Extraction, removal and insertion tools are professional hand-held tools designed for easy and accurate contact insertion and removal. They ensure that contacts from the housing of a connector are efficiently installed or removed without causing any damage to either of the components. Extraction, removal and insertion tools are usually available based on the specific series of connectors.
Types of extraction, removal and insertion tools
There are different types of extraction, removal and insertion tools available, depending on their specific purpose. These include:
Insertion guide pin
These tools are used with particular series of connectors, which include:
Card edge connectors
Coaxial RF connectors
Fibre optic connectors
Quick connect terminals
How to use extraction, removal and insertion tools
Extraction, removal and insertion tools can have simple to complex working principles, mostly depending on the connector series. For example, some tools often feature spring-activated buttons that fit around the contact to install or extract it without any difficulty. Extraction, removal and insertion tools come with specialised kits that help the user achieve optimal results in minimum time.