Milwaukee press release:
Lightest, Most Balanced & Faster Connections with the Milwaukee® M18 HCCT120 FORCE LOGIC™ Hydraulic Cable Crimper
Milwaukee Tool continues to deliver tools that enhance productivity during the electrical installation process with the introduction of the M18 HCCT120 FORCE LOGIC™* Hydraulic Cable Crimper.
THE NEW CRIMPER FEATURES THE LIGHTEST AND MOST BALANCED DESIGN FOR EASIEST ALIGNMENT — REDUCING USER FATIGUE AND INCREASING ACCURACY TO DELIVER THE EASIEST WAY TO CRIMP.
“… features the lightest and most balanced design for easiest alignment…”
It also produces UL classified crimps with most #8 – 750 MCM Cu and Dual Rated connectors** when used with 12T U-Style Dies***, individually engineered with die lengths specific to each connector for faster connections on all sizes. Traditional 12T crimpers are extremely front heavy and unbalanced, putting additional strain on the wrist and making crimp alignment a challenge for one person. Understanding the importance of accuracy and ergonomics, Milwaukee® delivered the lightest crimper on the market. Repositioning the handle to fully balance the tool gives the user maximum control. This thoughtful engineering, combined with a 350° rotating head and red alignment marks, provides for a neutral wrist position regardless of the way the user needs to crimp and delivers the easiest alignment in the industry.
Featuring Predictive Force Monitoring (PFM™), an adaptive pressure control system, the tool constantly measures force output delivering consistent speed, that won’t bog down on larger connectors, and accurate pressure every time. This crimper provides the electrician with instant pressure verification through a green LED indicator. Pre-crimp battery check automatically ensures there’s enough battery charge to fully complete each crimp and not get stuck on a connector.
Powered by M18 REDLITHIUM-ION™, the batteries and hydraulic system are optimised for consistent performance from -18°C to 55°C ensuring the tool works in any environment. For maximum protection against the elements, sealed electronics keep dirt, dust and moisture out, while PFM™ protects internal components for the longest tool life in the industry.
As a complete problem-solving solution, the M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ Hydraulic Cable Crimper is compatible with the digital platform, ONE KEY™,**** which allows the user to sync the tool wirelessly with their mobile device or desktop. Users will be able to upload data and history to create custom reports that track the success and timing of electrical terminations, identify where and when the tool was last seen, and track the utilisation and service intervals of the tool to maximise uptime and keep inventory lean.
Milwaukee® is committed to improving accuracy and productivity for the electrician. With a proud heritage of rough-in and demolition tools already on the M18™ platform and the previous game-changing launches of the M18 HKP (M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ Knockout Punch) and M18 HCCT (M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ Cable Crimper), Milwaukee® continues to provide electricians a full range of solutions that allow them the ability to perform an entire install on one battery system.
* FORCE LOGIC™ is engineered to not only improve upon, but fundamentally change the way high-force tools are used in the field. Through thoughtful design focused on workflow, each tool simplifies a complicated process to deliver the best user experience of its kind and the smartest way to work.
** UL Classified with most Anderson, Blackburn®, Burndy, ILSCO, Panduit, Penn-Union and T&B connectors #8 – 750 MCM Cu and #8 – 750 MCM Dual Rated Connectors. Refer to full UL Classification Matrix on
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****ONE-KEY™ is the first digital platform for tools and equipment. By integrating industry-leading tool electronics with a custom-built cloud based program, ONE-KEY™ provides a new level of control and access to information that revolutionises the way work gets done. The ability to customise, track and manage through ONE-KEY™ fundamentally changes the way users interact with their tools.
M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ Hydraulic Cable Crimper (M18 HCCT120-522C)
- Capacity: 16 – 400 mm² Cu & Al (300 mm²)
- Length: 40,6 cm
- Head rotation: 350°
- Instant pressure verification: Yes
- Adaptive pressure control: Yes, PFM™
- ONE-KEY™ enabled: Yes
Includes M18 HCCT120 FORCE LOGIC™ Hydraulic Cable Crimper, 1x M18™ REDLITHIUM-ION™ 5.0 Ah battery pack, 1x M18™ REDLITHIUM-ION™ 2.0 Ah battery pack, multi-voltage charger, kitbox.
To find out more about the M18 HCCT120, see video footage of it in action or find your nearest store, please visit www.milwaukeetool.eu
NOTES TO EDITORS
Milwaukee® Tool is an industry-leading manufacturer of heavy-duty power tools, accessories and hand tools for professional users worldwide. Since the company began in 1924, Milwaukee® Tool has led the industry in both durability and performance. With an unwavering commitment to the trades, Milwaukee® continues to lead with a focus on providing innovative, trade-specific solutions.
Quality is our highest priority. Starting with an understanding of the professional power tool user’s needs, quality is shaped through the design of superior products, components and processes and is extended through the use of high-grade materials, supplies and stringent in-house/field testing.
The process is completed with the delivery of heavy-duty power tools and accessories that professional users need and demand. Quality has built Milwaukee®’s reputation since 1924, and continues to be the driving force behind its growth.