How can you ensure you’ve achieved a reliable connection – every time?
There are many alternatives out there when it comes to choosing a crimp tool, and making the wrong choice can not only result in electrical inefficiency or wasted materials, but it could compromise your whole design. Crimp manufacturers recommend specific tools to achieve the best performance from their products, and here are some of the reasons why:
- SAFETY: A UL specification signifies safety, security and reliability of an end-product, however, to comply with UL requirements often the manufacturer recommended tool and crimp in combination is required. Ultimately, the use of a generic tool could invalidate the UL specification of the end-product.
- RELIABILITY: The manufacturer provides optimal performance data that is based on use of the appropriate tooling, therefore such specifications may not be achieved without the correct tooling. To ensure consistency and reliability it is always recommended to use the specified tool.
- WASTED MATERIALS: Using the wrong tooling can result in multiple failed crimps, which leads to wastage as well as unreliable results.
- WARRANTY INVALIDATION: Warranties and assurances of performance are often reliant on the recommended tooling being used, and failure to do so could compromise any warranties that are in place.
- PEACE OF MIND: Specified manufacturer-recommended tooling can mean access to unmatched customer service and support to deliver not only the highest quality result, but also peace of mind that you have not compromised on the quality of the end-product.
Molex provides documentation and training resources, supported by their commitment to customer service, that helps to protect your investment in the correct tooling. Molex recommends and provides tools to produce optimal crimp terminations that provide reliable and robust electrical connections for every application.
The following video demonstrates how to make a proper crimp using hand crimp tools.