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.
The customer’s previous testing method also required that a section of hose used to connect to the connector be removed before final assembly due to possible damage caused by the testing process. This process was time consuming and increased the amount of scrap waste.