Utility tools: RIDGID® continues to innovate in the electrical space with the RE 12-M manual hydraulic crimp tool. The RE 12-M is the lightest and easiest to use 12-ton manual hydraulic crimping tool on the market.
The RE 12-M is used for wire termination and grounding applications to crimp compression lugs and connectors onto copper, aluminum and ACSR wire and grounding rods. The C-shaped head with 1.65-inch jaw opening is large enough for compression applications up to 1,000 MCM and has a 330-degree head rotation for better access in tight spaces.
The RIDGID RapidAdvance System™ on the RE 12-M engages with the lug quicker to speed up the crimping process. Only two pumps are required to engage even the smallest lug size, while having the lowest handle force in its class.
RIDGID is the only manufacturer to offer a removable Head Stand attachment. The Head Stand stabilizes the tool, allowing one person to easily position the cable and lug between the dies while simultaneously pumping the handle of the crimp tool quickly and efficiently on the ground.
“The RE 12-M is noticeably lighter and makes jobs easier for the professional with both the Head Stand and the RapidAdvance System™. It provides a reliable crimp with less fatigue,” said Rob Trefz, RIDGID Global Marketing Director.
The tool comes with a heavy-duty carrying case that holds the tool, Head Stand, and space to hold up to 13 crimp dies. Also included are decals for labeling the die slots inside the case, providing optimal organization and quick access to save time.
RIDGID is a global manufacturer of more than 300 dependable and innovative tools, trusted by the professional trades in over 140 countries. RIDGID products are designed to help professionals in the demanding commercial, industrial and energy markets install and maintain the world’s infrastructure with greater certainty and efficiency. Headquartered in Elyria, Ohio, RIDGID is a business unit of Emerson™, a global innovator in technology and engineering.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2015 were $22.3 billion.