Continental unveils new hydraulic hose crimper technology

Fairlawn, OH – Continental has announced the new PC160i Crimper technology that takes the guesswork out of hose crimping, ensuring a reliable connection with every new hose application. Driven by CrimpIQ® Pro Mode, the PC160i is designed with the daily operator in mind. Featuring automatic, semi-automatic, and manual modes, with tooling capable of handling true 1 ¼” specifications and extending to some 2” applications, this machine caters to diverse operational needs.

“We want to give our consumers the solutions they need to make crimping easy every time,” said Laszlo Dobo, head of product management – Hydraulic Solutions, at Continental’s Industrial Solutions AMERICAS, Sector ContiTech. “Our primary goal is to instill confidence and peace of mind in end users when utilizing our equipment. With minimal training required, the new PC160i Crimper is truly the machine you didn’t know you needed but can’t operate without.”

This new service model has more capacity and more technology than its predecessors, while remaining comparably priced. It is simple to use and intuitive, featuring a “three taps to crimp” format that guides the user through the entire process from start to finish. The technology eliminates the guesswork, greatly reduces the chance of human error, and increases accuracy of hose crimping. It also reduces potential waste caused by selecting the wrong fitting and hose combination, saves money and time on continued operator training, and improves safety by ensuring an accurate crimp every time.