Crimping process steps require checklists

Even for a seemingly straightforward process step such as crimping, you need to have good manufacturing procedures, the right tools, good-quality components, and well-trained operators. We encourage you to call Fiber Optic Center if you have questions. We’re here to...

Use the proper crimp tool tip

For each connector body, the connector manufacturer specifies the crimp tool, die set (hexagonal or round die), crimp sleeve, and crimp force to achieve the best crimp and maximum pull force for that assembly. It’s absolutely critical to use the proper tools and...

Training your crimp operators

Again, each component requires as specific crimp tool, die, and sleeve. Do not mix-and-match components! In some production lines, we’ll see 10 or 15 die sets with various tools – the operator must know which tool to use for each connector. Here’s a tip: Make your...