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CT 36

Pneumatic Crimping Machine


The CT 36 Pneumatic Crimping Machine is designed with safety and productivity in mind for loose-piece crimping applications. Its parallel crimping action delivers up to 35 kN (3.9 tons) of force. The quality of the crimp is guaranteed by a full-cycle mechanism that assures that the dies have closed completely before they are reopened. The ergonomic 15 degree tilt of the machine provides an optimal viewing angle and the LED light enhances visibility of the crimping area. 

The machine uses a small pneumatic cylinder to hold the crimping head in the closed position. The operator uses the first of two interlocked footpedals to open the dies while using both hands to position the wire and terminal. When the first footpedal is released, the dies close lightly to hold the terminal in place. The operator presses the second footpedal to complete the crimping cycle. As an added safety feature, the machine will not cycle if the dies are opened more than 5.9 mm (0.23"). 

The new Quick Change die adapter system allows for fast changeover times and to prepare for upcoming jobs by using additional (optional) die adapters. The CT 36 is very simple to set up and operate. A wide range of crimping dies can be used by choosing the corresponding die adapter.

  • Parallel crimping action
  • Preclose function to increase productivity, quality and safety
  • Safety feature to prevent accidental machine start
  • Full-cycle mechanism ensures dies close completely before they are reopened
  • Ergonomic 15 degree tilt provides clear view of work area
  • LED illuminated crimping area for accurate, fast and safe positioning of the terminal
  • Electronic piece counter
  • Easy dual footpedal operation
  • New Quick Change die adapter system 
  • Includes one die adapter to choose from. See “Application Range” in the following tab.

Application Range

Processing Capabilities

  • Crimping applications requiring up to 35 kN (3.9 tons) of force
  • Insulated and noninsulated crimping applications up to 35 mm2 (2 AWG)
  • Includes one die adapter to choose from:
    • For all new Schleuniger male-fitting die sets
    • For all new CSV10 type Schleuniger die sets 
    • For previous CT series female-fitting die sets
  • By using the proper die adapter, a wide range of die sets are available to crimp:
    • Insulated & noninsulated terminals
    • Closed and open barrel terminals
    • Ferrules
    • Butt splices
  • It is compatible with previous CT series female-fitting Schleuniger die sets by using the proper die adapter.

Technical Data

Conductor Cross Section

Up to 35 mm² (2 AWG) on insulated and & noninsulated terminals. Larger sizes may be possible depending upon the terminal type.

Crimping Force

35 kN (3.9 tons)


18 mm (0.71”)

Ram Speed (Idle)

Approximately 1 cm/s (0.39 inch/s)

Safety Cover

Fixed around the crimping dies

Compressed Air Connection

6 bar / 90 psi, 2.3 l (140.4 in3) per stroke

Power Supply

110 - 240VAC (Only for low consumption LED Light)

Noise Level

<62 dB(A)

Weight17 kg (38 lbs)
Dimensions (L x W x H)

390 x 175 x 440 mm (15.4” x 6.9” x 17.3”)

CE Conformity

The CT 36 complies fully with all CE and EMC equipment guidelines relative to mechanical and electrical safety and electromagnetic compatibility.

Important NoteSchleuniger recommends that wire samples be submitted in cases where there is doubt as to the processing capabilities of a particular machine.

More Info


  • Custom die holders to accept other manufacturers’ die sets are available upon request.
  • Custom crimping die sets available upon request.