitoring over an Ethernet connection; PLC control allowing for flexible configuration.

The Smart Charge III can be readily integrated with VIC’s MD-490S “Real Sniffer” portable dry industrial helium leak detector for tracer gas charging of products prior to fine leak testing. Gas recovery and mixing options are also offered by VIC to create a completely integrated gas handling and test system.

About VIC Leak Detection
Vacuum Instrument Corporation (VIC) is the world's largest company devoted solely to research and design, manufacture, distribution, training and service of leak detectors and complete leak detector solutions. Founded in 1958 as Vacuum Instrument Corporation, VIC introduced the first portable helium leak detector in 1967, went on to develop the first fully automatic industrial leak detection system in 1978, and the first “sniff only” helium leak detector in 1990. In 1994 VIC was selected by the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) to join a consortium of leading research laboratories and Fortune 50 companies to develop the next generation of leak detection technology. In 2000, Vacuum Instrument Corporation acquired the Leak Detection Division of Veeco Instruments Inc. (Plainview, NY). This division was reorganized as the Advanced Leak Metrology Division. VIC’s Industrial Leak Detection, Air Leak Testing, and Advanced Leak Metrology Divisions combine their engineering, manufacturing, and marketing resources as VIC Leak Detection.

VIC has the world's largest base of installed leak detectors. More than one billion products have been tested with VIC’s portable vacuum-type helium sniffers, general purpose helium leak detectors, mass flow and pressure decay systems, and complete turnkey leak detection solutions. VIC employs more than 120 people at its corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities, located in Ronkonkoma, NY and Dayton, OH.

Factory direct sales and service are available worldwide


10 Sep 2007

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