Category Archives: Automotive

FasTest Drives Lean Practices in Leak Testing Fuel Rails

New Connection Verification™ Technology Eliminates Testing Waste

Minneapolis, MN— September 12, 2018—FasTest, Inc. has partnered with a US-based vehicle component manufacturer to help maximize production output of their fuel rail production process. Before working with FasTest, the manufacturer’s leak testing process was prone to placement errors throughout the testing process, leading to a high number of false failures that caused significant re-test time. That re-test time cost the manufacturer approximately $90,000 per year! read more

FasTest Partners with Large Truck Manufacturer on Leak Test

FasTest Provides Custom Connection Solution for Leak Testing Air Brakes

Minneapolis, MN— May 30, 2018—FasTest, Inc. has partnered with a major truck manufacturer in need of a unique connection solution to leak test an air brake system on a vehicle chassis. The customer‘s goals were to reduce leak test setup time, eliminate scrap material waste, and improve operator safety throughout the process. The customer required dynamic connection solutions that could handle 80 PSI and connect to a variety of hose fitting sizes ranging from a ¼” to ¾” outside diameter. The customer also aimed to improve the ergonomics of their testing method, as their old push connector was creating repetitive motion issues for operators. read more

FasTest Expands Technical Distribution Coverage in North America

 FasTest Adds McGill Hose, Wainbee Limited and Gurego to Distribution Network

Minneapolis, MN—March 29, 2018—FasTest, Inc. announces an expansion of their technical distribution network with the addition of three new distribution partners: McGill Hose & Coupling, Inc., Wainbee Limited and Gurego.

McGill Hose & Couplings will partner with FasTest to expand coverage in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, with a specific focus on the fluid power and the industrial manufacturing industries. McGill hose has over 50 years of producing and selling the highest quality products in the hose and quick coupling industry. “Adding FasTest will allow McGill to move further into the leak testing space and continue to offer their customers the most advanced technologies in the industry,” said Teran Grosz, FasTest sales manager. read more

FasTest Introduces Third Generation of Connection Verification Technology

SMART FE & FI Quick Connectors Drive Efficiency & Quality in Leak Testing

Minneapolis, MN—January 17, 2018—FasTest, Inc. introduces the latest generation of its Connection Verification TM technology for the industry leading FE Series and FI Series test connection tools for leak testing. SMART FE and FI test connectors utilize sensors to monitor connection status and automatically signal to operators, through LED lights, when a successful connection has been made. By verifying the connections prior to starting a leak test, operators are able to eliminate waste caused by false failures and ensure quality throughout the leak testing process. The newest generation of SMART FE and FI connectors also allows customers to choose between three different output options – NPN, PNP and Analog – for seamless integration into their automated, semi-automated or manual leak test processes read more

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