Category Archives: HVAC-R

FasTest Partners with Leading Appliances Manufacturer

Appliances quick connector

FasTest Introduces Valved Appliances Quick Connector

FasTest, Inc., the industry leader in standard and customized quick connectors, has partnered with a leading global manufacturer of home appliances to engineer a custom valved quick connector. This FasTest connector will be used during functional tests of gas-fired appliances to reduce test time and increase throughput throughout the manufacturing processes.

Customer Need

A long-standing customer came to FasTest with a desire to improve the efficiency of their manual functional testing process. The customer required a single action to simultaneously seal the port and open a valve to a live gas line. Prior to FasTest, the appliance manufacturer was using outdated Tuthill connectors that had poor main seal life and were difficult to repair and service in the field. read more

FasTest Partners with JB Industries to Expand CoreMax Aftermarket Coverage

JBI CoreMax Tools


CoreMax Manufacturer Adds National Distributor Partner to Expand CoreMax Tool Presence

Minneapolis, MN—January 12, 2017—FasTest, Inc. announces a new partnership with national distribution partner, JB Industries. For nearly 15 years, FasTest has been manufacturing the revolutionary CoreMax access valve for refrigeration manufacturers, which allows for rapid evacuation and charging of HVAC-R units.

As CoreMax’s popularity with manufacturers has continued to increase, so has demand for tooling to easily service HVAC-R units equipped with CoreMax. FasTest’s partnership with national distributor JB Industries will help provide service technicians in the field with FasTest’s world class tools for the CoreMax system, which allow service technicians to evacuate, charge and reclaim faster than with a Schrader type valve and associated tooling. “We believe that partnering with the trusted name of JB Industries will allow FasTest to quickly introduce our line of service tools to technicians in the field and ultimately make their job more simple and efficient,” said Joe Flaherty, National Sales Manager of HVAC-R at FasTest. read more

FasTest Introduces Ed Shirley as New HVAC-Refrigeration Sales Manager

Minneapolis, MN—January 1, 2017—FasTest, Inc. announces that Ed Shirley has been hired as a Sales Manager for FasTest’s HVAC-Refrigeration business unit, effective immediately.

Mr. Shirley will oversee FasTest’s sales operations in the HVAC-R business segment, with a specific focus on key account management. “We were determined to find someone with strong industry knowledge and a history of growing business with large accounts,” said Gary Rychley, President of FasTest. “Ed is a natural fit for our organization and has worked as a representative of FasTest products for over thirty years.” read more

FasTest Launches New CoreMax SV Service Valve for Split Systems

CoreMax SV Service Valve

Single Port Service Valve Improves Manufacturing Processes for Split System Air Conditioner Manufacturers

Minneapolis, MN—January 25, 2016—FasTest, Inc. introduces the latest CoreMax innovation for the HVAC-R market, a service valve specifically designed for split system air conditioner units.

The CoreMax SV is engineered with a single port and the advantages of FasTest’s revolutionary CoreMax technology to replace Schrader’s outdated, leak prone service valves. FasTest’s service valve removes up to 67% of all process connector tooling and labor costs to maximize manufacturing cost savings. The CoreMax SV also improves field installation and servicing, providing up to five times faster flow when evacuating or charging refrigerants compared to Schrader technology. The CoreMax SV is compatible with conventional service tools and the 30° valve design simplifies field access and service. read more

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