The newly designed Burndy Patriot PAT750XT-18V battery-actuated hydraulic crimping tool offers more crimps per charge and improved ergonomic design, according to the manufacturer. The company also claims that the tool offers trouble-free tool operation, and incorporates the latest engineering technology with a patented high-speed hydraulic pump, transmission and piston design. The battery eliminates voltage depression, maximizing the number of crimps per charge. With crimping head design providing 360-degree head rotation, the tool head can operate in virtually any position. The PAT750XT-18V has 12-tons of output force, an audible “pop-off” crimp indicator, and an ergonomically balanced design to lessen fatigue. The crimper incorporates a patent- pending bearing and alignment guide for use with Hyground and other asymmetrical connectors and is capable of using all Burndy “U” style dies.

FCI-Burndy Products, 47 E. Industrial Park Drive, Manchester, NH 03109; (800) 346-4175; www.fciconnect.com .