Press Release – zHMI

Press Release – zHMI

Press Release: Zaxis has released the zHMI factory automation software that facilitates remote monitoring and configuration of Zaxis devices.

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT. (November 19, 2020) –The zHMI factory automation software has been developed by Zaxis to facilitate remote configuration and monitoring of Zaxis devices. zHMI software is currently available for purchase from any Zaxis sales representative.

The new Zaxis Human Machine Interface (zHMI) software can monitor up to 30 devices at once. The user-friendly interface makes operations such as start/stop or changing device parameters simple for individual devices or updating every device connected at once. The software can display live production statistics and save production history. The zHMI has a simple backup and restore function that will save important device settings.

Full remote control of Zaxis devices means no more in-person monitoring on the production floor. No more gowning-up in a clean room just to check progress or update a parameter. Many production lines today have large screens around the factory for simple production monitoring, the zHMI is perfect for this application.

The zHMI factory automation software is currently compatible with PC computers. Simply plug Zaxis devices into a wireless router and get full remote monitoring and control.

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Determine a Leak Rate – Live Discussion

Determine a Leak Rate – Live Discussion

Determine a Leak Rate – Live Discussion

What is a Leak Standard?

A leak standard is a calibrated, simulated leak that can be used in circuit with the part under test. A leak standard can be used during test setup to help you determine the parameters for your leak test. It can also be used to challenge your system by comparing multiple leak systems to each other.

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Press Release – zHMI

Press Release: Zaxis has released the zHMI factory automation software that facilitates remote monitoring and configuration of Zaxis devices. Download Press Package SALT LAKE CITY, UT. (November 19, 2020) –The zHMI factory automation software has been developed by...

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Leak Testing for Cellular Manufacturing

Leak Testing for Cellular Manufacturing

Cellular manufacturing is a lean manufacturing model. The goal of cell manufacturing is to save time and space on the assembly floor by grouping machines together by the specific task they accomplish. These grouped machines, or “cells” are then lined up in the form of an assembly line. The Zaxis PD has been specifically designed to fit in a manufacturing cell.

Lean manufacturing is a methodology developed by Toyota and defined by James Womack and Daniel T. Jones in 1996 in their book Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation. Womack and Jones define lean manufacturing as any system that follows the following standards; “Precisely specify value by specific product, identify the value stream for each product, make value flow without interruptions, let customer pull value from the producer, and pursue perfection.” (Lean Thinking p10)

Using the lean methodology, the concept of cell manufacturing was created to streamline assembly line flow. As seen in figure 8-4 from The Toyota Way, a common cellular manufacturing format is a U-shape which promotes good communication between workers. In a fully automated assembly line, the U-shape can make monitoring the entire line easy.

When integrating a leak tester into a cell-based manufacturing format, the most common issues are size and information displays. Large testers take up valuable space and often need to be moved away from the line and connected to products via long hoses. This adds excessive volume to the leak test effecting test accuracy. Some smaller testers can be placed right on the assembly line as close to the products as possible but many of these testers have had their displays removed to save space.

This figure from The Toyota Way shows the design of a U-shaped cell, graphing the paths of two employees through it. (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Figure_8-4_from_The_Toyota_Way.png)

The Zaxis PD was designed to be perfectly integrated into manufacturing cells. With the size of a 6” cube, the Zaxis PD is compact enough to fit right on the assembly line close to the product. This consolidates the UTT (Unite Under Test) keeping test accuracy high. In spite of the small size a clear LCD color touchscreen is integrated directly into the Zaxis PD. The integrated touchscreen enables at-a-glance leak test monitoring on the production floor.

Every detail of the Zaxis PD was fashioned for ease of use in a cell manufacturing environment.

  • Wall mounting plates for easy instillation
  • Integrated leak standard port and with dedicated valve
  • Onboard processing
  • USB port for simple data collection
  • Automatic pressure control that allows multiple tests to run at varying pressures
  • Bottom mounted connectors to minimize internal test volume and simplify connectivity

 

Visit our downloads page for more information and to download the Zaxis PD data sheet.

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Leak Testing Sealed Components – Live Discussion

Leak Testing Sealed Components – Live Discussion

Leak Testing Sealed Components – Live Discussion

Drawer Fixtures

Specially designed for chamber tests, the Zaxis drawer fixtures come in a variety of sizes to fit your application.

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The Ideal Gas Law & Leak Testing Video

During leak testing, changes in pressure can occur due to changes in temperature, volume, and number of moles of the gas.

Ideal Gas Law & Its Effects on Leak Testing

Pressure, volume, moles, and temperature During leak testing, changes in pressure in the test part are of primary interest. When a test part is filled with air (or any other gas), it initially expands inside the part to occupy its volume. When the part finally reaches...

Press Release – zHMI

Press Release: Zaxis has released the zHMI factory automation software that facilitates remote monitoring and configuration of Zaxis devices. Download Press Package SALT LAKE CITY, UT. (November 19, 2020) –The zHMI factory automation software has been developed by...

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