Can I crimp insulated twin end sleeves НШВИ 2 with a crimper СТК-02?

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Can I crimp insulated twin end sleeves НШВИ 2 with a crimper СТК-02?

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The die in the tool is designed for crimping of insulated end sleeves НШВИ. You could also take a bigger size of the die in this tool and try to crimp, but no one can guarantee a positive result of crimping in this case. The best tool for crimping of twin insulated end sleeves НШВИ 2 is CTK-06.
Can I release the handle during the process of crimping?

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Can I release the handle during the process of crimping?

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During crimping the handles get blocked with a ratchet in most models of crimping tools (СТА, СТВ, СТК, СTF, ПК, and ПКВк). The ratchet is integrated into the tool to guarantee the full cycle of crimping. In case there is some mistake like wrong choice of die, the full closure of handles can cause damage of the tool. In this case, you can you a special releaser to open the handles in CTK models- just slightly press the handles and push the metal part of the upper handle. ПКВк models have a special lever for this purpose, ПК crimpers have a fixator with an OPEN sign.
What does parallel closure of dies mean?

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What does parallel closure of dies mean?

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Most of the crimpers have a mechanism similar to pliers and scissors- in opening the jaws get apart at an angle, so in crimping the jaws crimp first one end of the terminal, then the middle and only after that crimp the rest parts of the terminal. CTF crimpers are designed so that jaws close with no angle and in opening go parallel to each other. It is considered to be the best variant for proper crimping as the force applies to all parts of the terminal evenly along the whole surface.
What crimper is better- CTA or CTB?

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What crimper is better- CTA or CTB?

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It was said many times that CTB crimper is one of the best at the present time. What are the advantages of CTA? The most important advantage is almost double less weight. This can be important for users who need to carry lots of tools together with them every day. One more advantage of CTA is that its frame is non-magnetic and anti-sparkle. Not everyone can value this advantage, but professionals will definitely like it.
What is a adjustment of crimping force? How should it be used and what for?

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What is an adjustment of the crimping force? How should it be used and what for?

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In fact, the adjustment wheel changes the distance between the dies. Initially, all the tools made by KBT are adjusted for optimal crimping with good results. After some time of use, the jaws get slightly apart so you can adjust it for more force by turning the special wheel towards the sign “+”. If you have installed new dies you might need to loosen the jaws a bit for proper crimping force. In this case turn the adjustment wheel towards the “-“ sign.

What is the difference between CTK and CTB crimpers? Why is CTB more expensive?

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What is the difference between CTK and CTB crimpers? Why is CTB more expensive?

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CTB crimper is the best and the most popular model at the present time. Its length is 10 inches (260 mm), that make it possible to crimp almost any insulated terminals and non-insulated terminals in cross-sections up to 10 mm², as well as yellow cuff terminals from 4 to 6 mm². It has the best combination of quality of materials, ergonomics and functional characteristics.
CTK crimper is more compact and has 9 inches (220 mm) in length. It is also very popular among our customers.
What to choose- CTF set or CTB set? What are their main differences?

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What to choose- CTF set or CTB set? What are their main differences?

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In their functions, these sets are similar and have almost the same dies. The difference between them is mainly in the way of changing the dies. CTF has parallel closure of the dies that makes crimping results very good and reliable. Unfortunately, the change of dies can take some time, as the user needs to unfasten two screws to change the dies. Change of die in CTB takes only a few seconds. The crimper is designed for possible crimping with both hands. It is also worth saying that CTB crimper is one of the best choices on the market, thus very popular among users.
How to crimp insulated terminals correctly?

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How to crimp insulated terminals correctly?

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There are two types of crimping of terminals: over the insulation and over the metal part. All terminals and disconnectors with red, blue or yellow cuff are crimped with dies МПК-01, 10, 11, 12 made by KBT OVER THE CUFF. All end sleeves are crimped only over the metal part of the terminal with dies 02, 03 or 06 set in a special crimper- ПКВ or ПКВк made y KBT.
How long can a crimper be used?

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How long can a crimper be used?

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It is not possible to talk about some exact length of life of a tool. Its life can depend on many factors: the sizes of terminals and the number of crimpings per day. In accordance with international standards, the operational resource of a hydraulic crimper is 5000 of crimpings and 10000 of crimpings for crimping pliers. KBT hydraulic tools can work for 10 000 of crimpings and KBT crimping pliers can work for 30000 crimpings. Correct usage, regular maintenance can make a life of any tool longer. All KBT tools are covered by a guarantee from 3 to 5 years depending on the model.
Can I crimp terminals on cables under voltage?

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Can I crimp terminals on cables under voltage?

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Any works should be done on a disconnected line. In case you need to work under voltage you should use special tools designed for these purposes. KBT range does not have this kind of tools at present moment.
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