A battery-driven hydraulic crimping tool has been released by Harting, which is designed to simplify and accelerate the contact assembly process.

Crimp contacts can be made with cable cross-sections of between 10mm2 and 240mm2. For cable cross-sections between 10mm2 and 150mm2, the existing pressure dies of the manual crimping tool are used and inserted into the appropriate die holder.

For crimping cable cross-sections between 185mm2 and 240mm2, special crimping dies inclusive of the die holder are available.

The construction of the die holder and pressure die is designed specifically  to enable easy and quick switch over to a different cable cross-section. The crimping tool is supplied with a battery charger and a second battery, which is said to be especially helpful for large-volume crimping operations.

The new tool can be used with the company’s Han TC 70, TC 100, TC 200, TC 250, TC 350 and TC 650 contacts, and is said to be designed for crimp geometry as specified by DIN 46 235, with a pressing force of 130kN.