One key factor is considered to be the number of crimping operations that are carried out on a regular basis. While a young and healthy employee who has not previously experienced excessive strain can easily achieve 100 to 150 roll-crimpings per day using a mechanical hand tool without their health being affected, the use of a tool with motorised drive is recommended for higher numbers of crimpings.
Leading manufacturers now recommend tools that allow work to be carried out much more comfortably with far less physical strain. The electromechanical crimping tool Klauke micro® with 10.8 V lithium-ion battery, for example, requires a manual force of just two kilograms per roll-crimping.
To make the day-to-day tasks of a qualified electrician easier and benefit from the time-saving advantage, the selected tool should cover the broadest possible range of tasks possible. The electromechanical crimping tool from the previously mentioned manufacturer, for example, is able to process cable cross-sections from 0.14 to 50 square millimetres with a crimping force of up to 15 KN, with a long-term time saving compared to the mechanical crimping tool.
Because, in terms of the system concept, the tool is designed to take the interchangeable dies from Klauke’s 50 series, it is also suitable for crimping various cable connections, cable end sleeves, and also tubular cable lugs, solderless terminals and pin terminals. This not only makes the tool a versatile companion for control cabinet construction, but it is also gentle on the joints and allows consistently fast operations for numerous other manual and industrial applications.
At a glance:
- With a manual force of up to 20 kilogrammes for each roll-crimping, excessive strain in the wrist and forearm can occur over time
- Using tools that are easy to operate in order to facilitate ergonomic work that protects your health
- Electromechanical crimping tools provide physical relief along with the best crimping results and consistently high quality
- Purchasing electromechanical crimping tools makes perfect sense for specialist operations