Gates recently added a universal mobile app to its ever-expanding, ever-improving range of hydraulics solutions. The eCrimp app builds on a previous North America-focused version, adding global capability, automatic updates and new functionality to assist fluid power customers across a wide variety of industries, applications and geographic regions.
The latest eCrimp app provides access to a dynamic and unified Safe Hydraulics knowledge base, the same set of information embedded into the new GC20 with Gates Cortex Intelligence crimper, which integrates the eCrimp app with Gates’ newest crimping hardware. This smartphone version of the eCrimp app offers a host of new features and benefits:
• Global capabilities — Select region to see local products
• Save favorites — Quick access to most used assemblies
• Live crimp specs — Automatic updates when connected to WIFI
• Offline functionality — Content is available regardless of connectivity
• Data on new products — Refreshed via automatic updates
• Dynamic search capability — Flexible ways to find your solution
• Product image library — Product images validate selections
• Copy and email specs — Easy sharing and communication
“Intelligent innovation is central to the way we do business at Gates, and Safe Hydraulics activities are always a priority, regardless of who you are or where you are located,” said Tom Pitstick, Gates CMO and SVP of Product Line Management. “The eCrimp app is the latest example of Gates listening to our customers, analyzing data from the field and the lab, and synthesizing that information to further improve our market-leading portfolio of fluid power solutions. The app and our other new hydraulics products are a result of our commitment to engineering innovation.”
Highlighting the importance of needing to easily communicate crimp specifications to customers, Gates recently introduced innovative, industry-leading hydraulics products, including MegaSys MXG 4K, MXT and Multi Master GMV, which all offer lighter weight, lower force to bend, multi-specification coverage (for reduced inventory requirements) and market-leading performance. Gates also substantially expanded its hydraulics product offering, adding the PRO Series line for standard-duty applications to complement the existing MegSys line for high-power, high-pressure applications.
“Simply put,” said Pitstick, “we are driving new technology into our portfolio. With the eCrimp app, and a significant increase in the number of new product introductions in general, we demonstrate our ability to drive continuous product innovation.”
The Gates eCrimp app is available now for free download. Look for the black icon in the iOS App Store or Android Play Store.