Manual hand presses, hydraulic hand presses and hydraulic heads have one thing in common, they belong to the group of crimping tools used for crimping cable terminals and connectors on electric wires. Most of these tools are also equipped with exchangeable dies. In fact dies are the elements that are responsible for crimping and a dedicated die must be used for a given terminal or connector. Is some cases dies are compatible with more than one tool.
Crimping dies for manual hand crimping tools
Manual hand presses are designed for electrical works of low intensity, and in case of some models for works of average intensity. An example of a commonly used tool is the universal hand press PR 33, that works with 6 types of dies: PR_33-A6, PR_33-E6, PR_33-T6, PR_33-T16, PR_33-T35 and PR_33-S6.
Types of dies such as: SA for ring terminals without insulation, SE for cable terminals and connectors with insulation, ST for cable end-sleeves with and without insulation and SD for tubular terminals and connectors are all dedicated to the hand press R 50.
Crimping dies for hydraulic tools
Battery powered presses such as EPZ 300, EPZC 300, hydraulic press HRZ 300, hydraulic head GZ 300 are all compatible with the following dies: ZA (ring terminals without insulation), ZE (cable terminals and connectors Cu with insulation), ZT (cable end sleeves with and without insulation), ZF (round forming of Al sector conductors) and ZS (tubular terminals and connectors).
Hydraulic press HR 100-U and hydraulic head GU 120 use the following crimping dies: UA, UE, UT, UF and USM. And press PR 240, HR 300 and hydraulic head 300 are compatible with dies type: OA, OE, OT, OF, OS, OR and OK. Hydraulic head GU 300 is designed for crimping cable terminals on wires with a huge cross-section with the help of dies such as : UDF, UR, UK and USD.