Staff | September 28, 2010

FCI Patriot In-Line crimping toolFCI’s new battery-actuated, hydraulically operated Patriot In-Line crimping tool uses a nickel metal-hydride battery and incorporates a high-speed hydraulic pump that generates 6 tons of crimping force. The new tool, featuring a 350-degree rotating head for operation in a range of positions, uses the company’s interchangeable MD6-Series jaws, which accommodate W- and X-style dies in the permanent D3 crimping groove. According to the company, the Patriot In-Line crimper provides a consistent and reliable connection on a range of copper and aluminum terminals and splices, overhead taps, full-tension splices and “deadends.”