In electrical engineering, two cables are permanently connected by way of a prefabricated crimp connection, consisting of a sleeve protected by a heat shrink hose, in order to create electrically conductive wires. In the automotive industry, cables must be replaced or repaired when restoring, fixing or servicing cars. With a heat shrink tubing and a heat gun and special reflector nozzle from Leister or Weldy, cables can be insulated in no time at all. Leister not only offers the right hot air devices, but also special nozzles to perfectly shrink sleeves and heat shrink tubes. In addition to DIY applications, shrinking is also done in industrially.
The cable shrinking application is identical to that done at home or as a hobby, but the entire cable harnesses are prefabricated, usually in large numbers. Multiple connections are marked and insulated by means of heat shrinking tubes, but crimping is also a standard practice. During final assembly at the suppliers location, for example in the auto industry, cable harnesses are manufactured in various sizes according to customer requests.