Ensuring Optimum Performance Of Cembre Crimping Tool – Model HT131-C

Published 12 Jun 2018

Cembre Crimping Tool

Cembre HT131-C Crimping Tool

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Cembre HT131-C

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 information about maintaining optimum performance of the Cembre model HT131-C crimping tool.

Cembre HT131-C crimping tool is lightweight and ideal for use on overhead lines and other LV-HV cable jointing, splicing and terminating applications.

The hydraulic crimping tool features spring loaded handles allowing the Cembre die sets to be advanced with one hand – the other hand free to position the electrical connector or cable lugs prior to crimping.

For competitive prices, stock availability and technical advice about the Cembre HT131-C tool please do not hesitate to contact us.

Maintaining Crimping Tool Optimum Performance – Model Cembre HT131-C

The Cembre HT131-C hydraulic crimping tool is robust and requires very little daily maintenance – ensuring you follow the instructions below will help to maintain the optimum performance of the tool:

Accurate Crimping Tool Cleaning

Dust, sand and dirt are a danger for any hydraulic device. It is essential that after every use the crimping tool should be wiped with a clean cloth removing all residue paying special attention to pivots and moveable joints

Tool Storage

Cembre HT131-C

Cembre HT131-C is supplied with VAL P3 plastic case.

When not in use, the HT131-C tool should be stored and transported in the plastic case to prevent damage.

The plastic case (Type VAL P3) has the following dimensions 620x380x135mm (height) and weighs 2.5 kg.

Air in the hydraulic circuit may affect the performance of the crimping tool. For example no lower die advancement, slow advancement of the lower die and lower die pulsating would all cause issues. If this is the case proceed as follows:

To Purge Air Bubbles From Hydraulic Circuit

HT131-C Crimping Tool Position For Maintenance Operations

Fig 4 – HT131-C Crimping Tool Position For Maintenance Operations

a – Hold tool upright in a vice with handles open (Fig 4)

b – By an hexagonal 2.5 mm key, remove screw (65) and main handle (04) to expose oil reservoir (03).

c – Remove reservoir cap (01).

d – Operate three or four times the moveable handle (56), to advance the ram (28).

e – Depress pressure release pin (73) until ram is fully retracted.

f – Repeat points (d – e) at least five times,to ensure all air bubbles in the hydraulic circuit are purged into the reservoir.

g – If the oil level is low top as described below

h – Remove all air from reservoir and fit cap (01).

i – Assemble main handle (04), and holding screw (65).

If the tool continues to malfunction return the tool for service.

Oil Top Up

Every six months check the oil level in the reservoir. If necessary, top up the oil level to the upper lip of the reservoir and remove all air from the reservoir (as described above).

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