Using the same precise, low-friction compression stations as the CX machine, the model RJ can achieve good crimping results without electronics. This simple machine controls the pressure level and toggles open/close an air-actuated compression station.
A complete crimping machine includes a Model RJ machine base and a radial compression station. Model RJ is compatible with a variety of Blockwise radial compression stations, which are chosen based on 1) diameter range, 2) length range, 3) radial force range, and 4) die material.
An air cylinder with adjustable pressure opens and closes the compression station. A stop screw limits the closing diameter, allowing a choice of force (pressure regulator) or diameter (stop screw) control. Knowledge Base: Crimping Diameter and Force Control
The RJ’s controls are easy to understand and use. There are no electronics (except with the heating option).
A toggle valve opens or closes the compression station. The closing is limited by either an adjustable stop screw
or by a force balance against your product sample, adjustable via the pressure regulator / gauge.
An optional heater control box controls the die temperature of metal-die compression stations.
Temperature control is not available with plastic-die compression stations..