Technology company Continental has developed and introduced at NAHAD, a cutting edge 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 hose.
The monitoring process of this new, innovative Continental crimper is entirely cloud-based. “You will be able to oversee the entire process via a private security-protected Internet site,” added 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 smart phone 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.
Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2017, Continental generated sales of €44 billion and currently employs more than 240,000 people in 61 countries.
As a division in the Continental Corporation, ContiTech is one of the world’s leading industrial specialists. Its customers can be found in key industries such as machine and plant engineering, mining, the agricultural industry, and the automotive industry. With around 47,000 employees in 42 countries, the company uses its development and material expertise for products and systems made of rubber, polyamide, metal, textile, and electronic components to combine these with individual services. ContiTech also offers functional and design-oriented living solutions and is always searching for customer-friendly and environmentally friendly answers – going well and truly beyond its roots as a producer of rubber products. With preliminary sales of approximately €6.2 billion (2017), this international technology partner is active with core branches in Europe, Asia, North and South America.