Milwaukee® Crimper Provides the Most Accurate Way to Crimp.

01/05/2016

Milwaukee® Crimper Provides the Most Accurate Way to Crimp.

BUILT FROM THE GROUND UP TO ADDRESS THE CHALLENGES USERS FACE ON THE JOBSITE, MILWAUKEE®’S IN-LINE DESIGN AND QUICK-CONNECT, EASY-OPEN JAW MAKE MILWAUKEE®’S HYDRAULIC CABLE CRIMPER EASY TO OPERATE IN THE MOST CHALLENGING WORK ENVIRONMENTS, DELIVERING SUPERIOR ACCURACY AND REDUCED USER FATIGUE. 

“Today electricians are using large, clunky, front heavy crimpers to splice or terminate electrical connections. Accuracy of crimp alignment is a key component of crimp integrity. Current crimpers are challenging to align because they’re so front heavy, often requiring two people ensure proper crimp placement,” said Jochen Herterrich, Sr. Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “Through a proprietary jaw design, the M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ Hydraulic Cable Crimper easily holds connectors for instant alignment, resulting in accurate and fast initial crimps. The in-line design and easy open jaws improve accuracy and speed of subsequent crimps as they can easily open the jaws with just the press of a thumb, a superior process for a single user.” 

The new crimper features the industry’s first adaptive pressure control system, Predictive Force Monitoring (PFM™). “While speed and accuracy don’t traditionally go hand in hand,” says Jochen, “we are able to achieve both with PFM™.” With the ability to measure and modify all performance levels of the system, PFM™ pushes the hydraulics extremely hard and fast through the beginning of the cycle, and lands them softly at the right pressure during the completion of the crimp. This protects components for up to 4x longer life, and results in the single fastest, most precise crimping system on the market.

As a complete problem-solving solution, the M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ Hydraulic Cable Crimper is compatible with the new proprietary digital platform, ONE-KEY™, which allows the user to wirelessly sync the tool and upload crimp data to the cloud with their mobile device. 

“Using the web dashboard, commercial electricians will be able to use the Tool Reporting functionality of ONE-KEY™ to quickly and easily select crimpers, as well as the starting and ending date and time of a job, to build a professional report of tool accuracy making it easier than ever to turn over a building for easy inspection,” said Jochen. “Furthermore, the ONE-KEY™ tool reporting will assist in tracking the utilisation and preventative maintenance of all crimpers in a fleet so users can maximise uptime and productivity.”

Milwaukee® is committed to improving accuracy and productivity for electricians by offering them the ability to perform an entire install on one battery system. The new tools are part of the fastest growing cordless system in the industry, now offering more than 80 cordless 18V Lithium-Ion products. 

Specifications:
M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ Hydraulic Cable Crimper (M18 HCCT-201C)

Capacity: 

  • 16 – 300 mm² Copper
  • 16 – 150 mm² Aluminium 
  • Length: 338 mm
  • Weight: 3.7 kg
  • Avg. crimp speed: 3 sec
  • Head rotation: 350°
  • Adaptive pressure control: Yes, PFM™
  • ONE-KEY™ enabled: Yes

Includes M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ Hydraulic Cable Crimper, crimping jaw, 1 x 2.0 Ah REDLITHIUM-ION™ battery pack, M12™-M18™  charger and carrying case