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.
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.
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.