Mark-10 introduces their all-new Model WT3-201M automatic wire crimp pull tester, designed to measure the pull-off forces of wire and tube terminations up to 200 lbF (1 kN). Suitable for wire harness manufacturers, assemblers, integrators, and other users, the WT3-201M features a compact, rugged design suitable for laboratory and production environments.
The tester conforms to numerous UL, ISO, ASTM, SAE, MIL, and other requirements for destructive testing. Non-destructive testing is also possible, such as pulling to a load or maintaining a load for a specified period of time, as per the requirements of UL 486A/B. Programmable pass/fail limits with red and green indicators and audio alerts help identify non-conforming samples.
The WT3-201M accommodates wire sizes up to AWG 3 (0.25 in [6.3 mm] OD), or custom sizes via the available machinable blank fixture. Auto-start automatically begins the test when the wire sample has been loaded, and the test speed may be configured by the user as required. Upon sample break, the tester can automatically reverse, output the peak force, store the peak force, and zero the display, thereby increasing testing throughput and reducing the chance for operator error. Further testing efficiency is achieved via the available Profiles function, through which multiple test setups may be saved and recalled.
On-board data storage and statistical calculations is provided for up to 2,000 readings, with available date and time stamp for each saved data point. Data can be transferred to a PC or other data collector via USB, RS-232, Mitutoyo (Digimatic), or analog outputs. The WT3-201M includes MESUR™ Lite data acquisition software for single-reading or continuous data tabulation and one-click export to Excel.