The act of crimping a connector on to a wire or cable appears to be a simple procedure but can be fraught with problems if basic guidelines and good practices are not observed.... One of the most important points to remember when considering your preferred cable termination is that there is such a variance of cable entry and wall thickness dimensions between different manufacturers that it is always advisable to use a matched system of crimp terminals, or lugs, and tooling from the same manufacturer. This will eliminate the risk of over or under crimping which often results in expensive product failure, re-call or re-work. Before selecting your crimp terminals, connectors or lugs there are many things to consider. What is the size and type of the cable? Is there an unusual stud size or awkward position requiring an angled crimp? Will the connection be exposed to high temperatures, sea water, acids or solvents? Will the crimp terminals need to conform to Industry standards, such as DIN? What would be the best tooling for insulated, sheet or tube terminals? We address all these issues in the sections shown below. We also have a collection of data and technical information to help you.