Technical Insights

At Fast & Fluid, we always want to keep you informed on the latest technical developments. In our Technical Insights newsletters you will find useful product updates. To find what you’re looking for more easily, please check the overview of topics discussed:Topics Technical Insights (Version October 2020)

New accessory for HA180: Monitor Arm

New accessory for HA180: Monitor Arm

04 January 2021  - Written by: Marketing Communications
One of the space-saving solutions of our HA180 is the tabletop feature, allowing a monitor to be placed on top of the dispenser.
Always wanted to know what your dispenser has been up to? Now you can!

Always wanted to know what your dispenser has been up to? Now you can!

10 November 2020  - Written by: Margriet van Dijk
The latest release of Drivers & Tools gives you even more control over your dispenser.
Technical Insights (October 2020)

Technical Insights (October 2020)

30 October 2020  - Written by: Product Management
This issue of our Technical Insights is completely dedicated to our Harbil Series dispensers: HA180, HA480 and HA680.
Technical Insights (February 2020)

Technical Insights (February 2020)

19 March 2020  - Written by: Product Management
We want to give our technicians practical tools that will help them replace and maintain parts that power our tinting machines. One way of doing this is through our handy service videos. Or through informative...
The principle of sequential dispensing

The principle of sequential dispensing

29 January 2020  - Written by: Margriet van Dijk
This sketch explains in clear terms what has actually been powering our machines ever since the FA192 model.
Secure your files with PC-Smart Switch for HA480/680

Secure your files with PC-Smart Switch for HA480/680

10 December 2019  - Written by: Margriet van Dijk
To protect files from being corrupted, we have added the PC-Smart Switch feature to firmware version 2.06.4 for HA480/680 dispensers.
New canister and stirrer design

New canister and stirrer design

03 December 2019  - Written by: Margriet van Dijk
We all know those colorants that give trouble over time when they are inside a canister for too long.
Explanatory drawing of Harbil 300 ml piston pump

Explanatory drawing of Harbil 300 ml piston pump

03 December 2019  - Written by: Margriet van Dijk
Customers sometimes ask us what it is that makes our pumps so good, and what they look like on the inside.
Firmware version 2.06.4 available for HA480 and HA680 dispensers

Firmware version 2.06.4 available for HA480 and HA680 dispensers

11 November 2019  - Written by: Margriet van Dijk
Firmware version 2.06.4 is available for our HA480 and HA680 dispensers.
Technical Insights (September 2019)

Technical Insights (September 2019)

03 October 2019  - Written by: Product Management
In this issue of Technical Insights, we have news for you on the X-PROTINT, SK350 updates, the final year for theTM300, new firmware releases for Harbil dispensers, the GA350/480 and SK550 1.1, and more.
SK350 improvements

SK350 improvements

02 September 2019  - Written by: Margriet van Dijk
For many of our customers, the SK350 has been their reliable shaker since 2007. And for us at FFM it’s been a great commercial success too, with the ten-thousandth SK350 expected to roll off the...
No more mistints with new AutoDrive on X-PROTINT

No more mistints with new AutoDrive on X-PROTINT

18 June 2019  - Written by: Product Management
The release of firmware version 2.04.9 on the X-PROTINT marks the introduction of the AutoDrive. All X-PROTINT's, delivered from week 17 onwards, will feature the AutoDrive for ultimate dispense speed and prevents mistints showing ‘stepper...
Technical Insights (May 2019)

Technical Insights (May 2019)

10 June 2019  - Written by: Product Management
In this Technical Insights, you can read about firmware updates for the GA480 and X-PROTINT (the latter now with AutoDrive technology), the redesigned frame for the GA480, and a handy improvement for operators who work...
Heating kit for X-PROTINT

Heating kit for X-PROTINT

07 May 2019  - Written by: Margriet van Dijk
Colorant conditioning is vital to keep your machine running flawlessly.
GA480 improvements to the frame

GA480 improvements to the frame

07 May 2019  - Written by: Margriet van Dijk
Our engineers have been busy making improvements to the GA480 mixers, whether this is in the production process or to components. This is an ongoing process in our serviceability program to ensure the machines continue...
Cross hair in can table X-PROTINT

Cross hair in can table X-PROTINT

07 May 2019  - Written by: Margriet van Dijk
The crosshair in your X-PROTINT is now laser cut.
Technical Insights (January 2019)

Technical Insights (January 2019)

01 April 2019  - Written by: Product Management
Read in this newsletter why we adjusted the can table of the X-PROTINT, changed the stepper motor in the X-PROTINT and X-SMART for all the right reasons and made various enhancements to the GA480 mixer...
Technical Insights (December 2018)

Technical Insights (December 2018)

08 January 2019  - Written by: Product Management
To help you prepare for 2019, new firmware releases are available for the X-PROTINT and HA480-680 dispensers, and for the SK550 1.1 shaker.
Heating kit option for HA150

Heating kit option for HA150

17 December 2018  - Written by: Product Management
The heating kit option for the HA150 dispenser has been redesigned to enable easier installation.
Technical Insights (November 2018)

Technical Insights (November 2018)

20 November 2018  - Written by: Product Management
This edition of Technical Insights is entirely dedicated to dispensers.
Technical Insights (July 2018)

Technical Insights (July 2018)

10 July 2018  - Written by: Product Management
In this issue of Technical Insights, we’ll give you the latest updates on the HA480, HA680 and X-PROTINT dispensers, the SK350 shaker and a new EAC certification for all machines.
Technical Insights (May 2018)

Technical Insights (May 2018)

28 May 2018  - Written by: Product Management
In this issue, you can read about the latest technical updates on the GA350 and GA480 mixers, the SK550 1.1 shaker, and the X-PROTINT and HA480 dispensers.
Technical Insights (October 2017)

Technical Insights (October 2017)

09 October 2017  - Written by: Product Management
To help you stay informed on the most recent technical updates for your dispenser, mixer or shaker, we’ll be telling you all about our latest enhancements in this October issue.
Technical Insights (May 2017)

Technical Insights (May 2017)

08 May 2017  - Written by: Product Management
In our vision of continuously innovating for optimal performance and user convenience, our engineers have made changes to various mixers (GA 350/480), shakers (SK350 & SK550 1.1) and dispensers (HA450/650 & HP500/800).
Technical Insights (November 2016)

Technical Insights (November 2016)

13 November 2016  - Written by: Product Management
In this issue, you can learn more about the enhancements to the SK550 1.1 shaker and updates for our GA350 and GA480 mixers.
Technical Insights (July 2016)

Technical Insights (July 2016)

11 July 2016  - Written by: Product Management
Welcome to another edition of our technical newsletter, where we’ll give you various updates on our mixer and shaker range.
Technical Insights (May 2016)

Technical Insights (May 2016)

16 May 2016  - Written by: Product Management
Read in this newsletter about further fine-tuning improvements to our Mixers, Shakers, and the X-SMART dispenser. The engineering team at Fast & Fluid has again been working hard these past months to help make your...
Technical Insights (December 2015)

Technical Insights (December 2015)

20 December 2015  - Written by: Product Management
Welcome to another edition of our technical newsletter, where we’ll give you some handy transportation tips for your dispenser, useful firmware updates for mixers and shakers, explain how to use FFM Maintenance with your new...
Technical Insights (June 2015)

Technical Insights (June 2015)

20 June 2015  - Written by: Product Management
At Fast and Fluid, we always want to keep you in the know on the latest technical developments. If you’re using our GA350 mixer, the SK550, 450 or 350 shaker, or an X-SMART, HA150 or...
Technical Insights (March 2015)

Technical Insights (March 2015)

20 March 2015  - Written by: Product Management
Find out the latest on the updated board software for the HA450 dispenser, specifications for the new SK350 transformer, a replacement motor for the SO20 and SK350, a new SLP label printer, and download the...
Technical Insights (December 2014)

Technical Insights (December 2014)

23 December 2014  - Written by: Product Management
Discover the new GA350 manual mixer arriving in 2015, usability and safety modifications for HA and HP dispensers, new X-SMART components for an even broader usage, new refill stickers and canisters for the HA450/650 dispensers,...
Technical Insights (June 2014)

Technical Insights (June 2014)

20 June 2014  - Written by: Product Management
In this technical newsletter it’s all about dispensers. Find out the latest about the new control board V4, improvements for the HA450/650, HA150, firmware releases and more!
Technical Insights (February 2014)

Technical Insights (February 2014)

08 February 2014  - Written by: Product Management
We want to give our technicians practical tools that will help them replace and maintain parts that power our tinting machines. One way of doing this is through our handy service videos. Or through informative...
Technical Insights (December 2013)

Technical Insights (December 2013)

11 December 2013  - Written by: Product Management
At Fast & Fluid, we always want to keep you in the know on the latest technical developments. If you’re using our GA450 or HA450/HA650, we have some useful updates for you.
Technical Insights (May 2013)

Technical Insights (May 2013)

12 May 2013  - Written by: Product Management
Read in this newsletter about our Hercules mixer and spare parts for the S35a/SO40a.