Daniels Manufacturing Corp. (DMC) has received QPL status on the GMT232 hand crimp tool qualifying the tool to M22520/37-01 for military use. The GMT232 crimps AWG sizes 12 (yellow), 16 (blue), and 20 (red) splices for low-profile environmental splice applications (M81824/1-XX). (A gauge for this tool has also been qualified to M22520/39-01.) In addition to meeting the MIL Spec, the tool produces crimped assemblies that comply with the IPC/WHMA-A-620-A Industry Guidelines for Stamped and Formed-Closed Barrel-Insulation Support Crimps. This precise tool is ratchet controlled to ensure full crimp force (40 pounds) is applied. The handles will not open until they have been fully closed and the crimp completed. The jaws are equipped with a locator which is configured to hold the splice in the correct location while either wire is being terminated. The rugged construction of this tool assures repeatability and durability. The tool is 8 3/4 inches long and weighs .75 pounds. It is sold individually or can be included in DMC's wiring system tool kits. All DMC tools are made in the United States. For more information visit www.DMCTools.com.