triangle alert NOTICE: We are currently performing maintenance on our online pricing systems. Some parts may not yet be fully updated. If you need pricing assistance, please contact customer service using the information that can found on the bottom of the website. ×
triangle alert NOTICE: We are currently performing maintenance on our online pricing systems. Some parts may not yet be fully updated. If you need pricing assistance, please contact customer service using the information that can found on the bottom of the website. ×

Application Tooling

Application Tooling

We offer a variety of tooling to help you assemble your Discrete Wire, AccliMate™ and RF components. These range from simple hand tools that are ideal for lower volume projects, to applicators that can be used in bench top and automatic presses for larger volumes.


Hand Tools

Discrete Wire CAT-HT Hand Tool

AccliMate™ CAT-HT Hand Tool

RF Crimp CAT-RF Hand Tool

  • RF Crimp Hand Tool
    Features:
    • Scissor action handle
    • Shipped as components, or as a kit containing the handle and both crimp heads
    • Modular heas
    • Ideal for low volume, pre-production, and repair applications
    Crimp Dimensions Hand Tool Part Number Instruction Price Buy
    RF Tool Frame & Die Inserts (2) CAT-RF-FER-01 STS-M-FER-01
    RF Tool Frame CAT-RF-FER-800 STS-M-FER-01
    Die Insert - Set 1 .197" (5.00 mm)
    .178" (4.52 mm)
    .128" (3.25 mm)
    .105" (2.67 mm)
    .042" (1.07 mm)
    CAT-RF-FER-801 STS-M-FER-01
    Die Insert - Set 2 .324" (8.23 mm)
    .278" (7.06 mm)
    .213" (5.41 mm)
    CAT-RF-FER-802 STS-M-FER-01

    Contact Application Tooling Group for questions

Fixtures

AccliMate™ Fixtures

Direct Connect Cable Tool

ExaMAX® Tool

EXTreme LPHPower™ Application Tool

FireFly™ Insertion Tool

Flex Stacking Tools

Flyover™ QSFP Tools

RF Tools

SkyRay™ Tools

SEARAY™ Tools

XCede® HD Tools

Bench Top

CAT-MC Mini Applicator

Features:
  • Ideal for use in semi-automatic terminating units
  • Quick-change dies matched to specific terminals
  • Compatible with industry standard equipment
  • Precision adjust standard
  • Wire ranges 16-30 AWG
Mini Applicator Part Number Detail
TR = 30mm stroke length, with pre-feed terminal loading. Compatible with AMP K & most Asian presses. (AMP K presses are still the most common in the world, and will be for a long time. They have been replaced by the AMP G press.)
FR = 40mm stroke length, with pre-feed terminal loading. Compatible with AMP G presses. (AMP G presses are probably the 2nd most common in the world.)
FS = 40mm stroke length, with post-feed terminal loading. Compatible with AMP T & most fully-automatic presses (on lead-makers & harness-makers.)
Contact Application Tooling Group for questions

Bench Top Press

Samtec recommends these presses for use with its components
Processing a component onto a PCB used to be fairly straightforward. Through-hole products, or a single or double row surface mount with a larger centerline rarely offer unique challenges obtaining a proper solder joint. However, as electronics continue to get smaller and connect...
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact our lives in both expected and unexpected ways. Unfortunately, one of the expected ways is a drop in charitable donations. Analysts predict anywhere from a 6% decrease – with many planning for a bigger decline than that. Also, more than h...
In 2020, mobile traffic has skyrocketed everywhere as our planet battles a pandemic. Samtec.com saw nearly double the mobile traffic in the first two quarters than it normally sees. While these levels have dropped off from their peaks in the spring, they have not returned to thei...
Another event popular in the tech event circuit is PCI-SIG® DevCon. While DevCon events are usually in-person around the globe, this year, like so many others events, PCI-SIG DevCon is going virtual. PCI-SIG DevCons are members-driven events that provide an opportunity to learn d...
“I tinker,” said Tony Stark. Any Marvel fanboy will easily recognize that quote from Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark in Iron Man 3. Arguably, Tony Stark is the greatest tinkerer in any comic or superhero movie. What doesn’t he make? Hot rods? Yep. Computers. Yep. Robots? Yep! In t...