Weidmuller USA Launches PZ 2.5: The Smallest Crimping Tool on the Market
Thursday, February 22, 2024
by: Sara Hunt

Section: Press Releases

Weidmuller USA’s PZ 2.5 S is the smallest professional crimping tool on the market for wire end ferrules.

Richmond, VA
Weidmuller USA, a leading provider of smart industrial connectivity and automation products and solutions headquartered in Richmond, Va., has developed and launched the PZ 2.5 S, the smallest professional crimping tool on the market for wire end ferrules. In control cabinet construction, cables of the most diverse cross-sections are fitted with wire end ferrules.

On average, 90% of these connections are in a cross-section range of AWG 14 (2.5 mm2) and smaller. A focus on this cross-section range makes the PZ 2.5 extremely compact and ergonomic – the small handle width and the opening angle, as well as the weight, make the tool easy to use without incurring fatigue in the hand, wrist, or arm.

A summary of product features includes:
  • The PZ 2.5 tool features a length of 160mm with a small grip width so it can easily fit in the palm of the hand.
  • Weighing around 10 ounces, this compact tool is light to carry around for ergonomic advantage.
  • The trapezoidal crimp in the cross-section range of AWG 26 to AWG 14 (0.14-2.5 mm2) complies with all current standards.
  • The practical universal die prevents incorrect insertion and ensures error-free work.
  • The focus on small cross-sections also reduces wear, leading to a doubling of the service life of the PZ 2.5.

“By focusing on small cross-sections, it was possible to keep the size, weight, opening width, and actuating force of the PZ 2.5 small, without compromising on crimp quality,” said Niklas Bode, Business Development Manager for Workplace Solutions in Weidmuller USA’s Cabinet Products Division. “The result is a well-engineered compact tool that makes it easier and more ergonomic to crimp.”

Learn more about the PZ 2.5 from Weidmuller USA.

About Weidmuller USA:
For nearly five decades, Weidmuller USA, based in Richmond, Virginia, has been a beacon of innovation in smart industrial connectivity and automation. As part of the globally renowned Weidmüller Group, the company leverages a rich legacy and expertise that spans across production sites, sales offices, and representatives in over 80 countries. Weidmuller USA’s commitment to industrial transformation and developing future-ready products tailored to customers is unwavering. Recognized consecutively as a Top Workplace (2022-2023) by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Weidmuller USA’s mission is to power the pioneers of industry with cutting-edge and sustainable technology. Discover the next frontier of innovation at www.weidmuller.com.