A NEW, COMPACT HAND CRIMP TOOL THAT FEATURES A LOCATING NEST THAT PROPERLY POSITIONS THE UNISEX CONNECTOR’S OPEN BARREL EAR SECTION TO CREATE AN “F” CRIMP IS BEING INTRODUCED BY ETCO INCORPORATED OF WARWICK, RI, U.S.A.

The ETCO Hand Crimper for their FlatSnap® unisex connector is a closed-head tool featuring a locating nest which positions and holds the connector to let a user easily create an “F” crimp with a one-handed grip. Providing a parallel stroke that assures an even crimp and ratchet control to complete the crimping cycle, the tool has been tested to perform over 50,000 cycles. Designed for use in confined spaces, the ETCO Hand Crimper is suitable for harness making in the shop and field where a highly reliable FlatSnap® unisex connector that cannot pull apart or vibrate loose under adverse conditions is required. The unisex design simplifies assembly and can rapidly mate and un-mate without force or performance degradation.

The ETCO Hand Crimper sells for (US) $175.00 and is available from stock. FlatSnap® unisex connectors are priced from (US) $25.00 to $400.00 per 1,000 depending upon quantity.