DMC Adjustable Crimp Tool M22520/1-01
The DMC AF8, qualified to MIL-DTL-22520/1*, has virtually limitless application within the specified wire range of 12 through 26 AWG. Over a thousand turret heads are available to adapt the tool frame to your specific military or proprietary contact/wire combination. The 8 impression crimp, which is standard in the AF8, assures absolute maximum tensile strength with almost every closed barrel contact. Special indent configurations and gaging are available upon request.
For proper operation, the tool must be mated with one of the following optional accessories: a military standard or non-military turret head (TH-XXX Part No. Series), a military standard or non-military positioner (TP-XXX Part No. Series), or an adjustable head (Part No. UH2-5). This is done simply by orienting the head in the keyed position, and by tightening the hex socket screws provided as part of the head.
The precision ratchet controls cycling of the tool in both directions of handle movement. This assures the same accurate crimp every time. It's like having a quality control inspector at every work station.
Positive crimp depth is controlled by an 8 position selector knob conveniently located on the tool frame. The operator simply dials the desired step for the wire being used. This setting can be secured by use of a locking pin or safety wire.
The carefully engineered design achieves the absolute maximum mechanical advantage and the tool's light weight helps minimize operator fatigue.
A permanent dataplate is affixed to all turret heads and positioners. This plate lists specific contact part numbers, the corresponding position color code (for 3 position turret heads), and suggested selector depth settings for the wire size being used.
The adjustable head (P/N UH2-5) is ideally suited for lab work and prototype production applications. This head is attached in the same manner as explained above. The selected contact is inserted through the entry hole on the opposite side of the tool frame from the head. The height adjusting screw is then rotated until the contact is in the proper position for crimping. The screw can be secured with the locknut provided. Some testing will be necessary to determine the optimum selector setting for your contact/wire combination.
The AF8 is approximately 934" x 212" x 114" and weighs 15 oz..
PLASTIC TOOLS vs. DMC METAL TOOLS
Plastic tools are used throughout the industry. DMCs policy is to give our customers the greatest savings for the best quality tools we manufacture metal tools, although initially more costly, offer a quality product and a lower tooling cost in servicing electrical connectors. Please refer to our cross-reference lists for any plastic to metal replacement equivalents you may need.
The tools are available in two basic lengths with a metal or plastic insertion foot.