Tools and Equipment
Greenlee releases EK6IDL six-ton dieless crimper
By Alyssa Dalton
September 8, 2014 – Greenlee says its EK6IDL six-ton dieless crimper is designed with a dual stage telescopic cylinder to identify the correct pressure needed to crimp a broad range of wire classes.
An interior small piston transmits a force of 30kN to fix cable lugs and connectors, and crimps cross sections up to 1/0 AWG, as an exterior piston transmits a force of 60kN and crimps larger cross sections. The EK6IDL comes with a flip top style rotating head, has single trigger operation controls for all tool functions, and automatic retraction. According to Greenlee, accountability features help eliminate the risk of selecting the wrong die, while another feature provides a clear marking for crimped connectors which enables subsequent control. Application areas include industrial and commercial electricians, switchgear and control-gear.