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Voor onmiddellijke vrijgave May 15, 2008

Contact: Kathy Brysse

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Gates presents a new line of self-assembly machinery

Today Gates is bringing a completely new range of custom-designed self-assembly machinery to the market for the production of factory quality assemblies fully complying with European Directives and the most stringent international standards. 
The new range includes hose cutting, marking and crimping machines and comes with the necessary accessories such as a Quick Die Change Tool (QDC) and marking dies. This new machinery programme offers a grease-free, ergonomic and user-friendly package for professional service in a workshop environment, for mobile operations and even for service in the field.
All machines are designed to be user-friendly and ensure fast, comfortable handling.   In all electrical-driven crimpers, a standard built-in storage rack is positioned for quicker die selection, while die sets are logically organised and within easy reach of the operator. For service in the field Gates has developed a range of small, portable and lightweight crimpers specifically designed for end-users on site so unnecessary downtime can be avoided. These portable machines come with a detachable die storage case, solid and durable handles and resistant rubber protection layers.
In addition,Gates crimpers come with a unique self-lubricating slide bearing system, which fully eliminates metal-to-metal abrasion between master dies and the crimper head and decreases friction by 20%. This results in a grease-free operation lowering maintenance costs substantially; in a cleanerworking environment dirt and debris are less likely to cause costly downtime.
Providing the customer with maintenance-free and cost-competitive machinery is an aspect of Gates Integrated System Approach. Within this approach Gates does not only offer a wide array of hoses and couplings manufactured to stringent tolerances but also rigorously validated assembly machines and dies together with optimal crimp data. All these components are designed together to guarantee a perfect fit, enhanced safety and high-quality performance.
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