Weidmuller Cutting Tools - Introduction

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PZ 3 for 0.5...6mm² (~20AWG...10AWG)
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PZ 16 for 6...16mm² (~10AWG...6AWG)
PZ ZH 16 for twin ferrules 6...16mm² (~10AWG...6AWG)
PZ 50 for 25...50mm² (~4AWG...1AWG)
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Weidmuller Cutting Tools - Introduction
A large number of cables and conductors in many different types and designs are used to connect electrical and electronic components. The cables and wires must be accurately prepared for the various types of connection. The quality of the cutting process is therefore of critical importance. Mechanical efficiency together with the special cutting pattern reduces the manual force required to a minimum.
Weidmuller Cutting Tools

Weidmuller is a specialist in the cutting of copper or aluminium cables. The product selection ranges from cutting tools for small cross-sections (with direct transmission of force) to cutting tools for large diameters. Weidmuller’s wide range of cutting tools fulfils all the criteria for professional cable preparation. The demands Weidmuller makes of its products can be summarised simply: a smooth, straight cut without deforming the conductor. Users profit directly from this philosophy, whilst maintaining ease of use.

At Weidmuller the term “cutting” refers to the severing of cables, wires and conductors of copper or aluminium with a tool appropriate for the application. The requirement for all cutting tools is to perform a smooth, straight cut without deforming the conductor.

According to DIN 8588, experts differentiate between shear cutting, wedge-action cutting, tearing and breaking. Shear cutting is employed particularly in the cutting of cables, wires and conductors. Cutting tools with cross blades should perform an oblique cut and operate without play.

The essential quality characteristics for professional cutting tools are a cutting edge shape which is suited to, and optimised for, the corresponding application, so that the manual forces required for cutting remain low. This allows singlehanded operation. Tools by Weidmüller comply with all requirements imposed on professional cutting tools.
Clean Cut Example Unclean Cut Examples
Movement of the blades Diagram A
We differentiate between two basic cutting processes:
  • Push cut
  • Draw cut
Position of the blades Diagram B