Selecting & Positioning Dies In Cembre ECW-H3D Presshead Tool

Published 13 Jun 2018

Cembre ECW-H3D Presshead Die Sets

Cembre ECW-H3D Presshead Die Sets

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Cembre ECW-H3D

Thorne & Derrick International are Main UK Stockists and Suppliers of Cembre tools including crimping and cutting types for all constructions of LV MV HV cable including medium/high voltage 11kV/33kV power cables.

The following short article provides useful instructions about how to correctly select and position dies in the Cembre presshead model ECW-H3D – the tool is used primarily to joint and terminate lugs or connectors on LV MV HV cables including 11kV/33kV medium/high voltage electrical systems with a range of 500-630sqmm conductors.

The following excerpts are taken from the Operating Manual of Cembre ECW-H3D hydraulic presshead crimping tool.

Cembre ECW-H3D comes complete with complete with male quick automatic coupler for connection to a hydraulic pump with a working pressure of 10,000 psi max.

For competitive prices, stock availability and technical advice about the Cembre ECW-H3D tool please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Selecting & Positioning Die Sets

Fig 1 Die Assembly & Positioning

Fig 1 Die Assembly & Positioning

Die Assembly (Fig 1)

  1. Dedicated Dies
  • Select the appropriate die set for the connector to be crimped using ECW-H3D tool
  • Extract the die retaining pin (09) from the tool head
  • Insert the lower die (26b) and align the groove (30) in the die, with the guide pins (15) in the crimp tool presshead
  • Insert the upper die (26a) into the tool head
  • Insert the die retaining pin (09) in the head and through the upper die. Ensure the spring loaded pin (10) is fully released
  1. Semi-circular Dies
  • Select the appropriate die set for the connector to be crimped using ECW-H3D tool
  • Extract the die retaining pin (09) from the tool head
  • Insert the lower half of adapter Cembre AU230-130D (31b) and align the groove (30) in the adapter, with the guide pins (15) in the head
  • Insert the upper half of the adapter Cembre AU230-130D (31a) into the head
  • Insert the die retaining pin (09) into the head and through the adapter. Ensure the spring loaded pin (10) is fully released
  • Press pin (35) on lower part of adapter, AU230-130D and insert one half of the die set until secured by locking pin (34)
  • Press pin (32) on upper half of adapter, AU230-130D and insert the other half of the die set until secured by locking pin (33)

♦ Warning: Before carrying out further operations make sure the die-stop pin is completely inserted; a partial insertion may cause damage to the head.

Dies Positioning

  • Insert the conductor into the connector.
  • Locate the connector between the dies at the desired crimp position. – Operate the pump until the dies touch the connector barrel

WarningMake sure that dies are exactly positioned on the area to be crimped; otherwise re-open dies and reposition the connector.

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