Crimping dies for flex conductor cables
Thomas & Betts’ Color-Keyed HEX-FLEX crimp simplifies crimping flex cable.
Memphis, Tenn., March 11, 2011—The Color-Keyed HEX-FLEX crimping dies from Thomas & Betts provide an inspectable, high-performance crimp on flex-conductor cables. The dies create a hex-style crimp on the top of the connector, and an indent crimp in the bottom for high 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.”