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.

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.

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

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