Construction equipment: Crimper provides accurate way to crimp

construction equipment Milwaukee Tool

Utility equipment: Milwaukee Tool fundamentally changes the way battery operated hydraulic crimpers are used in the field by delivering the single best user experience with the introduction of the M18 FORCE LOGIC 600 MCM* Crimper. 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 new 600 MCM Crimper easy to operate in the most challenging work environments, delivering superior accuracy and reduced user fatigue. The Milwaukee 600 MCM Crimper, along with Milwaukee U Style Dies, is UL Classified with most #8 ­ 600MCM Cu and #8 ­ 350 MCM connectors.**

“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 Paige Bovard, Sr. Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “Through a proprietary jaw design, the 600 MCM 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 Bovard, “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 600 MCM 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 Bovard. “Furthermore, the ONE-KEY tool reporting will assist in tracking the utilization and preventative maintenance of all crimpers in a fleet so users can maximize 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 90 cordless Lithium-Ion products.

M18 FORCE LOGIC 600 MCM Crimper Kit (2679-22)

• Capacity: #8 ­ 600 MCM Cu, #8 ­ 350 MCM Al
• Length: 13.3 in.
• Weight: 4.65
• Avg. Crimp Speed: 3 sec.
• Head Rotation: 350°
• Auto-Cycles: Yes
• Adaptive Pressure Control: Yes, PFM
• ONE KEY Enabled: Yes

Includes M18 FORCE LOGIC 600 MCM Crimper, (2) M18 RED LITHIUM 2.0 Compact Battery Packs, Multi-Voltage Charger, Carrying Case.

*600 MCM Cu / 350 MCM Al (Dual Rated)

**UL Classified with most Anderson, Blackburn®, Burndy, ILSCO, Panduit, Penn-Union and T&B connectors #8 ­ 600MCM Cu and #8 ­ 350 MCM Dual Rated Connectors. Refer to full UL Classification Matrix on

***#8 ­ 600 MCM Cu and #8 ­ 350 MCM AI (Dual Rated) Die Kits available.

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