Many of you are probably familiar with the components needed for a perfectly structured cabling system. It reaches a point where all the components must be arranged in a logical order and joined to form the system. In order to help with the process, in this post we are going to be talking about connection tools for pulling, crimping and mounting. And we are also going to explain in a little more detail the elements that are used and the proper way to use them.
The appropriate tools for cable pulling need to have very specific characteristics:
- Easy to use and easy to upkeep.
- Adjustable to different sections of the cable.
- Must have cable pulling and cutting functions.
This type of tools have been specifically designed to withstand pulling insulating material, the most difficult materials for pulling and cutting. Their blades must be able to pull any type of cable quickly, cleanly and with precision. Furthermore, it is recommended that they go through a self-adjustment process.
Pulling tools have been created to be used with ground wires, engine connections or sensor/actuator cables. They are also used for both flexible or rigid/semi-rigid cables. We include in this group fixed and adjustable blades, as well as dielectric foam dumps.
Crimpers are pieces that exert a lot of pressure, and they are used to tightly tighten splices of cables or electric shoes. Their purpose is to prevent a cable from dislodging from the splice, and they can be used both with thin and thicker cables.
It is easy to use crimping tools. The only step is to introduce the wire inside and tighten. Once that is done, we have a connector perfectly attached to the wire that can only be removed by cutting.
There are different types of crimping tools both for male and female connectors. There are also plenty of jaws that are interchangeable on the tip to enable crimping a wide variety of wires. They are also used to connect pins and external conductors.
This kind of tools are very useful in easing the installation of initial connectors, both with and without a joint. Generally, they tend to be dented connections to improve the wires’ grip. They come in different shape, such as cross connections, star-shaped or elbow-ending.
Connectors come with two to six exits to finalize cable union. The connection must usually be performed with a drill.
Finally, we must point out that the tools that are used for connecting wires must be of good quality in order to reduce the time it takes to prepare an installation. That is why all the connection tools for pulling, crimping and mounting that Alfa’r offers always allow for the best results.