Fastest Calibration Manifold. (Apr. 2011)

FasTest Calibration Connection Manifold Allows Fast Calibration of up to Four Instruments Simultaneously, Improving Lab Efficiency.

Ft-621manifoldpr_custom 

FasCal Manifold System

Minneapolis, MN—April 19, 2011—FasTest announces the FasCal Manifold System for pressure calibration. The manifold supports connections to up to four different devices at the same time, accommodating a wide variety of fitting configurations. The stainless steel system allows any FasCal connector—for both male and female applications—to be mounted on the manifold quickly and without the use of tape or wrenches. The company’s CalMate connectors for leak-tight connections to sanitary devices can also be mounted on the manifold. The high-pressure FasCal Manifold System is rated up to 10,000 psi, with individual connectors determining the maximum overall system pressure rating.

Traditionally, the calibration engineer would be required to use a thread sealant, wrench and torque to insert a fitting in each unique test instance. In addition to causing advanced stress or wear on the threads, particles of tape sealant could break off with this method, potentially causing damage to expensive instruments. Through application of a main seal pressed against the test piece and an internal piston action, FasCal connectors automatically seal with minimum pressure, delivering fast, safe and repeatable leak-tight connections. The wrench-free connectors minimize wear from repeated threading and unthreading between devices being tested and eliminate ingress of debris from tape sealant.

With the FasCal Manifold System, up to four devices can be calibrated at the same time and swapping the port configurations can be accomplished in seconds. The system provides an ideal solution for testing and calibration labs in which the number of connections—and variety of fitting configurations—made each day require the use of productivity tools to meet demands.

Starting at $365.95, the FasCal Manifold System provides a cost-effective alternative to custom-made manifolds typically required by testing labs that perform high volumes of vacuum-, low- or high-pressure testing. The compact, stainless steel system is 15.5 x 6.0 x 2.0 inches (length x width x height), and is durable and sturdy, staying in place throughout operation. A small through diameter—where pressure enters and moves through the manifold bar—is designed for minimal displacement, making it easier to maintain a regulated pressure with less calibration gas usage.

Applications: The FasCal Manifold System can be used for liquid and gas calibration in a variety of industries, including:

  • Aerospace.
  • Department of Defense.
  • Petrochemical.
  • Pharmaceutical.
  • Food & beverage.
  • Power generation.
  • Water & wastewater.
  • Industrial manufacturing.

The system includes the base and manifold bar, which features four fittings on the top. Customers select and buy connectors separately to accommodate their specific applications needs, and accessory connector kits are available in a case designed to organize replacement seals and organize connectors. For high-volume applications, additional manifolds can be daisy-chained together. Optional accessories—including hoses and push-to-connect quick connectors—are available to customize the solution for each lab.

Additional manifold configurations are also available.

FasTest is dedicated manufacturer of productivity and high quality improvement connection tools for leak, flow and vacuum testing applications. FasTest’s complete line of specialty connectors are designed to provide leak-tight, reliable connections for industrial manufacturing applications. Custom leak test capabilities are available for unusual or unique requirements.