BROOKFIELD, Wis., Dec. 10, 2012 – Artos Engineering Company, a Brookfield-based manufacturer of wire processing equipment, has introduced the new TU-14 Benchtop Crimping System. Designed for use in low-volume runs, custom wire configurations and as an automatic system applicator die test unit, the TU-14 features optimal ease of use and fast changeovers.

“We developed the TU-14 in response to industry demand for an efficient, affordable benchtop unit that offers versatility and ease of use,” says John Olsen II, Artos Engineering Company president. “The new termination unit has been engineered to increase operation uptime and overall productivity.”

For maximum visibility, LED lighting is built into the work area and focused on the crimping tooling area. To quickly access and change the applicator unit, the safety shield conveniently swivels open without the use of tools. In addition, the standard terminal reel bracket allows for fast changes from side to end feed terminal reels.

Used as a testing unit, the TU-14 also serves as a complement to automated machines, such as the Artos Cr.22, as it enables efficient testing and debugging of the applicator die set-up before the settings are replicated on a large automated system.

The quiet electronic control operates on a simple and accessible single-phase 220-volt supply, and features both a forward and reverse jog mode for setup and resetting of the crimping unit. The TU-14 also includes a standard pneumatic feed kit for operation of air-feed applicators.

Options include a Heavy Duty version equipped with a gearing device for more demanding applications and a Crimp Force Monitor for quality control monitoring of larger-gauge wires requiring more force.

About Artos Engineering Company

Founded in 1911 and based in Brookfield,Wis., Artos Engineering Corporation is an independently-owned manufacturer of wire processing equipment serving the aerospace, automotive and manufacturing industries.  For more information, visit

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