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As OEMs continue to announce plans to end production of diesel engines, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new diesel PHEV C-Class at the Geneva Motor Show. Will this powertrain development give TDI a new lease of life? 


SHOW LIVE: Leak-free connection technology

US company, Fastest, showcased its latest range of FasMate squeeze lever actuation and split collet design FasMate connectors at Engine Expo North America.

The FN Series is a quick connector series for pressure link testing, which is capable of testing pneumatic, vacuum, and hydraulic circuits, as well as performing filling, flushing and product evaluations.

The split column assembly makes air-tight connections repeatedly on internally threaded ports, whilst the modular make-up of the unit allows for a variety of style actuators to be fitted to the system, be it thumb-valve, pneumatic pilot, or a simple squeeze lever.

The FN Series family use a collapsing collet with a tapered central pin that locks the connector to the port. As the pressure increases within the system, it becomes increasingly difficult to detach from the port. As such, this pressure assisted sealing concept provides a leak-free connection with no additional thread sealants or additional tightening, and no damage to the end product.

25 October 2012


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