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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 stripping, 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.

Connection tools

Stripping tools

The appropriate tools for cable stripping need to have very specific characteristics:

  • Easy to use and easy to upkeep.
  • Adjustable to different sections of the cable.
  • Must have cable stripping and cutting functions.

This type of tools have been specifically designed to withstand pulling insulating material, the most difficult materials for stripping 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.

Stripping tools have been created to be used with ground wires, engine connections or sensor/actuator cables, Radio Frequency , power and High Speed digital signals… They are also used for both flexible or rigid/semi-rigid cables. We include in this group fixed and adjustable blades, as well as foam-dielectric emptying machines.

Crimping tools

Crimping pliers are pieces that exert a lot of pressure, and they are used to tightly tighten splices of cables or electrical terminals and joins cable-connector. 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 ferrule, pin, terminal…. and press it. Once that is done, we have a connector perfectly and strongly 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 dies that are interchangeable on the tip of tool to enable crimping a wide variety of cables. They are also used to connect pins and external conductors.

Mounting tools

These types of tools are very useful to facilitate the installation of connectors on your cables and on your panels. Also, on many occasions, provision should be made for their disassembly. There are push tools for cables, panel cutters, screwdrivers with special tips … For straight connectors or with elbow termination. These tools take into account the degree of IP protection of the assembly allowing totally waterproof assemblies.

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 stripping, crimping and mounting that ALFA’R connectors offers always allow to obtain  the best results.