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GreenleeGreenlee’s new EK6IDL six-ton dieless lightweight crimping tool is designed with a dual stage telescopic cylinder to identify the correct pressure needed to crimp a broad range of wire classes.

It has two pistons. The interior small piston transmits a force of 30kN, allowing the tool to fix cable lugs and connectors to the correct position prior to crimping operations and crimp smaller cross sections up to 1/0 AWG. The exterior piston transmits a force of 60kN and crimps all larger cross sections.

The EK6IDL is managed by Greenlee’s Intelli-Crimp technology, which measures pressure and amperage 32 times a second. This provides variable 30kN / 60kN cylinder safeguards that makes sure optimal crimp performance is always being achieved regardless of the cross section, Greenlee said. The tool can be used in an extremely large crimp range, for copper material 8AWG-500MCM and aluminum material 1/0AWG-350MCM.

 It’s also Gator Eye compatible, allowing users to get the most of their tools with the ability to track work history, generate reports, performance logs, and notify when recalibration is needed. 

There’s a flip top style rotating head, single trigger operation controls for all tool functions, and automatic retraction. There are accountability features with the tool that help eliminate the risk of selecting the wrong die, and another feature provides a clear marking for crimped connectors which enables subsequent control. 

 Greenlee said application areas include industrial and commercial electricians, switchgear, control-gear, as well as transformer manufacturers where standard and fine stranded conductors are commonly used, often in restricted areas. 

For more info: www.greelee.com 

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