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DMC® Banding Tools

One-Step & Two-Step Tools

DMC® One-Step Banding Tool

The One-Step Band Application Tools are built to SAE AS81306/1 specifications and designed to install M85049/128-3, M85049/128-4, M85049/128-7, and M85049/128-8 “stamped buckle” bands. These tools are constructed to survive the demands of production and maintenance use, and remain precisely adjusted to provide a quality band termination. The tension-lock system gives the operator a positive indication when the precise tension has been applied. The cut-off handle easily cuts, bends, and locks the shield band in one step.

One-Step Banding Tool Instructions

Step 1: Prepare the Connector and Cable Braid. Terminate wire/contact assemblies and insert them into the connector. Prepare the cable braid for band termination process.

Step 2: Prepare band. Using a 1⁄4” stamped buckle band, feed the end of the band through the narrow slot on the buckle twice until the indicator mark is within approximately .250” of the buckle slot. This will create a double looped band. Never use a single looped band with the DBS-2100. To hasten the termination process on smaller adaptors, pull on the end of the band to reduce the diameter of the loop.

Step 3: Insert looped band into tool. Squeeze the grey release lever on the DBS-2200 and insert the end of the band into the nose of the tool. Ensure the orientation of the band matches the graphic on the body of the tool.

Step 4: Tighten Band around Braid/Connector. Repeatedly squeeze black tensioner handle until the band starts to tighten around the assembly. As the band tightens with each stroke of the tensioner handle, use abbreviated strokes (half strokes) until the band is tight against the braided cable. Release the tensioner handle and allow it to open fully. Confirm that the band is positioned flat over the braid on the connector accessory, and with one final stroke, close the tensioner handle until it locks against the tool body. This indicates that the band has been tightened to the pre-calibrated tension.

The following instructions apply only if the band must be removed or repositioned. To loosen or remove the looped band prior to locking the tensioner handle at the pre- calibrated tension, squeeze the release lever and pull the looped band away from the nose of the tool. To loosen or remove the looped band after locking the tensioner handle at the pre- calibrated tension, squeeze the tensioner handle and push the tension-lock lever forward. While holding the tension-lock lever forward, release the tensioner handle. The tensioner handle will open fully. Squeeze the release lever and pull the looped band away from the nose of the tool.

Step 5: Cut off excess band material. Once the tensioner handle is locked in place, squeeze the blue cut-off handle to finish the termination process. Ensure that the connector assembly is free to rotate slightly during this cut-off step. Both handles will open up on their own when tension is released by the cut.

Step 6: Remove excess band material. Squeeze the grey release lever. While squeezing the release lever, carefully pull on the excess band material, and slide it out of the tool and discard.

Step 7: Inspect the Termination. Visually inspect the termination made by the DBS-2200.

DMC® Two-Step Banding Tool

DMC’s Two-Step Banding Tools are designated for M85049/128- 1, M85049/128-2, M85049/128-5 and M85049/128-6 “welded buckle” bands. These tools tension and cut the band and leave an extended cut off tab. The second step provides an extra level of security by utilizing a roll-over tool to bend the cut-off tab over a full 180 degrees in a second operation. Works with the DBS-R05 (M81306/2-02D) Roll Over Tool for .125 Wide Bands.

Two-Step Banding Tool Instructions

Step 1: Insert the mechanical band into the DBS-1200 Banding Tool at least 1. 75 inches, the band loop shall be oriented on the upper side of the tool's nose (see Figure 1). Actuate the movable handle of the tool one complete stroke to insure that the band has been captured by the gripping mechanism. The band must be double looped.

Step 2: Position the connector and the shield assembly through the band allowing the connector to be on the left side of the tool.

Step 3: Orientate the shield terminations under the band while actuating the movable handle of the tool. Continue tool actuation until the band is snug and tool resistance is felt, then release the movable handle and actuate the handle one full stroke thus locking the movable handle (locking occurs at the predetermined poundage). Do Not attempt to pull the handle of the tool open. When the band is cut, The movable handle will open automatically.

Step 4: At any point in the operation prior to the locking of the movable handle, the band may be loosened or removed by disengaging the retention pawl. When actuating the retention pawl, apply a force on the band away from the tool to remove or loosen the band.

Step 5: To complete the termination, the band must be bent 90 ° by lifting the cutter lever upwards, and then cut by depressing the cutter lever downwards. When the cutting operation has started it must be completed prior to any further movement of the band in the tool. Note: Premature release of the movable handle during the bending cycle is acceptable.

Warning: Worn cutter blade requires additional pressure to operate and may damage the tool, or may result in accident or injury. Replace cutter blade periodically.

Step 6: Remove excess band material from the tool by pulling away.

Step 7: The cut off tab must be rolled over 180° in a manner which will prevent slippage. Note: DMC® recommends the use od DBS-ROS rollover tool. Slippage may occure if rollover exceeds 180°


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