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Gates® GC20™ with Gates® Cortex™ Intelligence takes the guesswork out of hydraulic assembly fabrication. Our innovative crimper features intuitive touch-screen controls, improved ergonomics, and on-board training. The intelligent Cortex™ platform brings smart crimper technology and real-time connectivity providing the latest up-to-date product crimp specifications with integrated Gates® eCrimp™ settings and remote support for ultimate operational efficiency.
At Gates, we design our hydraulic hose crimper solutions to be versatile, and now with our Gates® GC20r Conversion Kit you can upgrade your existing Gates® Power Crimp™ 707, bringing your hose assembly fabrication business into the next generation.
Our GC20 with Gates Cortex Intelligence has won GOLD in the hydraulics category of Design World’s LEAP (Leadership in Engineering Achievement Program) award! We’re honored that our industry-first digital crimping technology was recognized & are proud to receive such a major engineering design award. We applaud the Gates team whose innovation, dedication & expertise made this possible.
When selecting the 2020 LEAP Awards hydraulics category winner, Design World judges had this to say about the Gates GC20 Cortex, “Hydraulics is many times a function of tribal knowledge. Now, this knowledge is at a user’s fingertips. And the price-point is fantastic!”
Watch how we are changing hose assembly fabrication at the push of a button.
Gates exclusive database containing the most up-to-date specifications for Gates hydraulic and industrial hose products including crimping instructions, crimp diameter and maintenance/ troubleshooting information. Gates® Cortex™ Intelligence embeds eCrimp™ with continuous updates via Wi-Fi for the most current product and crimp data available.
UPGRADE WITH GATES® NEW GC20r™ CORTEX™ CONVERSION. Gates offers the GC20™ Cortex™ as a new crimper, and we offer conversion kits that upgrade the PC707 crimper to a digital, connected GC20 Cortex crimper with a straightforward 45-minute conversion. Plus, the conversion kits utilize the same dies and pump as your existing PC707, to minimize disruptions to your business.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
I LOVE THE PC707; WHY DID YOU CHANGE IT?
We love it too, that’s why we enhanced it with the most advanced technology. GC20™ Cortex™ has all PC707 capabilities, including upgrades that solve PC707 pain points and additional new features designed to exceed expectations. This is more than a crimper.
The PC707 has been around for decades, and frankly it is not taking advantage of modern electronics, controls, and connectivity that are available today. These advances are expected by our customers and allow Gates to further safeguard crimper operations. Furthermore, the upgrades included in GC20 Cortex will make the safety-critical task of assembling hose more adaptable to the next generation workforce.
WHY DO YOU SAY THIS IS MORE THAN A CRIMPER?
The smart technology and user-focused features in the Cortex platform go beyond conventional crimper expectations. Onboard training videos make the GC20 Cortex a training tool to ensure new operators are prepared with Safe Hydraulics content. Ongoing reminders about Safe Hydraulics are presented to operators during normal GC20 crimp operations. Furthermore, New Product Introduction is integrated into the Cortex platform, with instantaneous access to crimp specs and marketing collateral on all new Gates Fluid Power products.
HOW DID GATES DO IT?
Gates built upon the already-popular PC707 crimper and the useful eCrimp platform, add innovative machine controls, a cloud platform, and an industrial application to deliver a robust Gates Enterprise Solution. This means Gates owns this technology from end-to-end to deliver complete customers solutions with robust functionality and secure data integrity.
WHAT DOES CORTEX MEAN IN GC20™ WITH GATES® CORTEX™ INTELLIGENCE?
Just like the cortex in our brains, Gates® Cortex™ Intelligence, is a powerful central platform that will enable those “higher-order” business functions. This platform is just the start of a digital revolution at Gates, one that meets the expectations of the next generation of customers and employees and aligns with Industry 4.0. And just like the cortex in our brains, Gates® Cortex™ will evolve and expand over time to meet business needs and provide additional value for Gates customers.
GC20 CORTEX SOUNDS COOL WITH ALL THE NEW FEATURES. BUT I AM USING PC707 ALREADY.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER OPTIONS AVAILABLE INSTEAD OF HAVING TO MAKE A NEW PURCHASE?
At Gates, we are committed to maximize customer value. If you are one of our existing loyal PC707 users, there is a retrofit kit option that allows you to update your PC707 crimper to a GC20 crimper with minimal disruptions to your business. The conversion can be completed on a PC707 at a customer site in about 45 minutes and requires only basic tools. Plus, the GC20 uses the same crimper dies and pump as the PC707 for minimal disruptions to your business.
IS THIS GOING TO BE TOO EXPENSIVE?
A tremendous amount of value is packed into the GC20 Cortex! While the GC20 Cortex remains one of Gates baseline crimpers, Gates is significantly increasing the value to customers. This crimper innovation will save you time, money and hassle - faster crimper, easier training, access to new crimp specs, reminders on safe hydraulics, long-term quality due to calibration cycles and preventive maintenance tracking to keep your crimper up and running.
WILL THE TABLET BREAK EASILY? HOW LONG IS THE BATTERY LIFE?
The tablet securely attaches to the crimper and is delivered with an industrial case and screen protector for extra protection. The battery charges automatically when the GC20™ Cortex™ is docked in the crimper, and smart charging aids in long battery life.
WILL THIS PRODUCT BE AVAILABLE IN OTHER REGIONS?
While the initial launch is in the US and Canada, we are actively exploring options to make GC20™ Cortex™ technology available in numerous regions where Gates Hydraulic products are sold.