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Co-Star makes life easier for M2M installation engineers with latest RF crimp tool

ht336g-bCo-Star, the global distributor to the mobile communications industry has designed a must-have crimping tool for Communication engineers who install Mobile Data equipment on site.

Field engineers who install mobile communications & M2M equipment often have to transport an array of tools to carryout installations and testing of wireless routers, antennas and cables and are sometimes required to work in remote areas. To make life a bit easier, Co-Star has designed a two in one RF crimping tool that is capable of crimping both RG174 and RG58 coaxial connectors including: BNC, FAKRA, FME, Mini UHF, N type, TNC, SMA & SMB.

The tool is especially useful when crimping RG58 SMA &  FAKRA connectors as you would normally have to use two separate crimping tools. The Co-Star HT.336G tool combines both and allows you to crimp the gold centre pin and the barrel with just one crimping tool.

Tim Cosgrove of Co-Star said: ” We developed the RG174/RG58 crimp tool to make life easier for communication engineers working on site. It means that that they only have to carry one set of tools instead of two for terminating antennas and making cable assemblies. Most of the  latest 4G wireless routers have either SMA or SMA reverse polarity RF connectors so when installing an antenna to optimise the routers performance you need to terminate them with the relevant SMA connector, that’s where our HT.226G is particularly useful as the engineer can carry out both crimping functions with just one tool.

“We recently supplied a large volume of the tools to a large utilities company who were installing remote monitoring equipment across the UK and needed to make up cable assemblies to connect antennas to 4G wireless routers on site. The engineers were able to produce the cable assemblies quicker and the company made a huge saving on tooling costs”.

The HT.336G has a ratchet mechanism that will not release until sufficient pressure has been applied ensuring a consistent professional crimp every time. The ergonomic handles  make the tool comfortable and very easy to use on a daily basis.

  • Crimps both RG174 & RG58 RF connectors – Two tools in one.
  • Will crimp both the gold centre pin and the barrel  on SMA & FAKRA RG58 connectors.

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About Co-Star
Co-Star are a UK based Global distributor to the mobile communications industry. Their product range includes: 4G Antennas, Wireless Routers, RF Cable Assemblies, RF Connectors & Adaptors and installation tools. Source: Tim Cosgrove. Co-Star

Co-Star RF Crimp Tool suitable for both RG174 & RG58 Connectors


Co-Star’s latest RF crimp tool part no: HT.336G is suitable for crimping both RG174 & RG58 coaxial connectors.

This is a vital piece of kit for mobile communication  engineers who install antennas and need to make up coaxial extension cables as it crimps both RG174 and RG58 coaxial connectors and is particularly useful for FAKRA RG58 and SMA RG58 as a standard RG 58 crimp tool won’t crimp the centre pin which means you need to use two tools to crimp one connector,  the Co-star HT.336G crimps both the centre pin and the barrel, two tools in one !

The unique ratchet mechanism of the HT.336G guarantees a consistent professional crimp every time as it won’t release until the correct amount of pressure has been applied to secure the pin & barrel. The ergonomic design of the handle allows engineers to carry out multiple installations with ease.

Tim Cosgrove of  Co-Star commented;

”  Engineers who install  TETRA and Telematics equipment on site love the versatility of the HT.336G as it allows them to quickly complete installations using just one tool. It’s particularly useful for  standard and reverse polarity SMA and FAKRA connectors as it crimps both the pin and barrel “.

  • Crimps both RG58 & RG174 connectors
  • 2 tools in 1
  • Useful when crimping RG58 SMA & Fakra connectors as only 1 tool needed
  • Ratchet mechanism ensures a consistent professional crimp every time

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