Positronic recognizes the importance of supplying crimp, insertion, removal and press-fit tools to ensure the proper and efficient use of our products.
Pneumatic Crimp Tool
This fast cycling, automatic crimp tool produces a four double-indent crimp on a wide variety of wire sizes. Contacts must be ordered on reels. Foot control valve is supplied as a standard accessory. Crimp machines are available for most signal and power contacts.
Contacts may be supplied in plastic carriers, packaged in reels holding 2,000 or 1,000 contacts for use with the automatic pneumatic crimp tools. The same type carrier is used for both male and female contacts. Reeled contacts carry a unique part number identifier, which is an “R” added to the base part number.
Cycle-Controlled Hand Crimp Tools
Most hand crimp tools are adjustable and produce a four double-indent crimp configuration. Four double-indent crimping requires an interchangeable positioner. Each positioner is equipped with a name plate that gives the recommended crimp depth setting for common wire sizes. Some contacts require a hex-shaped crimp, for which special tools are available.
Insertion and Removal Tools
Insertion tools are used for insertion of contacts into the rear of the connector. Removal tools allow for the extraction of removable contacts from the connector.
Various press-fit tools are available, which are typically used with customer-supplier arbor press equipment. The press-fit tool allows for the connector to be pressed into the PCB without resulting damaging to the connector or the PCB. Some connectors require a support tool be placed beneath the PCB. Our press-fit tool technology exerts force on individual contacts, rather than on the insulator.
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