This small test stand was built in 2005 for Kiesler Automotive, a custom transmission builder in Maryville, Tennessee. After placing the transmission into the cradle and closing a couple of DeStaCo clamps by hand, a 2 hand anti-tiedown station is used to close the final clamp, locking the transmision in place and starting the test sequence. A fairly low budget machine, this used an Automation Direct PLC and 2 Keyence analog pressure gauges to measure pressure decay to check the transmission for leaks. Previously we had used a lot of Cosmo leak testers where the test unit itself cost more than this entire machine. This illustrates the savings that can be obtained by using small local companies for non-critical applications.
This stand only took about 5 weeks to build and deliver.