Compared to machine processing, hand tools have a reputation for being much more difficult to achieve consistently good quality. Nevertheless, for certain applications it is impossible to imagine production without manual tools for crimping, stripping or cutting; whether for economic reasons (small series production) or simply for physical reasons (use of machines not possible for reasons of space or application).
We take a close look at quality requirements for manual tools for cutting, stripping and crimping. From the preparation to the testing of crimp connections. Problems and errors that may occur and how to solve or avoid them. We look at the different types of crimp terminals, their characteristics and their particularities during manual processing. We also explore current industry standards and explain ways how to achieve optimum quality for your own applications.
Contents of the reference book "Hand tools in cable processing"
- Introduction: the technologies in cable processing
- The conductor
- Hand Tools in Cable Processing – Cutting & Stripping
- Test Methods and Application
- Crimping: Open Barrel Crimp Connectors
- Hand Crimp Tools: Processing Open Barrel Contacts
- Wire End Ferrules
- Turned Contacts – 4/8-Indent Crimp
- Insulated Cable Lugs
- Closed Crimp Barrels
- Assembly – Disassembly of Crimp Contacts
- Getting a grip on Crimp Quality – How to Start?
The content of this reference book is included in the specialist publication "Principles of Crimping Technology - Compendium".
Also take a look at the training tool associated with this topic Training module „Hand tools in cable processing".
Important: All information in this documentation is either excerpts from designated standards or the result of practical tests and empirical values and does not claim to be complete. All information is without guarantee and does not relieve the user of his own responsibility and duty of care towards his applications! The illustrated machines and production equipment serve to better illustrate the individual topics and are not to be understood as a purchase recommendation! Any questions? Send us an e-mail!
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