M22520 – RELIABLE CRIMPING TOOLS

M22520 – Crimping tools, Locators & Custom Tool cases

MIL-DTL-22520 ( also known as M22520)  is now superseded by the SAE-AS22520.

This specification covers the general requirements for crimping tools, accessories and inspection gages used for connecting removable contacts,coaxial connectors, ferrules, terminals, end caps and splices to wire conductors for use with electric connectors, terminal junction systems, and other electric components.

First of all, crimping process is now the only process authorized for aircraft harnesses to attach a terminal or a contact end to an electrical conductor.

Crimping process is the method of  attaching a terminal or contact end to an electrical conductor by pressure forming a metal barrel together with the conductor.

Correct crimping in accordance with the Aircraft manufacturers requirements depends on the correct combination of conductor, crimp barrel and tool.

When applied with the suitable tool, a perfect connection is established which has both good electrical and mechanical characteristics.

That is why most of the aircraft applications are using standard M22520 which define the crimping tool as well as the locator or positionner.

Locator ( also known as “positionner”) or turret is an accessory designed to be attached to a crimping tool.

CRIMPING TOOLS

Generally, aviation uses 4 Tools with the following characteristics :

  • M22520/1-01 is specifed for wire gauge 12 through 26 AWG .Over a thousand turret heads are available to adapt to the crimping tool

Crimp depth is controlled by an 8 position selector knob located on the tool. Choice of the position depends on the cable used ( refer to appropriate M22520 specifications)

  • M22520/2-01 is specified for smaller wire gauge 20 through 32.

A large choice of positionners, depending on the connector and cable used, is also available to adapt to the crimping tool.

  • M22520/5-01 is mainly used for coaxial, triaxial and quadrax contacts and connectors.Your maintenance center just need one tool and a die set in order to accomodate most of the contacts previously mentioned.

  • M22520/23-01 is a pneumatic crimp tool widely used to ease crimping of power contacts and connectors.This heavy duty crimp tool accommodates large size contacts 8 through 0000 AWG.

This tool is portable and needs no extra booster for large size contacts. The standard die assembly and positioners are easily interchangeable with no special tool required. Air Cost Control used to provide QPL-M22520 tools and accessories to customers

CUSTOM TOOL CASES

In addition, our offer includes a large choice of “custom tool cases”such as:

This option allows you to have an easy solution in a suitcase which is really efficient and professionnal for your maintenance or training center.

 

MIL-DTL-22520 SPECIFICATIONS GUIDE

MIL-DTL-22520 Crimping Tools, Wire Termination, General Specification for (S/S by SAE-AS22520) MIL-C-22520/22 Crimping Tools, Terminal, Hand, Wire Termination for Size 12 Shielded Contacts (Shielded Crimp Sleeve) (S/S By SAE-AS22520/22)
MIL-C-22520/1 Crimping Tools, Terminal, Hand, Wire Termination for Wire Barrel Sizes 12 Through 20 (S/S by SAE-AS22520/1) MIL-C-22520/23 Crimping Tools, Terminal, Hand or Power Actuated, Wire Termination, Pneumatic Tool for Wire Barrel Sizes 0000 Through 8 (S/S by SAE-AS22520/23)
MIL-C-22520/2 Crimping Tools, Terminal, Hand, Wire Termination for Wire Barrel Sizes 20 Through 28 (S/S by SAE-AS22520/2) MIL-C-22520/24 Crimping Tools, Terminal, Hand or Power Actuated, Wire Termination: Tool, for Lug Terminal and External Power Plug Socket Contacts, Size 22-10 (S/S By SAE-AS22520/38)
MIL-C-22520/3 Crimping Tools, Terminal, Hand, Wire Termination; In-Service Inspection Gages (S/S by SAE-AS22520/3) MIL-C-22520/25 Crimping Tools, Terminal, Hand or Power Actuated, Wire Termination, Tool, for Crimp Style Electric Terminals Type I, Class 1 Terminals Under MIL-T-7928 and MIL-E-16366 (No S/S Document)
MIL-C-22520/4 Crimping Tool, Contact, Electric, Hand for Shielded Outer Contacts (S/S by SAE-AS22520/4) MIL-C-22520/26 Crimping Tool, Terminal, Hand or Power Actuated, Wire Termination, in Service Inspection Gages for MIL-C-22520/25 Crimping Tool (No S/S Document)
MIL-C-22520/5 Crimping Tools, Terminal, Hand Wire Termination, Large for Coaxial, Shielded Contacts and Ferrules, Terminal Lugs, Splices and End Caps (S/S by SAE-AS22520/5) MIL-C-22520/28 Crimping Tools, Terminal, Hand or Power Actuated, Wire Termination, Pneumatic Tool for Wire Barrel Sizes 20 Through 28 (S/S by SAE-AS22520/28)
MIL-C-22520/6 Crimping Tools, Terminal, Hand, Wire Termination, In-Service Inspection Gages (S/S by SAE-AS22520/6) MIL-C-22520/29 Crimping Tools, Terminal, Hand or Power Actuated, Wire Termination, Pneumatic Tool for Wire Barrel Sizes 12 Through 20 (S/S by SAE-AS22520/29)
MIL-C-22520/7 Crimping Tools, Terminal, Hand, Wire Termination for Wire Barrel Sizes 16, 20, and 22 (S/S by SAE-AS22520/7) MIL-C-22520/30 Crimping Tools, Terminal, Hand or Power Actuated, Wire Termination, Accessory Hardware for MIL-C-22520/28 and MIL-C-22520/29 Tools (S/S by SAE-AS22520/30)
MIL-C-22520/8 Crimping Tool, Terminal, Handed, Wire Termination Tool Kit for MIL-C-22520/7 Crimping Tool and Tool Positioners (use MIL-T-83507/8) MIL-C-22520/31 Crimping Tool, Terminal, Hand, for Shielded Size 12 Outer Contacts  (S/S By SAE-AS22520/31)
MIL-C-22520/9 Crimping Tool, Terminal, Hand, Wire Termination Tool Kit for MIL-C-22520/5 Crimping Tool and Dies (MIL-T-83507/9 and MIL-C-22520/5) MIL-C-22520/32 Crimping Tools, Terminal, Hand, Wire Termination for Connectors, Electrical, Flat Cable (Type 2) (No S/S Document)
MIL-C-22520/10 Crimping Tool, Terminal, Hand Wire Termination, Large for Coaxial, Shielded Contacts and Ferrules, Terminal Lugs, Splices and End Caps (S/S by SAE-AS22520/10) MIL-C-22520/34 Crimping Tools, Terminal, Hand, Wire Termination, for Crimp Type Removable Contacts for MIL-C-28840 Connectors (S/S By SAE-AS22520/34)
MIL-C-22520/11 Crimping Tools, Terminal, Hand, Wire Termination Tool Kit for 0N089559, 0N089561 Connectors (S/S by MIL-T-83507/10) MIL-C-22520/35 Crimping Tools, Terminal, Hand, Wire Termination; In-Service Inspection Gauges for MIL-C-22520/34 Crimp Tools (S/S by SAE-AS22520/35)
MIL-C-22520/13 Crimping Tool, Terminal, Hand or Power Actuated, Wire Termination, Tool Kit for F15 Aircraft Connectors (S/S by MIL-T-83507/13 and MIL-T-83507/14 and MIL-T-83507/15) MIL-C-22520/36 Compression Tool, Hand, Type 2 for Semirigid Coaxial Cable (Category F Connectors) (No S/S Document)
MIL-C-22520/14 Crimping Tool, Terminals, Hand or Power Actuated, Wire Termination, Tool Kit for Pave Spike (S/S by MIL-T-83507/12) MIL-DTL-22520/37 Crimping Tool, Electrical, Wire Splicing, Hand Actuated, Type II, for Environmental Splices, Wire Range 26-12 AWG (S/S By SAE-AS5520/37)
MIL-C-22520/15 Crimping Tools, Terminal, Hand, Wire Termination Tool Kit for MIL-C-22520/1 Crimping Tool and Turrets (S/S BY MIL-T-83507/11) MIL-DTL-22520/38 Crimping Tool, Terminal, Hand Actuated, Wire Termination, Type II, for External Power Plug Socket Contacts and Lug Terminal Sizes 22-10 (S/S by SAE-AS22520/38)
MIL-C-22520/17 Crimping Tools, Terminal, Hand, Wire Termination for Crimp Type Removable Contacts, Electric Connectors (S/S by SAE-AS22520/17) MIL-DTL-22520/39 Crimping Tool, Terminal, Hand, Actuated, Wire Termination, In-Service Inspection Gage for (S/S by SAE-AS22520/39)
MIL-C-22520/18 Crimping Tools, Terminal, Hand, Wire Termination In-Service Inspection Gage for MIL-C-22520/17 Crimping Tool (S/S by SAE-AS22520/18) MIL-DTL-22520/40 Crimping Tools, Terminal, Hand, Wire Termination; Type II T-Head for Terminal Lugs and Splices Size 22-14 (S/S by SAE-AS22520/40)
MIL-C-22520/19 Crimping Tool, Terminal, Hand, Wire Termination for Size 16 Shielded Contacts (Outer Contact) (S/S by SAE-AS22520/19) MIL-DTL-22520/41 Crimping Tools, Terminal, Hand, Wire Termination; Type II for Terminals and Splices Size 10-14 (S/S by SAE-AS22520/41)
MIL-C-22520/20 Crimping Tools, Terminal, Hand, Wire Termination for Size 16 Shielded Contacts (Shield Crimp Sleeve) (S/S By SAE-AS22520/20) MIL-DTL-22520/42 Crimping Tools, Terminal, Hand, Wire Termination; In-Service Inspection Gage (S/S by SAE-AS22520/42)
MIL-C-22520/21 Crimping Tool, Terminal, Hand, Wire Termination for Size 12 Shielded Contacts (Outer Contact) (S/S By SAE-AS22520/21) MIL-DTL-22520/43 Crimping Tools, Terminal, Hand, Wire Termination; In-Service Inspection Gage (S/S by SAE-AS22520/43)

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Written by Loic HONORE

Photos by Luc BOUCHEZ

M22520 – RELIABLE CRIMPING TOOLS
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