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Want to know how to assemble and operate your RYCO RY16 Crimper, the most versatile crimper on the market? Here, we provide a step-by-step guide to provide you with an effortless crimping experience.

STEP 1: Pre-Delivery Checklist

Checking the contents against a delivery checklist:

STEP 2: Pre-Commencement Inspection

Complete the pre-commencement inspection checklist including the following:

  • Insert the 9-volt battery into the battery holder.
  • Push the red test button to check that the LED crimp light illuminates.
  • Confirm that the serial number, crimp chart and safety decals are attached.
  • Check the vernier crimp die rotates smoothly in both directions. If required, grease the cone shaped surfaces in the crimper cylinder.
  • Check that all the dies are supplied and are appropriately numbered.

STEP 3: Connecting Hand Pump  

  • Pressurise the crimper and check for oil leaks.
  • Prepare the supplied dies by fastening the locating lugs into the back of the dies.

STEP 4: Calculating Crimp Settings

Example: Setting a 23 mm crimp

With a 23mm die set loaded and the 0 on the vernier crimp dial aligned with the 0 on the shaft, the final crimp diameter would be 23mm.

RYCO RY16 Crimper blog
Calculating Crimp Settings

Example: The T2040-0814 Coupling requires a 26mm Crimp

  • Using either the RYCO Crimp Chart or RYCO Crimp app find the corresponding crimp dimension.
  • Find 26mm on the chart and look to the left column for the recommended die set.
  • In this instance, a 23mm die set is required. The chart also shows that 3 clockwise turns on the vernier are required.

RYCO Crimp Range Chart
Selecting the Correct Die Set

STEP 6: Inserting Die Sets

  • Select the 23mm die set and install into crimper.
  • Ensure that all dies are correctly installed.
  • The die set size numbers should face the front.

RYCO RY16 Inserting Die Sets
Inserting Die Sets

STEP 6: Crimping the Hose

  • With the vernier set to zero, rotate the dial clockwise 3 times.
  • Close the valve on the pump.
  • Carefully align the coupling and pressurise the RYCO hand pump.
  • The set crimping diameter is reached when the red LED crimp light is illuminated.
  • Using verniers, confirm the correct crimp diameter.

RYCO RY16 Using Verniers Confirming Correct Crimp Diameter
Using Verniers Confirming Correct Crimp Diameter

STEP 7: Air Bleeding the Hydraulic Hand Pump

  • Connect the pump to the crimper.
  • Ensure that the pump is higher than the crimper.
  • Open the valve to allow air from the crimper to rise to the pump reservoir.
  • Remove the threaded oil reservoir plug.
  • If required, fill the oil reservoir up to just below the bottom of reservoir plug thread.
  • Replace the oil reservoir plug.
  • The pump is now ready to use.

Your hose is ready to go!

To learn more, watch our latest video on RY16 Crimper Assembly & Operation:

RYCO RY16 Crimper Assembly and Operation

RY 16 Crimper Operation Manual is also available to download:
RYCO RY16 Operation Manual

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