RICHMOND, VA (April 27, 2015) — Weidmuller introduces two new high-quality, self-adjusting crimping tools, the PZ 10 HEX for hex-shape crimps and the PZ 10 SQR for square-shape crimps. These new crimp tools create stable electrical crimped connections that meet the requirements of DIN 41641-1 for solderless crimping and exceed the pullout forces stipulated by DIN 46228 1-4 and UL 486 A and B. Both the PZ 10 HEX and PZ 10 SQR can help you achieve higher crimping forces and crimping density while requiring less manual or operating force. When used with Weidmuller ferrules, the crimped contact is UL certified.
The new PZ 10 HEX and PZ 10 SQR crimping tools are suitable for wire-end ferrules, with or without plastic collars, for a cross-section range of AWG 26 ... 8, so there is no need to swap tools when crimping wires of various gauges.
Weidmuller’s New PZ 10 HEX and PZ 10 SQR Crimping Tools
Hexagonal or square wire-end ferrules provide a more secure connection than other crimping forms for screw, spring or direct plug-in clamping systems. The shape of square crimped wire-end ferrules offer optimal protection against twisting at the contact point.
Weidmuller developed the PZ 10 SQR precisely for this purpose. The PZ 10 HEX allows for wire insertion in the clamp from any orientation, and hexagonal crimps, with a somewhat rounded crimp form and extremely low maximum diameter, are ideal for confined clamping spaces. Weidmuller’s new crimp tools offer precise and repeatable crimping. An automatic stop prevents the tools from being opened unintentionally during crimping to eliminate costly errors and ensure consistent crimping quality. The automatic stop may be released at any time if there is a malfunction. Both new tools feature an ergonomic handle design. The tool shape, material, grip and surface structure are optimally designed for the rigor of everyday use and offer safe and comfortable functionality.
Weidmuller supports customers and partners around the world with products, solutions and services in the industrial environment of power, signal and data. The company develops innovative, sustainable and useful solutions that set standards in Industrial Connectivity today and continually work toward providing solutions for the technology challenges of tomorrow. The Weidmuller Group owns manufacturing plants, sales companies and representatives in more than 80 countries.