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Pyro tools #140218
02/10/04 02:20 PM
02/10/04 02:20 PM
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lyledunn  Offline OP
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Guys,
I am looking for good grade pyro tools, especially a fast, durable stripper. Can you help?


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Re: Pyro tools #140219
02/10/04 06:14 PM
02/10/04 06:14 PM
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Bjarney  Offline
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West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
When ‘pyro’ is brought up, I immediately think of exothermic welds, often installed for subsurface grounding connections. They are always bare, so no stripper is used.
http://www.thermoweld.com/products.html http://www.erico.com/products/Cadweld.asp

Understood that ‘pyro’ could have a different/regional meaning.

Re: Pyro tools #140220
02/10/04 11:53 PM
02/10/04 11:53 PM
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Bjarney,
Pyro is short for Pyrotenax,
it is a brand of Mineral-Insulated, Metal-Sheathed (MIMS) cable. [Linked Image]
Lyle,
Have you tried the site of Radio Spares Components? (RS Components) as they used to sell tools for Pyro work.

Re: Pyro tools #140221
02/11/04 12:04 AM
02/11/04 12:04 AM
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Lyle,
I asume that you are looking for a tool like this:
[Linked Image]

At http://www.radionics.ie there is a tool like this listed as Cat No. 369-264 and it has the Code ZSJ.
Hope that this is of some help to you!. [Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 02-11-2004).]

Re: Pyro tools #140222
02/11/04 09:03 PM
02/11/04 09:03 PM
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Bjarney  Offline
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Mike — That's a very interesting looking tool. Where does it vent the requisite smoke and flames? ;-) ;-) ;-)

Re: Pyro tools #140223
02/12/04 03:43 AM
02/12/04 03:43 AM
Trumpy  Offline

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Bjarney,
MIMS cable is invariably made from a Copper Sheath with a Chalk inner holding 2 or more wires in suspension.
The wires themselves, having a 200 degree C+ rating.
They are used in the Non-US Areas for providing circuits in Boiler-Rooms and other High Temperature areas.
Biggest thing that anyone that works with MIMS, will tell you, is moisture!.
Allow a wee bit of moisture into a MIMS cable and see the Insulation Resistance to drop like a stone!. [Linked Image]


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