Continuous measurement universal flow tester


Flow measurement with solid-state sensor
T8730 was designed for the precise task of measuring flows on parts such as filters (medicinal, diesel or petrol), tubes, nozzles, openings and valves.
Other than the classic flow measurement, the instrument also has other ways of making it as versatile as possible in its category: ascent and descent ramps, opening tests and burst testing.
Another separate function is the "continuous measurement", i.e. a test with infinite times allowing adjustment of the taps and part repairs in real time.
The tool also avails of an intelligent pressure adjustment, which uses the automatic pressure regulator to continuously adjust the test pressure based on the variation in load loss, to ensure the reading is as stable and repetitive as possible.

Solid-state sensor Multiple operating modes Intelligent pressure adjustment
Limitless connectivity.
The new T8730 equipment includes ports for the USB slave, RS232, RS485, Profinet, EtherNet IP and EtherCAT. Assembly may also include an optional Ethernet port and a 26-pole connector with 4 inputs and 8 outputs, which are completely programmable, for interfacing with the external valves, safety barriers, switches, etc...
The front panel has a master USB port for connection to a USB key to save the tests conducted, backup/restore parameters and upgrade tool firmware.
The connection to thermal printers, barcode/data-matrix readers and markers takes place automatically using an internal menu.

Usb key High power outputs RS232, RS485, Can, TTY Ethernet and auxiliary connector

Top category technology.
We decided not to make compromises when equipping the T8730, assembling the best components currently on the market, such as the piezoelectric electronic regulator which guarantees stable and repetitive adjustment, or the solid-state sensor with a vast reading range, or the specific valves for this model, with a life estimated in tens of millions of cycles.
All these advantages give never before seen precision performance, stability and accuracy.
Measurement resolution starts with 0.1 cc/min based at the bottom of the scale, varying from 1,000 to 20,000 cc/min, with maximum pressure of 2 bar.
Automatic pressure regulator Measurement up to 20,000 cc/min Resolution starting from 0.1 cc/min

Made to measure pneumatic section.
To avoid overheating due to long activation times of the filling circuit, we have designed particular, high capacity pneumatic valves, which not only work in hot temperatures, but also quickly fill the piece being tested, making the T8730 also suitable for testing on parts with significant volumes.
All of the above, while maintaining ForTest's historic reliability.

Heat-proof pneumatic valves High filling speed No periodic maintenance

Innovative design.
What appears to be a simple design exercise, in fact hides an in-depth study to make use and understanding of the equipment as simple as possible.
The front panel is made of a single sheet of tempered glass and aluminium, which makes it extremely easy to clean, making the T8730 suitable for use in the laboratory and on the production line.
The extensive internal menus are easy to understand and the graphic interface was designed to only display important information.
Everything is exactly where it should be.
User-friendly interface Easy to clean Use in sectors at 360°


Model 0-0,5 bar 0,5-6 bar 0-200 cc/min 0-5000 cc/min 0-10000 cc/min 0-20000 cc/min 0-50000 cc/min 0-100000 cc/min 0-200000 cc/min
Flow accuracy 1 - - 1% RDG+0,1%FS 1% RDG+0,1%FS 1% RDG+0,1%FS 1% RDG+0,1%FS 1% RDG+0,1%FS 1% RDG+0,5%FS 1% RDG+0,5%FS
Flow measurement range 1 - - 0-FS 0-FS 0-FS 0-FS 0-FS 0-FS 0-FS
Flow resolution - - 0,01 cc/min 1 cc/min 1 cc/min 1 cc/min 10 cc/min 100 cc/min 500 cc/min
Filling pressure accuracy 0,5%FS 0,5%FS - - - - - - -
Filling pressure measurement range 0-FS 0-FS - - - - - - -
Filling pressure resolution 0,01 mbar 0,1 mbar - - - - - - -
Leak measurement accuracy in cc/’ - - - - - - - - -
Leak measurement range in cc/’ - - - - - - - - -
measured measurement resolution in cc/’
- - - - - - - - -
Accuracy measure volume in cc - - - - - - - - -
Volume range in cc - - - - - - - - -
Volume measurement resolution in cc - - - - - - - - -
Measure unit mbar, bar, psi, mmHg, mmH2O, Pa, HPa, cc/min, cc/h, l/h, l/min.
Dimensions 270X160X300 mm
Weight 8 kg
Display size 800x280 pixel
Operating temperature range 5-40 °C
RS232 ports 2
RS485 ports 1
“Master” USB port 1
“Slave” USB port 1
Ethernet port Optional
I/O signals Start, Stop, Filling, Test, Good, Reject, 4BCD
Auxiliaries I/O signals (optional) 8 output programmable, 4 input programmable, 4BCD
Number of programs 300
 Test archive memory Advanced
Password block Yes
Program name Yes, 16 characters
Note The resolution to be considered for accuracy is always 1 Pa.

Reference Normatives: EN 61010-1, EN61326-1 / EN61326/A1, EN61000-3-2 / EN61000-3-2/A14, EN61000-3-3 / EN61000-3-3/A1, EN61000-4-2 / EN61000-4-2/A1, EN61000-4-3 / EN61000-4-3/A1 / EN61000-4-3/A2, EN61000-4-4, EN61000-4-5, EN61000-4-11, EN1779
  • The resolution for uncertainty calculation is 1 Pa up to 10 bar.
  • The flow measurement of the flow meters is of mass type and referred to the reference condition of 0°C - 1013,25mbar.
  • Flow measurement of leak test equipment is volumetric.
  • Accuracy data are referred to and guaranteed under laboratory calibration conditions.
  • The accuracy of the flow measurement is referred up to 2 bar, for higher pressures variations are possible depending on the characteristics of the model.
  • For measurement scales greater than the limits indicated, the accuracy will be specified in the offer phase.

1: can change according to the scale of the Pressure

  • External exhaust solenoid with protection filter
  • External start button
  • External start/abort pushbutton
  • External pushbutton 4 programs selection
  • Start pedal
  • Barcode reader
  • Adhesive label for printer 4500pcs
  • Aux signals extension cable
  • Air filter
  • Staubli male connector
  • Precision micrometer nozzle
  • Micrometer nozzle
  • M series manager software
  • TTY
  • Serial protocol
  • PC serial cable owner ---> M Series
  • External temperature probe
  • MIXER-07
  • Software Data Manager
  • Staubli female fitting
  • Thermal printer with peel-off
  • Thermal printer without peel
  • Adapter cable AUX M Series ---> ET Series
  • Remote Start / Abort / Good / Reject
  • Air filter 5 micron

  • Pneumatic filling fast - (STANDARD)
  • Frontal connector for Staubli calibrated leak
  • Frontal precision pressure regulator
  • Electronic pressure Regulator
  • Auto zero primary pressure circuit
  • Pre-Filling
  • Waiting Primary pressure reading
  • Secondary Output of Waste (third result)
  •   Barometric measurement
  • Leak Analog Output
  • I/O 24 Vdc expansion signal card
  • Bi-manual logic Start Input
  • Ethernet plug/TCP-IP
  • Active USB port - (STANDARD)
  • WI-FI connection
  • Radio remote control selection Kit
  • High resolution measure - (STANDARD)

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