About Mecal by Starn

Mecal by Starn is the distributor and manufacturer of the Mecal product line in the United States and Canada. The partnership of Mecal and Starn Tool, creating Mecal by Starn, provides world-class applicators and spare tooling for the wire harness industry. Mecal was established in 1976 with the aim of supplying the wire harness industry with the best crimping equipment available.  Mecal By Starn is a U.S. company, with a presence in almost every industry. The company specializes in wire harness crimping solutions, providing products that enable higher levels of system reliability, improved efficiency and long-term savings. Mecal By Starn serves customers in consumer electronics, automotive, energy and industrial, aerospace and defense, telecommunications, healthcare, appliance and transportation markets. Mecal By Starn’s products and services span across a wide range of sectors, including, but not limited to, power, signal and data transmission, embedded computing and sensing, automation, connectivity and signal management. Mecal By Starn works with leading companies in virtually every industry, from IT and consumer electronics, automotive to aerospace and defense, healthcare and industrial robotics to renewable energy and telecommunications. Mecal By Starn is known for its customer service excellence across its expansive product , as well as innovation and capability in custom-designed solutions to meet customer needs and help solve complex design challenges.

We appreciate your continued support of MBS. Please feel free to contact us with all questions or needs you have in the areas of Tooling and Components for Wire Harness Crimping.

Mecal by Starn offers 3 distinct advantages:

  1. Our products are the very best
  2. All of our customers receive world-class service
  3. We have 120 years of Experience


    • Fast lead times
      • 3-week lead time on standard applicators
        • 70% of the applicators we manufacture are considered standard
      • Each applicator is custom-built
        • Assembled & certified in Meadville, Pa
  • High Reliability and Repeatability
    • We’ve seen applicators with over 1million cycles
  • Easy to make adjustments
    • Regulating Head .01mm adjustments
    • Bellmouth, Feed, Bend, and Cut-off Tab- No removal from press
    • Tooling Change-outs
  • Extensive documentation with our applicators
    • Technical Data Sheet
    • Bill of Materials
    • Cross section picture


    • 1-Week lead time on 1.5, 2, 4 and 8-Ton presses
    • Similarities between tonnages
      • Easy for new employee training
    • Presses made from casting, more robust, less flex resulting in a more consistent crimp.
  • Perishable Tooling
    • 2-week lead time on perishable tooling
    • 3-day rush available – with no expediting fees
    • 200,000+ Hits expected (with proper maintenance & correct use)

Spare Parts & Accessories

  • 4-week lead time on most spare parts
  • Full catalog of Wire Harness Crimping Accessories
  • Quick response
    • Sales & Technical Support
      • Response within 1 business day
    • Free in-house training & videos
    • R&D Projects
    • Our customers have direct access to us
      • Sales
      • Technical
      • Engineering
      • Administration
  • Starn Tool & Mecal S.r.l
    1. A partnership between Starn Tool and Mecal S.r.l provides us with over 120 years of experience
    2. Starn Tool, our Parent Company gives us a knowledge base of best practices for manufacturing
      1. We know what material to use
      2. We know how to heat treat the material
      3. Our polishing process is highly effective
      4. We’re comfortable with tight tolerances
      5. Thorough understanding of GD&T
  • Mecal S.r.L, well known and well respected
    1. We use their extensive database to reference and know exactly what applicator to build for our customers.
    2. We work closely with Mecal engineering on large and day-to-day projects.