Uniflex-Hydraulik GmbH, developers and manufacturers of innovative systems for hose assembly production and processing, has announced the SL 3-75 industrial crimper, a new production crimper for industrial hoses from DN 4 to DN 75 mm. According to Uniflex, the SL 3-75 is ideal for hoses used in the food and pharmaceutical sector and fire hoses, and has a crimp force of 50 tons (500 KN). The opening path of the crimping dies is more than 55mm, and the maximum crimping diameter is 88mm.
Uniflex has also stated that the SL 3-75, like its mobile model, has a compact, space saving design, is user-friendly and durable, due to lubrication-free UNIFLEX slide bearing technology — ensuring low maintenance cost, less crimp power loss and high stability in regards to process and repeat accuracy. Because hose assemblies produced with the hydraulic crimpers from UNIFLEX are not soiled with lubricating grease during the crimping process, they are ideally suited for the food and pharmaceutical industry.
The SL 3-75 has a force of 50 t (500 KN), allowing it to crimp hoses with diameters from DN 4 to DN 75 mm, and it is designed with a large opening path of the jaws (55 mm), making it easy to crimp fittings with a flange without removing the crimping dies. A machine opening with a diameter of 125 mm without crimping dies and maximum pressing dimensions of up to 88 mm also enables to process larger workpieces, for instance, in the production of fire hoses.
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