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Hydraulic Test Stations
For Production Testing
Model 281
For Hydraulic or Fluid Products
Sotcher Measurement offers custom designed, fully automatic Hydraulic Test Stations. This new state-of-the-art test station offers total control over your production testing. Take full advantage of the data acquisition features for your statistical process control program.

The model 281 type testers are ideal when your application calls for:
Production testing
A custom designed tester
Adjustable parameters
Data acquisition
Statistical process control
Barcode input

Price:   Call for current pricing 1-800-922-2969

An Easy to Use Product at a Practical Price!


Tolerance Limits
Parameters are tested to the tolerance limits you establish for each product type.
Real-Time Data Display
Data is displayed on the screen as the test progresses.
Compliance and Operational Tests
All compliance and operational tests can be conducted from a single test station.
For products that are to be serviced in the test area, a diagnostic screen directs the operator to the probable cause based on test data.
Customized messages can be displayed based on operators ID number.
Compatible with automatic production lines.
Built, Sold and Serviced in the U.S.
For almost four decades Sotcher Measurement, Inc. has provided latest state-of-the-art electrical test equipment that is easy to use and maintain. Our customers rely on our products to verify the safety of the electrical devices they rent, use or manufacture. We feel this commitment very deeply. In response, we do our utmost to insure that the products we offer are of the highest quality and performance, consistent with good value.
We continue to design, manufacture and service all of our products in the United States. We are proud to be able to offer our customers fine American products that are easy to use at a practical price.
The Model 281 Automatic Test Stations are available in a variety of configurations to suit your needs.
Standard tests include operational, speed, flow rate, actuation and force. A wide range of other tests can also be preformed. They Include:
• Power Consumption
• Pressure
• Flux
• Vibration
• Flow
• Dead Band
• Direction
• Resistance
• Noise
• Pressure Decay
• Temperature
• Others

Your future rests on the quality of your products!
The Model 281 Automatic Test Station assists your quality efforts.
Control of Test Parameters
• All test parameters are secured in the host program and accessibility only to authorized personnel.
• Every Product of the same model number receives the same test and has the same parameters applied.
Enforcement of Uniform Procedures
• Operator is guided through a fixed sequence of steps to eliminate inconsistencies in the test procedure.
• Where a number of operator actions are required, message blocks and response devices are used to maintain consistent procedures.
Data Acquisition
• Both electrical and physical inspection results are recorded for every product.
• The database of information supports your statistical process control (SPC) program.
Quality Audits
• The test stations can be programmed for automatic selection of products for audit.
• Test stations can be programmed to conduct or monitor special audits, while conducting normal test programs. The results of such audits are documented on the data base.
Employee Training
• Special message blocks with detailed instruction are provided until the new operator becomes proficient in the test process.
Verification of the Test Station Operation and Calibration
• Calibration programs guide the technician in performing the scheduled calibration.

If your product is hydraulic or fluid powered, the Model 281 Automatic Test Station
is for you!
The Model 281 Automatic Test System provides a vital part of your ISO quality management system.
They can be used as stand-alone test stations or networked with a host computer.
The host computer serves as a source for all test parameters and collection point for all test results.
• The data acquisition system can tie all test data, repair actions and warranty service together for each serial number.
Data can be sorted by product serial number or product batch number.
Any number of test stations can be managed from the host computer.
A printer at the test station can produce reports, stickers, or tags.
The system can interface directly with PLC and computer based programs.
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Typical Operation
1. At the start of each shift an automatic functional test verifies the performance of all vital safety circuits.
2. The product's model number and serial number are scanned in. Once the product is identified, the test station knows the test parameters to apply. It holds those parameters until a new product is entered.
3. The safety type compliance tests are conducted.
4. Operational tests are then performed.
5. If action or inspection points by the operator are required they are displayed on the screen.
6. The operator enters the inspection results using a bar-coded list of common responses; special information can be entered using the keyboard or touch screen.
7. An out of tolerance condition causes the tester to remove all electrical power, alert the operator with a visual and audible alarm. The reset button must be operated to continue.
Test parameters and inspection notes can be scanned into the test station. 
Product under test is connected. The operator is guided through the operation with a combination of test and graphic, in a language of their choice.
Various screens provide the operator with real time test parameters, test results and special messages.
 Results from all test stations are displayed. Information is available at the desk of all selected parties.
Remote Controls
Provides start and stop/reset controls as well as a convenient test receptacle next to the operator. The unique design allows the remote to be mounted on or under the work surface. The quick-change receptacle modules allow all test voltages and receptacle types to be available to the operator and makes their replacement easy.
Receptacle Module Plates
Most automatic test sets produced by Sotcher Measurement are designed to accept one or more receptacle modules. The module can be furnished with any plug or receptacle desired. The module plates are secured with quarter turn fasteners and internal connectors for easy replacement. Commonly used receptacles can be readily accessible to the operator. Special Receptacles can be exchanged as required. Unique keying of the internal connector insures that the proper voltage and polarity is observed.

The Strip Wire Fixtures
Various types of strip wire fixtures are available. They allow for easy connection to products that do not have molded plugs. They come in manual and pneumatic operated styles.
Functional Test Boxes
The functional test box is used for daily verification of the operation of all critical safety circuits in automatic test stations.

Calibration Fixtures
Calibration fixtures provide any special circuits and components necessary for calibration.


Custom Fixtures and Adapters
Special fixtures can be provided to interface with your product. Depending on the application, they can be electrical, pneumatic, or hydraulic. Sensors, motion control and data links are all available.


Spare Parts Kits
The spare parts kit contains various wear components that are unique to your tester.


Bar Code Input Devices
Makes for easy data input.


Touch Screen
A touch screen display is available for applications that require frequent interaction between the operator and the computer.



"All of the products that I have purchased from Sotcher Measurement have worked 100%"
John Soxman
Soxman Rent All Inc. 


"I sent in my unit for expedited service and before I was able to cut the purchase order, I had the machine back. Your company is awesome! What great service!
Robert Lopez
Proctor and Gamble 



Nationally Recognized Sotcher Measurement Inc. test equipment is in common use throughout the United States by major manufactures of power tools and appliances.