Phoenix Sets New Standards in Short-Cycle Leak Testing

Phoenix Sets New Standards in Short-Cycle Leak Testing

The new PHOENIX L500i helium leak detector from Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum opens up new dimensions of productivity and reliability in testing all kinds of components, and represents an innovative and up-to-date solution for leak detection.  Apart from an attractive visual appearance, it excels with features such as high-speed leak detection, reproducibility, reliable operation and an absolutely new experience using iPad controls are only a few of the special advantages.

The PHOENIX L500i is a mobile unit on lockable castors, allowing movements to different locations at any time. It improves the accuracy and reliability of your testing operations – during series testing of a large number of products as well as for single tests – thereby ensuring immediate cost savings.

Fast run-up time and adjustable sleep and wake-up times facilitate the readiness for measurements adapted to your specific requirements/working times. The speed of the system is without precedence for a mobile leak detector. For example, the system is capable of attaining a leak rate sensitivity of < 3 x 10-9 mbar l/s in less than 10 seconds for a 15 l unit under test, and after 20 seconds sensitivity will be 5 x 10-10 mbar l/s with a response time of less than one second.

A helium pumping speed of up to 50 l/s is attained at the inlet. The lowest detectable leak rate is below 5 x 10-12 mbar l/s.

The exclusive industrial design of the PHOENIX L500i and numerous special features allow simple, trouble-free operation with a long uptime at a low cost of ownership.  The unit is monitored and controlled via Wi-Fi and an iPad (included in the delivery). After having completed a simple system set-up, the desired operating mode can be selected.  Measurement data acquisition and transfer of the data are effected via a USB interface or the data may be sent directly to your printer by way of a test log. An optional barcode scanner perfects the test documentation.

Operation is highly intuitive through the TFT touch panel of the iPad.  It is either installed directly at the leak detector or dropped into the economically designed L 500i iPad retainer.  Wireless operation is possible within a range of up to 50 meters for maximum flexibility. The economic start/stop buttons in combination with the red and green LED strips allow for very simple operation with a visual passed/failed evaluation.

Typical fields of application can be found in the area of components quality assurance in many industrial areas but also in research and development.