Tools and Equipment
Greenlee IntelliCrimp ECCXL and others battery crimping tools
By Anthony Capkun
Greenlee has replaced its entire line of battery-powered crimping tools with a new line of Li-ion powered tools, all of which feature IntelliCrimp—a pressure sensor that notifies users with both a visual and audible alert when the crimping force is below spec for a good crimp. Most of the new models also have a new feature called Automatic Retraction Stop (ARS), which automatically retracts the ram just enough to get ready for the next cycle. The ECCXL and E12CCXL have Retraction Stop Repeat (RSR), which allows you to partially retract the ram, then the tool repeats the retraction for subsequent crimps. The LED provides you with the battery charge and tool maintenance status, and also provides a light for working in dark places. This line comes with 18V Li-ion batteries that provide, says Greenlee, 70% more cycles per charge.