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Digital Pressure Controlled Electric Crimper for CR20XX Coin Cells (Ar Glovebox Compatible) - MSK-160E

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Item Number: MSK160E
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Optional Die Sets

MSK-160E is a compact Pressure Adjustable Electric Crimper for CR2016, CR2025, CR2032, and CR2450 coin cells. The use of a 24VDC motor enables the operation inside a glove box under the Ar atmosphere for Li-S, Li Metal Air, and Li half-cell testing. The digital pressure controller can keep the crimping force consistent at each time.  The compact size of the crimper allows the user to move it in or out from the airlock chamber of the standard glove-box. 
MTI has granted the patent 201120462024.0 for the Electric Coin Cell Crimpers MSK-160E since July 2012.
KF40 feedthrough is included for Ar gas glovebox since Jan. 2023


  • 110 - 240V AC (50/60Hz) NRTL certified power adapter for worldwide use
  • 24V DC motor with reducing gear, 15W. The operation is very safe without further certification                           
Output dimension
  • O.D +0.15mm after crimping (Original O.D 19.96mm, then output after crimping is about 20.11mm)
Power Cord Extension w/ Feed Through for using in a glove-box

  • An extension power cord with a KF40 feedthrough is included in the standard package. This extension is required for the following applications:
    • No power source is available inside the glove box and the customer needs to extend the power cord to the outside of the glovebox, 
    • If the equipment is going to be placed in an argon atmosphere, please keep the 24V power adaptor outside of glovebox with the KF40 feedthrough. The 24V adapter is susceptible to arcing in argon. (Nitrogen atmosphere is safe.)
Die Set & Compatibility

  • The standard package includes one assembling die made of hardened steel for crimping CR2032, 2025, & 2016 coin cells.
  • 100 pcs MTI's CR2032 cases are included in the package for immediate testing
  • Optional crimping and de-crimping die sets are available. Click here to check the price and availability         
  • Optional Crimping Die Core for 3-Electrode 2032 coin cells are available at extra cost.
  • Note:  You may adjust the gap adjustment screw to match the coin cell case with a different thickness.
Pressure  Control

  • A built-in load cell with a digital display for pressure measurement and control
  • Pressure adjustment range: 0-1.35T  ( 0 - 135o kg )
  • The recommended assembling pressure for CR20XX coin cells should be over 0.8T for MTI's CR2032 cases. Please find the desired pressure by experiment.
Protection Shield A protection shield/enclosure (plexiglass) with a safety interlock is installed

Dimensions & Weight

  • Dimension:     220mm(L) x 130mm(W) x 430mm(H) 
  • Net Weight::    25 kg (55 lbs)
  • The crimper can be sent into the glovebox via an airlock chamber
Shipping Dimensions
  • 40" x 28" x25"
Shipping Weight
  • 80 lbs

  • CE Certified
  • NRTL or CSA certification is available upon request at extra cost. 
  • Patent Granted: 201120462024.0 for the Coin Cell Case Crimping since July 2012
Warranty One-year limited warranty with lifetime support
(rusted and damaged parts due to improper storage condition or maintenance are not covered by warranty)
Operation  Video

Maintenance Notes

& Warnings
  • Electrolytes are highly corrosive materials. The die set must be cleaned with alcohol after each use to avoid corrosion 
  • In the case a replacement die is needed, please click pic.1 in below to order.
  • The PTFE die (found at the top die) ejects the cell casing after crimping via spring-loaded pressure. Do NOT overtighten the pressure adjustment knob to avoid damaging this PTFE die.
  • To set the proper pressure on the die, loosen the knob all the way until the spring compression is no longer stressed. Then start tightening the knob and stop turning it once the spring compression is felt. This will prevent the PTFE to die from deformation by overpressure. (Please refer to Pic.2 for details. )
  • Please use MTI Brand Coin Cell Cases only with the crimper. We don't guarantee the crimping quality if other brand cells 
           Pic.1        Pic.2                                    
Application Notes  --

How to choose  MTI Crimper
  • MSK-110 is a hydraulic manual crimper. It is suitable to use outside the glovebox.   It is a little difficult to operate inside a glove box and also may be risky on oil leaking for long time use
  • MSK-110-S  is driven by inert gases, which is suitable for use inside a glovebox with N2/Ar and with the faster operation.
  • MSK-160E is driven by electricity and good for use in the glovebox with N2/Ar.   but speed is a little slower than MSK-110-S. It has a compact size and can be transferred via the air-lock chamber of the glove box.
  •    Msk-110                 MSK-110S          MSK-160E

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