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Part Numbering

Nicopress® power and signal sleeve part numbers naming convention

Every Nicopress® current carrying sleeve has an alpha-numeric stock number. In general, the number consists of three parts. Here’s an example with the explanation of the numbering.

1 - 162 - J

The first figure signifies the MATERIAL of which the sleeve is made, per the following list. In the example the number “1” designates Copper.

1 Copper
2 Galvanized Copper
3 Bronze
4 Galvanized Bronze
5 Galvanized Steel

The second group of numbers represents the decimal equivalent of the diameter of the WIRE/CONDUCTOR SIZE to be spliced. In the example, “162” represents the decimal equivalent of the diameter of 6 AWG solid copper wire.

The last letter denotes the TOOL GROOVE in which the sleeve must be compressed. The “J” in the example indicates that the sleeve must be compressed in a tool having a J groove. Nicopress® tools are made with various size grooves and the tools are marked with the letters corresponding to the last letter on the sleeve stock number. Tools are made to easily and quickly compress the appropriate sleeve. The letter designation on the Nicopress® sleeves makes it easy to identify which tool to use.

Nicopress® power and signal dead-ends, repair sleeves and Nicotap®sleeves naming convention

The stock numbers for Nicopress® dead-ends, repair sleeves and Nicotap® sleeves are the same as for the splicing sleeves, except that they have a prefix, per the below list.

9 offset dead-end (example: 9 1-162-J)
7 suspension dead-end (7 1-204-P)
R repair sleeve (R 1-8A-P)
T Nicotap® (T 1-128-J)

Nicopresss®wire rope connector product naming convention

Every Nicopress® wire rope sleeve has an alpha-numeric stock number. In general, the number consists of three parts. Here’s an example with an explanation of the numbering.

18 - 2 - G

The first figure signifies the MATERIAL and SLEEVE TYPE of which the sleeve is made, per the following list. In the example the number "18" designates Copper.

18 Plain Copper oval sleeve
428 Tin-Plated Copper oval sleeve
168 Stainless Steel oval sleeve
188 Aluminum oval sleeve
198 Titanium oval sleeve
871 Copper stop sleeve
872 Plated Copper stop sleeve
878 Aluminum stop sleeve

The second group of numbers represents the size of the diameter of the WIRE ROPE to be spliced. In the example, "2" represents 3/32" wire rope.

The last letter denotes the TOOL GROOVE in which the sleeve must be compressed. The "J" in the example indicates that the sleeve must be compressed in a tool having a J groove. Nicopress® tools are made with various size grooves and the tools are marked with the letters corresponding to the last letter on the sleeve stock number. Tools are made to easily and quickly compress the appropriate sleeve. The letter designation on the Nicopress® sleeves makes it easy to identify which tool to use.

Nicopress® tool stock numbers

There are typically two alpha-numeric characters for each Nicopress® tool, a number and a letter(s). The number of the tool designates its series/tool family. The letter(s) denote the groove(s) in the tool.

Here’s an example with an explanation.

51 - PJ

This signifies a type 51 with two grooves, a P and a J. The grooves are clearly marked on every tool. A particular groove will accommodate all sleeves having the same letter at the end of the sleeve stock number. For example, any tool having a P groove will compress any sleeve with a stock number that ends with a P.

Nicopress® tool families

The following is an outline of Nicopress® families of tools.

3 Series – 33” toggle-action tool: 3-G9-950, 3V-F6:X:M
17 Series – 8” plier style tool: 17-BA, 17-B4B
30 Series – 11” toggle-action tool: 31-DJ, 33V-CGB4
50 Series – 18” toggle-action tool: 51-MJ, 53-XPJ
60 Series – 20” toggle-action tool: 64-CGMP