The technical staff at Vanzetti Equipment have recently developed and achieved an advanced automated system for the hydraulic testing of cylinders and fire extinguishers.

It represents the ‘non-stop evolution’ at the company, a Vanzetti statement says.

It also allows customers an automated solution for their cylinder requirements. Installed and already in operation at a customer site, the new machine handles – fully automatically – the whole working cycle: cylinder filling, high pressure testing, cylinder emptying, and drying by an advanced super-heated vapour system.

The unit is capable of handling more than 30 cylinders per hour with only one operator managing the whole cycle directly on the control panel, and is available in either a DUO version (6+6 cylinders) or as a single bench (6 cylinders). As a result, the cylinder taken at the end of the cycle is already duly dried and ready for valving operations.

The new test bench is considered a development of the company’s traditional cylinder testing unit, the FIT50 model, which it has been producing since early 1990s.

“For those customers already working with the FIT50 unit, it is very interesting to have the chance to integrate it with the ‘automation packet’, allowing to automate and convert it into the new automatic test bench,” said Dario Morrica, owner of Vanzetti Equipment.