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crimp

Crimping is a mechanical connection technique in which the cable and conductor are pressed into the connectors in a controlled manner using crimping pliers. To create the connection between cable and connector, a metallic sleeve, the crimp sleeve, is slid over the cable and pressed together with the crimping pliers.

The technique is mainly used when attaching connectors, for example, when connecting a coaxial cable to the coaxial connector or when connecting the wires to an RJ45 connector.

Crimping tool for RJ 45

Crimping tool for RJ 45

When crimping the shielding, it is placed over a metallic guide of the plug, then the crimp sleeve, a metallic tube with a slightly larger diameter, is placed over the shielding and crimped together with the crimping tool (crimping pliers). The inner conductor is inserted into the plug contact, which is designed as a sleeve, and this is then also crimped.

TNC connector with crimp sleeve for shielding

TNC connector with crimp sleeve for shielding

Crimping is equally suitable for shielding and for solid and stranded conductors. The crimp connection is described in IEC 60352-2 and DINEN 60352-2 and can be used for crimping single wires and stranded wires.

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Englisch: crimp
Updated at: 27.08.2018
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Links: connection, cable, conductor, connector (Conn), coaxial cable (COAX)
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