ELYRIA, Ohio – RIDGID announced the RP 340 Press Tool, a smaller, lighter pressing option for joining copper and stainless steel tubing from one-half inch to four inches in diameter and PEX tubing and black iron pipe from one-half inch to two inches in diameter.
The RP 340 is 30 percent smaller and 17 percent lighter than its predecessor (the RP 330 Press Tool), increasing user maneuverability and reducing the potential for operator fatigue. It also boasts an industry-leading service-interval cycle (up to 42,000 cycles) and comes standard with new RIDGID 18V Advanced Lithium 2 batteries, which are capable of more than 200 presses per charge and charge faster than previous RIDGID batteries, all in a smaller and lighter package. Larger capacity 18V Advanced Lithium 4 batteries are also available and are capable of delivering more than 400 presses per charge. An optional AC power adapter provides users ultimate flexibility with the ability to switch between battery and corded AC power.
Compatible with all RIDGID Standard Series Pressing Jaws and Attachments, the RP 340 offers industry-exclusive bolt sensor technology to ensure jaws and attachments are securely connected to the tool before a press cycle is initiated. Other features include a quick cycle time (four seconds); the ability to operate in extreme temperature ranges (15 F–122 F) and the ability to rotate jaws up to 270 degrees to access tight spaces.
“The RP 340 is the smallest and lightest four-inch capable press tool that RIDGID has ever offered,” said Rob Trefz, director of marketing for pipe installation and maintenance products at RIDGID. “The smaller size helps get the tool into tight areas and the lighter weight reduces operator fatigue. In addition, the tool can be run with battery- or corded-power, giving users the ability to choose the best option for each job.”
The RP 340 Press Tool comes with a convenient carrying case and is backed by the RIDGID Full Lifetime Warranty against material defects and workmanship.
For additional information about the RIDGID RP 340 Press Tool and other RIDGID Pressing Technology, please visit www.RIDGID.com/pressing or call1-800-769-7743.