These are some tools and tips that I have used to wire panels that include PLCs, sensors, motors, drives, etc. Let me know in the comments below how you like these tools.
Wire strippers are an item that you will use often to remove the insulation from the wire to make the connections to the PLC. Strippers come in automatic and manual types. The automatic type will cut and pull off the stripped insulation. Manual types will cut the wire insulation but you will have to pull this off yourself.
Here is my favorite automatic wire stripper. (Irwin Vice-Grip)
Watch on YouTube: Automation Tools – Irwin Wire Strippers
Note: This stripper is not suited for multi-coated wire (nylon over PVC). This is commonly used in household wiring. If this is the main product you are stripping, the following tools are more appropriate. Automatic Wire Stripper Tool for 8-20 AWG Solid and 10-22 AWG Stranded Electrical Wire
Manual Wire Stripper
It is important that manual strippers have spring returns. They provide a better operation, especially if you are using them for a long duration.
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