Crimp Tools, Positioners, Insertion and Extraction Tools and More
Many of the contacts in this section utilize crimping technology to effect contact to wire termination. The non-mating end of a crimp contact (the wire barrel) is a hollow cylinder into which a stripped wire (conductor) is inserted. The sidewalls of the wire barrel are then mechanically compressed (uniformly deformed) using a crimping tool to captivate the stripped wire.
The crimped wire to contact termination can then be manually, or with the assistance of a handheld tool, clipped into place in the connector. The physical compression (deformation) of a contact barrel around a conductor in order to make an electrical connection must be accomplished in a proscribed and precise manner using the exact tools and accessories to achieve the desired gas tight crimp. This section of the book presents an organized inventory for all the tools and accessories necessary, including contact insertion and extraction tools, for the reliable termination and use of SAE-AS39029 and other industry standard crimp type contacts.