Iowa Precision Tie Rod Crimper

Whether you use 1/2″, 3/4″ or 1″ EMT, keeping HVAC ductwork quiet is reliably cost effective and easy with the Iowa Precision Tie Rod Crimper. Using commonly available hardware, this machine crimps hex-bolts or hex-nuts into the tie rod end tight enough to survive a 3,000 lbs. pull test.

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Model

Capacity

Air Required

Motor / Voltage

Dimensions / Weight

Iowa Precision Tie Rod Crimper

1/2", 3/4", and 1"

85 PSI min. (5 to 6 BAR)

3hp, 208 – 230/3/60

Length: 21"

Width: 27"

Height: 41"

Weight: approx 800 lbs.

Cost Comparison

Iowa Precision Tie Rod Crimper vs. Proprietary Lock Hardware

Part

Tie Rod Crimper with Standard 3/8" Bulk Hardware

Tie Rod Crimper with Mestek Machinery 1/4" Hardware and 9/16" Hex Head

Competitor 9/16" Proprietary Lock Hardware

Tie Rod Crimper with Mestek Machinery 1/4" Hardware and 3/4" Hex Head

Competitor 3/4" Proprietary Lock Hardware

Hex Bolt

$0.04

$0.175

$0.39*

$0.21

$0.41*

Hex Nut Jam

$0.02

$0.075

$0.39*

$0.09

$0.41*

Rubber Washer

$0.05

$0.05

$0.05

Total

$0.11

$0.30

$0.39

$0.34

$0.41

Cost per Tie Rod (Total Price x 2)

$0.22

$0.60

$0.78

$0.68

$0.82

Savings per Tie Rod

$0.56

$0.18

$0.14

Iowa Precision Tie Rod Crimper



 
Iowa Precision | Tie Rod Crimper



 
Iowa Precision | Tie Rod Crimper

Tie Rod Crimper Cost Comparison

Cost savings of Iowa Precision Tie Rod Crimper using standard hardware or Mestek Machinery’s 1/4″
thread body TRC hardware compared to the competitors proprietary tie rod hardware.


# of Duct Sections per Year (3 tie Rod)
= Tie Rods

Cost of Tie Rod Crimper: $


Savings Per Tie Rod

Standard: $
1/4″ with 9/16″ Hex Head: $
1/4″ with 3/4″ Hex Head: $

35 Second labor savings per tie rod: $0.583
60/hr burdened labor rate

Total Combines Savings:

Standard: $
1/4″ with 9/16″ Hex Head: $
1/4″ with 3/4″ Hex Head: $

Tie Rods Required for 1 Year Payback

Standard:
1/4″ with 9/16″ Hex Head:
1/4″ with 3/4″ Hex Head:

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