Cembre RHU1000 Presshead (Overhead Lines & Substation Connectors)

Cembre RHU1000 Presshead (Overhead Lines & Substation Connectors)

Cembre RHU1000 Presshead (Overhead Lines & Substation Connectors)

Cembre RHU1000 is a hydraulic presshead crimping tool complete with quick automatic coupler for connection to a hydraulic pump with a working pressure of 700 bar max.

RHU1000 is a 1,100 kN hydraulic presshead for full tension, transmission and substation connection.

RHU1000 presshead will accept all semi-circular slotted dies common to most 100 ton heads as the Alcoa ones. The standard version must be operated by a single acting pump; possibility to convert from single to double acting by substitution of the breather valve with a female quick coupling.

The presshead weighs 50.6kg and is supplied in a robust steel case which is suitable for storage of the crimper head tool  – used to joint and terminate lugs or connectors on LV MV HV cables including 11kV/33kV medium/high voltage electrical systems.

Cembre RHU1000 Presshead

User Instructions

  • The Cembre RHU1000 presshead is equipped with a “self-lock” quick male coupler which can be connected to a Cembre pneumatic or electric pump
  • Select the appropriate die set for the connectors (crimp lugs or splices) for use with the presshead
  • Open the latch and release the upper die holder of the hydraulic crimping tool or presshead
  • Insert one die into the upper die holder and one die into the lower die holder
  • Close the latch on the presshead
  • Insert the conductor into the connector (crimp lug or splice)
  • Locate the connector between the crimping dies at the desired crimp position
  • Operate the pump to advance the main ram of the Cembre RHU1000
  • Continue to operate the pump, the ram will gradually advance until crimp dies meet
  • Recommended to keep pumping until the maximum pressure valve is activated and a “click” is heard
  • After crimping completion press the release lever to release oil pressure
  • Recommend only Cembre Lugs & Connectors are used with Cembre tooling

Cembre RHU1000 comes with VAL1000 steel case.

CEMBRE RHU1000 Presshead


Cembre RHU1000 Presshead Specification
Tool Width 278mm
Tool Length 414mm
Crimping Force Developed 1100kN
Type of Action Crimp
Weight  50.6kg
Nominal Pressure Of Presshead 700 bar
Cembre RHU1000 Presshead (Overhead Lines & Substation Connectors)

Cembre RHU1000 Presshead – Hydraulic Crimping Tool

Cembre RHU1000

Cembre RHU1000 presshead supplied with protective carrying case, tool manual and crimp die sets

➡ For Cembre electrical connections, see Cable Crimps, Lugs & Connectors

Contact T&D to discuss crimping cables at MV-HV, including 11kV-33kV, to ensure correct Cembre tool, lug/splice and die set selection – visit battery crimping tools for repetitive crimping of cables without strain injury or worker fatigue.

Full range of battery cable cutting tools also available.