Press Release Summary:
Designed for use with virtually all types of flexible conductors, Color-KeyedÂ® HEX-FLEX(TM) Crimping Dies create hex-style crimp on top of connector and indent crimp in bottom for pull-out resistance. Units are color-coded for matching with Color-Keyed lugs and splices to help eliminate errors. Made from high-carbon tool steel with black oxide plating for corrosion resistance, dies fit most 6- and 14-ton compression tools, as well as 15-ton tools with 15500-TB adapter.
Original Press Release:
Thomas & Betts Introduces Its New Color-Keyed® HEX-FLEX(TM) Crimp
Taking the hassle out of crimping flex cable
MEMPHIS, Tenn., - The new Color-Keyed® HEX-FLEX(TM) crimping dies from Thomas & Betts provide an inspectable, high-performance crimp on flex-conductor cables. The dies create a unique hex-style crimp on the top of the connector, and an indent crimp in the bottom for superior pull-out resistance.
Designed for use with virtually all types of flexible conductors, the new HEX-FLEX dies are color-coded for easy matching with Color-Keyed lugs and splices to help eliminate costly errors. It creates a UL Listed, CSA Certified connection when used on Color-Keyed compression connectors.
The dies are made from high-carbon tool steel with black oxide plating for added durability, corrosion resistance and long service life. They will fit most existing 6- and 14-ton T&B compression tools, as well as 15-ton tools with a 15500-TB adapter (no additional tools required).
"The increasing popularity of flex cable has created many challenges for installers," said Matt Willard, Thomas & Betts product manager. "By combining the hex-style and the indent style crimps together, you get the best of both worlds, the ability to easily inspect crimp connections and the pullout strength required in the most demanding environments."
For more information about the new Color-Keyed HEX-FLEX crimping dies, visit www.tnb.com, or contact your Thomas & Betts sales representative by calling (800) 816-7809.
Thomas & Betts Corporation (www.tnb.com) is a leading designer and manufacturer of electrical components used in industrial, commercial, communications and utility markets. The company is also a leading producer of commercial heating and ventilation units and highly engineered steel structures used for utility transmission. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., the company has manufacturing, distribution and office facilities worldwide.