Crimping selected Homac, Blackburn, and Color-Keyed connectors and lugs is easier with the recent lightweight and ergonomically designed T&B 6-Ton Battery-Powered Crimping Tool from Thomas & Betts. It features a balanced, ergonomic, in-line design, the 6.4-lb crimper operates easily with one hand while yielding six tons of output force. This makes it well suited for crimping service entry connectors and lugs, as well as splicing up to 300 kcmil copper or 4/0 AWG aluminum wire.
Reducing user fatigue was a key goal in designing the crimper. “We reduced the tool weight, making one-handed operation possible and improved the ergonomics,” says Pam Pagenkopf, product manager for Thomas & Betts. “Plus, we designed the jaws to rotate 180 degrees, so the tool works better in confined spaces.”
The tool head includes fixed 5/8-in. BG and D crimp grooves, includes an O-die insert, and it’s compatible with all W-style dies. Its jaws return to the open position after completing a crimp, but the setting can be disabled to make the tool easier to operate in confined positions.
Thomas & Betts Corp.