Qualified to MIL-DTL-22520/2* and AS22520/2*, the DMC® AFM8™ is designed for most of the miniature and sub-miniature connector types that are so widely used in electronic systems. The AFM8™ meets the need for a miniature tool accommodating wire sizes 20 through 32 AWG.
The AFM8™ gives a Mil-Standard 8 impression crimp, which assures maximum tensile strength. The cycle-controlled precision ratchet assures consistently accurate crimps every time. The tool frame has a built-in 8 step selector knob for ease in dialing the correct crimp depth setting for the wire being used.
Positioners adapt the tool frame to a particular application. The data plate on each positioner designates which contacts the positioner accommodates for its wire size and indicates the selector position. The positioner is easily removed and changed.
Periodic gaging is recommended to insure accurate calibration. This is easily accomplished with the M22520/3-1 “GO/NO-GO” gage (DMC® part no. G125) on SEL setting #8. The AFM8™ is 6 3/4" in length and weighs approximately 10 oz.
Other than keeping the tool clean and properly stored when not in use, no operator maintenance is required.
The DMC274 tool kit contains the AFM8™ tool frame, tool gage, and all mil-spec positioners. Also included in the DMC274 are tool instruction sheets and a tool selection chart.