Application Tooling

Why Use of APP® Recommended Crimp Tooling is so Important

APP® connectors are designed to achieve the highest levels of durability, reliability, and performance as shown on the connector data sheets. Crimp tooling is a critical link between the designed performance of an APP® connector and the realization of that performance by our customers.

As part of the connector design and testing process, APP® recommends a limited number of crimp solutions that have proven to deliver the intended connector performance in a process that is repeatable. Only these solutions tested by APP® are listed in the conditions of acceptability from safety agencies such as UL, CSA, and TUV.

Use of tooling solutions not tested by APP® can affect not only performance but safety agency approvals. Problems attributable to use of tools not recommended by APP® include:

Electrical and Thermal

  • High electrical resistance
  • Failure to realize designed current and voltage carrying capability
  • Overheating
  • Melting of connector housings

Mechanical

  • Contacts not able to fit inside connector housings.
  • Contacts not seated properly in connector housings causing: shorts, intermittent circuits, abnormally high or low mating and unmating force, & low retention force of the contact in the housing.


Tooling Literature

Crimp Tool Chart for All Products

Preventative Maintenance

Wire Gauge Conversion Chart from AWG to MM²

Application Tooling Overview

ATS Press & Applicator Tooling

  

 
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SPEC Pak®
PP15/45tMARC
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Saf-D-Grid®
 
PP75
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SB®50
SBS™50
SBS™75G
SBS™75X
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PP120
PP180SB®
SBE®
SBX®
SBO®
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EBC (DIN)
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PowerMod®HP
 
PPMX
 
PowerMod®t
Power Drawer®
 
ATS Applicators
 
 
 
 
 
 
1309 Series
 
 
 
 
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PM1000G1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TM0001
 
 
 
 
 
 
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TP0001
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1387G1 & 1387G2
 
 
 
 
1368
 
 
 
 
 
1370 & 1387G3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Tooling Charts

Hand Crimp Tool Chart for All Products

Pneumatic Tool Chart for All Products

Press / Applicator Tooling Chart