Safety has always and will be a top priority in the manufacturing industry. From physical injuries to environmental hazards, these unfortunate events could cost the company a substantial amount of resources. On top of these events, they are hard to predict which means they could strike at any time. Take COVID-19, for example, no one could scope out the damage this virus would do to the manufacturing industry leading to a negative outlook for the future with leading manufacturers – 78.3% of manufacturers anticipating a financial impact from the virus. Without a plan when these unfortunate events happen, there could be a potential to close down the manufacturing plant and much worse. Luckily, there are ways that you can convert your manufacturing plant into an atmosphere that is safe and encourages the use of standard safety practices. In this post, FasTest will break down what the most common safety hazards are and 5 ways to achieve safety in your plant.
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!
The customer required their solution to be automated, safe, and highly accurate in order to eliminate opportunities for operator error.
Vacuum Optimized Quick Connector Increases Specialty Gas Revenue
Minneapolis, MN—July 25, 2018—FasTest, Inc. introduces the HPG580, a new quick connection tool for efficient filling of specialty gas cylinders. Many facilities have a difficult time meeting demand for specialty gas cylinders. Most facilities use inefficient twist-on fittings because legacy quick connectors will not hold a leak-tight seal under the extreme vacuum levels required during the high-purity filling process. FasTest’s new vacuum optimized HPG580 quick connector solves this problem.
The HPG580 was designed with vacuum optimized internal geometry that allows for reliable filling and a setup process that is 90% faster than using twist-on fittings. The industry leading 1×10-9 sccm helium vacuum leak rate maintains seal down to 30 micron. “Our goal was to create a connection tool that would help our customers deliver at least one extra specialty gas batch per day” said Dustin Sirny, Director of Advanced Technologies & Markets.”By delivering an extra batch per day, the new HPG 580 tool can help fill plants increase annual specialty gas revenue by over a million dollars.” To learn more about FasTest’s New HPG580 visit our website. Subscribe to our Compressed Gas mailing list to get exclusive first looks at new FasTest products!
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.