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Technology company Continental’s intelligent crimper controller is 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 with CrimpIQ controllers provide instant maintenance information and updates for users who crimp hydraulic and industrial hose. The monitoring process is entirely cloud-based.

“You will be able to oversee the entire process via a private security-protected internet site,” Gerstenberger said.

“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 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. The company employs more than 240,000 people in 61 countries.