Category Archives: Fluid Power

FasTest Adds to Refrigeration Quick Disconnect (RQD) Product Line

RQD Series now Available for “Keyed” PCU Models 64 & 78 Tips

Minneapolis, MN— May 7, 2018—FasTest, Inc. has extended their Refrigeration Quick Disconnect (RQD) product series to include connections to the silver color PCU Model 64 and Model 78 quick coupling tips (a.k.a. “inserts”, “nipples”” or “plugs”) which have a different, non-interchangeable profile than the more common black color PCU Model 61 & 66 tips.  This provides an effective mechanical “keying” system that prevents accidental misconnection of fluid lines containing incompatible media that should not be mixed. 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

FasTest Adds SurConnect ™ To 60 Series and 70 Series Connectors

SurConnect for 60 & 70 Series

 Mechanical Verification of Positive Connection Enhances Operator Safety

Minneapolis, MN—September 4, 2017—FasTest, Inc. The leader in quick connectors for leak testing and fluid transfer applications introduces new SurConnect™ technology to its 60 Series and 70 Series product families designed for connection to male threads and formed tubing profiles. The SurConnect system uses a green colored ring as a mechanical verification feature that indicates when a positive connection has been made between the FasTest connector and the test piece. Using the easy push/pull sleeve action to make a connection, the green ring becomes visible only when the connector has been fully pushed onto the test piece, creating an instant, leak-free and reliable connection up to 750psi. read more

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