Wire Crimp    Pneumatic Crimp Tool and Accessories

 

FKN supplies a number of tools to help in wire and cable assembly, wire crimping and cable preparation.

     

 

C200 Pneumatic Crimp Tool

 

C1500 Pull Tester

 

C200         Air Operated Wire Crimp Tool

The CM 500W is a table top low cost crimp tool which takes a variety of dies. Air operated, using standard factory air (5 bar min), with a pressing capacity of up to 1200kp, this portable device allows easy and convenient change of tools and set up for different crimp contacts. Compare this to equipment from national manufacturers at twice the price. The C200 is built to crimp in a linear up and down fashion and not like a standard scissors crimp which can wear tools out quickly. Two crimp contact positioning and holding systems are available, a simple crimp contact  star for standard  contacts, or a positioning slide for holding both the crimp contact and the wire

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Press IDC onto Ribbon Cable

Crimp Large Gauge wire

Cut Pins

Split Ribbon Cable

C200 PDF Data Sheet

Wire Crimping

The positioning tool depicted at the right is a flat star which allows the crimp contact to be placed onto one of the blades and rotated into position between the upper and lower die.The correct location for the leaf is set by a ball detent. The operator places the wire into the crimp housing and steps on the foot pedal for a quick and reliable  crimp connection. Tools for measuring the crimp height and the pull out force are also available (see below.) For more precise locating of the crimp contact and wire, a positioning slide is available which allows the loading of the crimp contact and wire  in front of the crimp tool. After placing the crimp contact into the receptacle and inserting the wire into the crimp barrel, the mechanism is moved forward to bring the crimp barrel and wire between the upper and lower crimp die. Stepping on the pneumatic foot pedal will actuate the crimping process. The holding jig is on a spring loaded table which will move down slightly as the upper crimp die brings the contact and wire into the lower crimp die channel.

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Position Blocks and Leafs

The C 200 is distinguished from other economical solutions for making wire crimp connections in medium volume, in that it is provided with a selection of tools to help the operator speed up the positioning and increase the accurracy of the crimping process. The positioning block with the correct positioning leaf aids in placing the crimp contact in position under the die set , leaving the operator free from having to hold the contact near the die set.

 

Crimp Dies

Crimp connections are available in open or closed barrel designs. The closed barrel can be insulated or uninsulated.  Tools for crimping standard wire contacts to coaxial contacts and even fiber optics are available from different manufacturers.  Depicted below are 3 standard crimp tools available off the shelf for crimping open barrels, closed barrels without insulation, and insulated closed barrel. The C200 is designed to take standard die sets from Ideal and other manufacturers. If you need dies for other types of crimp connections such as Coaxial or Fibre Optic contacts, please get in touch with our sales representative and we can help source those for you

 

About Crimping

A crimp connection provides an electrical and a mechanical connection . The measure of the quality for an electrical connection is the conductivity. The measure of quality for the mechanical connection is the pull out force. Both factors, the electrical conductivity and the pull out force, depend directly on the crimp height of the conductor. Using the crimp height caliper, this is measured from the bottom of the claws to the highest point in the crimp.

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Test measurements have indicated that the optimum electrical conductivity (point E, Fig II) and the optimum withdrawal force (point M, Fig. III) are not related to the same crimp height. This means that a crimp with an optimum electrical conductivity does not have the maximum achievable withdrawal force - and vice versa.

It is necessary to attempt to reach a compromise between the two ideal conditions (fig. IV). This compromise point normally lies between the maximum values of the two curves

 

Wire size conversion tableAWG - mm2

AWG

mm2

AWG

mm2

AWG

mm2

1

42.400

11

4.170

22

0.330

2

33.600

12

3.310

24

0.200

3

26.400

13

2.620

26

0.130

4

21.200

14

2.080

28

0.080

5

16.800

15

1.650

30

0.051

6

13.300

16

1.310

32

0.032

7

10.600

17

1.040

34

0.020

8

8.370

18

0.820

36

0.013

9

6.630

19

0.650



10

5.260

20

0.560



 

C1500   Digital Force Measurement Gauge and Stand.

The C1500 is a state-of-the art digital force measurement gauge capable of highly accurate measurements required in quality testing to determine the strength and functionality of all kinds of connectors and fitted components. This heavy duty benchtop device is designed to measure pull forces of wire crimp connections, crimp on solderless lugs, ring, funnel barrel, tongue and spade terminals terminated to wire. Please call 508 935 2282 for a PDF Data sheet.

 

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