FAQs - Sampling

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Crimping tools

What type of crimping tools are available?

Manual and electronic battery and electronic high power (with fixed power supply and cord) options are available to meet the diverse array of laboratory crimping and decapping applications. View the full range of CRS crimping tools.

Which crimping tool do I need?

This is based on the amount of crimping you perform as well as individual preference. Manual crimping tools are ideal for low volume crimping. Electronic battery and high power crimpers are recommended for higher volume applications. Of course, high and low volume levels are subjective to the individual user. Electronic battery crimping tools can be used with aluminum or two-part aluminum/steel caps. A separate tool is required for each size and function needed. In contrast, the electronic high power crimping tool has interchangeable jaw sets for various sizes and functions that fit into one main unit. These tools are also strong enough to be used with all steel and magnetic caps.

View the full range of CRS crimping tools.

How many crimps can I get out of one full charge on an electronic battery crimper?

This is dependent on the application use. Typically 600-1,000 cycles per charge.

Can the electronic battery crimper unit be used while charging?


How long does an electronic battery crimper take to fully charge?

About 2 hours.

What is the life expectancy of the electronic battery unit?

This is dependent on the application and how heavily it is used. Typically 60,000-100,000 cycles.

Are the crimpers RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliant?


What jaw sizes are available?
  • Crimpers have 8 mm, 11 mm, 13 mm, 13 mm flip off, 20 mm, and 20 mm flip off jaw sets available.
  • Decappers have 11 mm, 13 mm, and 20 mm jaw sets available. The 20 mm decapper jaw set works for the standard 20 mm caps as well as the 20 mm flip off caps.


Are crimping tools autoclavable?


  • For electronic crimpers: there are electronic parts that would not be compatible.
  • For manual crimpers: The internal workings and the jaw sets of the crimpers are coated with grease for lubrication, and we cannot guarantee the quality of the product function if that grease were to be removed during the autoclave process.

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