Ergonomic crimp tool
Platinum Tools’ newest crimper includes a ‘straight plate’ lower jaw assembly that the company says eliminates structural stress points.
Platinum Tools will debut its 9-Inch Ergo Crimp Tool at InfoComm 2014, which will be held June 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. John Phillips, product manager with Platinum, said, “The next-generation crimp tool technology has been designed around the user. We’ve made crimping even easier and more comfortable. The ‘straight plate’ lower jaw assembly eliminates critical structural stress points, common in most competitive tools. It will not break under heavy stress and will last for years.”
The 9-Inch Ergo Crimp Tool crimps insulated terminals to 10 AWG and non-insulated terminals to 8 AWG. Crimp dies available include CATV F, BNC, TNC, SMB, SMA and N coaxial connectors; it also accepts crimp die sets from many other tools.
Platinum further explained that the crimper’s reduced handle grip distance “makes it ideal for all hand sizes and allows for prolonged, comfortable use.” It further stated the tool facilitates a smooth ratcheted crimp cycle, with a safety release and no breakover hand force.
The tool “is available with a number of tool and die specifications, allowing it to work with a number of cable types, crimp types and sizes, and connector types,” Phillips added. “Custom dies are also available.”