Jan. 5, 2006

A new bench-top, semi-automatic press and wire terminal applicator for low volume users that provides a cost-effective replacement for hand crimping is being introduced by ETCO Incorporated of Warwick, Rhode Island.

The ETCO Mighty-T Press is a bench-top unit that features a rigid one-piece cast iron frame, employs a 40 mm stroke with 4,450 lbs. of crimping force, and includes a footswitch, safety interlock, and reel arm. Offered complete with a wire terminal applicator which has a two-piece anvil to crimp wire and insulation ear sections in a single stroke, it eliminates hand crimping and has an open architecture for easy feed adjustment and tooling changes.

Ideally suited for up to 5,000 terminations per hour, depending upon the terminal and wire combination, the ETCO Mighty-T Press accepts applicator feeds from the right, left or rear and has a 7.9” x 23” x 11.8” footprint. It accepts virtually all mini-style applicators with a standard “T” style coupling. ETCO’s Mighty-Mini Wire Terminal Applicator can handle wire up to 9 AWG, terminals from 0.006” though 0.32” thick, and a variety of tooling.

The ETCO Mighty-T Press sells for $2,950.00 and the Mighty-Mini Applicator is priced from $1,850.00 plus tooling. Delivery is 4-6 weeks.