Tools and Equipment
Get a pistol-grip on Burndy PAT500SJ series
By Renée Francoeur
April 20, 2015 – Burndy has added to its Patriot family of installation tools with the PAT500SJ series—a pistol-grip style, 6-ton 18V lithium-ion battery powered crimper with interchangeable cutting jaws.
The PAT500SJ series accepts all Burndy standard “W” and “X” style crimping dies and offers copper crimping capacity from No. 8 wire up to 500 kcmil and No. 8 wire to 350 kcmil for aluminum cable. With the interchangeable cutter jaw, the PAT500SJ allows for copper cuts up to 500 kcmil, aluminum cuts up to 636 kcmil and ACSR cuts up to 556 kcmil.
The series is built on the Burndy Infinity drive engine platform to deliver 6 tons of force, Burndy said, and also features a patented high-speed hydraulic pump system. Other features include a crimping head design and an audible “pop-off” indicating a properly completed crimp.