Modular Crimpers are both portable and bench-mounted.

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Able to crimp straight or bent-stem fittings from ¼-2 in. in diameter, Karrykrimp® 82C-CHD and Karrykrimp®2 85C-CHD can serve as bench-mounted machines with addition of Power Unit or as mobile crimpers by adding portable stand. Both Parkrimp-style units include Parkalign(TM) system, which positions fitting in die for correct crimp every time. Bottom-loading design helps operators manage long hose assemblies, while linked dies prevent segments from being misplaced or mismatched.

Original Press Release:

New Modular Crimpers from Parker Offer Portable or Bench-Mounted Versatility and Faster Cycle Times

WICKLIFFE, OH - New Parkrimp-style modular crimpers from Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, offer the versatility of being both portable and bench mounted. Thanks to this feature, one of the new crimpers can perform the tasks of two standard crimpers - helping customers to reduce equipment investment and to crimp hoses on any type of job site.

Parker's modular Karrykrimp® (82C-CHD) and Karrykrimp®2 (85C-CHD) can serve as bench-mounted machines with the addition of a Power Unit (85C-1PH) or as a mobile crimper by adding a Portable Stand (85C-STD). The new design further provides faster cycle times on bench-mounted units and the ability to crimp longer bent fittings due to increased height.

The modular Karrykrimp® and Karrykrimp®2 offer all the advantages of Parker's Parkrimp system, which enables any user to make factory-quality hose assemblies quickly, easily and cost-effectively. Parkrimp-style crimpers are designed to crimp fittings to the proper diameter every time, eliminating the need for users to dial variable settings that can produce mis-crimps. The units require no calibration and continuously produce proper crimps.

Parker's Parkrimp system affords users convenience and accuracy with advantages that include:

o Parker's exclusive Parkalign(TM) system, which positions the fitting in the die for a perfect crimp every time.

o An efficient bottom-loading design that makes it easier for operators to manage long hose assemblies.

o Linked dies that prevent segments from being misplaced or mismatched.

o Dies that are color coded by size for easy identification and reduced set-up time.

o Durability that provides years of reliable service.

o An information-rich decal that details the list of proper hose and fitting combinations, tools required and the crimp specification for each hose and fitting combination.

o Crimpsource, ( the most complete online resource for Parker crimp specifications, technical manuals, decals and more.

Parker's family of Parkrimp models can crimp straight or bent-stem fittings from ¼" to 2" in diameter and cover needs ranging from high-volume productivity to portable, on-site assembly.

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The Hose Products Division is a unit of Parker Hannifin Corporation's Fluid Connectors Group. The Group is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and is the world's leading producer of tube fittings, rubber and thermoplastic hose and fittings, brass fittings and valves, quick-connect couplings and assembly tools.

With annual sales exceeding $10 billion in fiscal year 2009, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 52,000 people in 48 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 53 consecutive years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company's web site at, or its investor information site at

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