Continental has introduced a new intelligent crimper controller for distributors and customers in the hydraulic and industrial hose markets.
“This new, exclusive crimping technology will enable Continental to provide the customer with instantaneous updates to the crimper thereby reducing costly downtime and offering a new level of enhanced efficiency, safety, quality and speed to our customers operations,” said Andreas Gerstenberger, head of the Industrial Fluid Solutions global business unit.
Continental crimpers equipped with CrimpIQ controllers are designed to provide instantaneous maintenance information and updates for users who crimp hydraulic and industrial hoses.
The monitoring process of this new Continental crimper is entirely cloud-based. “You will be able to oversee the entire process via a private security-protected internet site,” said Gerstenberger. “CrimpIQ controller is the next step for Continental, our distributors and customers to become true system and solution partners for hose assembly-related services. We believe that the CrimpIQ controller will do the same thing for the hose industry as the smartphone did to enhance our connectivity in our daily lives.”
The new user-friendly, reliable CrimpIQ controller will be available on the following production crimpers: PC200, PC400, PC440, PC600, PC1000 and PC1200. The controller was developed in the U.S. and can be acquired through normal Continental sales channels.