The KNIPEX crimping range: safety and compliance sorted

KNIPEX has added some new additions to its crimping range, designed to produce fast, safe and secure connections in compliance with current standards. From inexpensive crimping pliers for wire ferrules as a light and compact hand tool, to the compact and universal Multi-Crimp crimp system pliers and the semi-automatic, electrically driven eCrimp system pliers with over 1,500 interchangeable, different crimp inserts, with KNIPEX you have all the options at hand.

Crimping pliers for wire ferrules exert pressure on both ferrule and wire from all sides via four crimping parts. In this way, when choosing the right crimping profile or using an automatic crimping tool due to plastic deformation, a mechanically firm and electrically secure connection is achieved.

For instance, the KNIPEX 97 53 14 Self-Adjusting Crimping Pliers for wire ferrules is designed to provide reliable hexagonal crimping of wire ferrules from 0.08 to 16mm² (AWG 6) by simply turning and setting the adjusting wheel, and all twin wire ferrules up to 2 by 10mm² (AWG 2 and 8). The tool has an automatic self-adjustment feature that ensures a complete crimping cycle for consistent, reliable and fast crimping.

The hexagonal crimp layout is particularly suitable for confined connections, giving a near round form. The tool also has an automatic adaptation feature that adjusts to the wire ferrule size for precise and quick crimping. The crimping pressure is calibrated in the factory for precise crimping. The toggle lever ensures optimum transmission of force for fatigue-reduced operation. The ergonomic and comfortable handle makes the operation smooth and lightweight. This tool is also compliant with DIN 46228 parts 1+4 for crimping wire ferrules. It is made of special quality chrome vanadium electric steel that is oil-hardened for added durability.

Also new for 2023, the KNIPEX Twistor T (97 53 19) has a crimp head that can be rotated 360° and has eight locking positions. The trapezial crimp profile has a high capacity range from 0.14 to 10mm², allowing wire ferrules to be crimped from almost any working position. The tool also has an automatic adjustment feature that adapts to different cross-sections, making it easy to use for a variety of projects. The crimp opening is accessible from both sides, and can accommodate wire ferrules up to 18mm in length in one operation, making it easy to crimp extra-long wire ferrules. The tool is also suitable for crimping twin wire ferrules up to 2 by 6mm². The ratchet mechanism (which is unlockable) ensures repetitive, high-quality crimping. The tool is light and handy, and the toggle lever mechanism reinforces manual force.

KNIPEX also has a range of assortment boxes, such as the 97 99 906 Assortment Box, with insulated wire ferrules are a convenient and practical solution for storing and dispensing these essential components. These boxes feature a handy, transparent dispenser box with a rotating lid that allows for easy access to the individual wire ferrules inside. The lid has an opening that makes it simple to remove a single wire ferrule, without having to take the entire box apart.

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