Wire Crimp Testing
Crimping is joining two or more pieces of metal or other ductile material by deforming one or both of them to hold the other. Crimp pull off tests, or crimp pull testing, measures the tensile force required to detach a crimped ferrule, terminal or connector from a wire. Companies within the automotive, appliance, and connector industries commonly perform these tests to verify integrity of their crimping process in production, as part of a quality system, and as a function to develop new products in R & D.
Force testing is a way of determining how an object will react when it is subjected to tensile or compressive loads - either during its normal operation or when being pulled / pushed until it deliberately fails or breaks.
These forces can be classified as tension, compression, flexure, shear and fracture.